Smith And Jones

Opinion, analysis and news on the Raptors, NBA and the biggest stories in sports with Eric Smith and Paul Jones.

Recent Episodes
Nov. 27: “Finding The Location Is Going To Be Tough”
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Nov. 27: “Finding The Location Is Going To Be Tough”

Former MLSE CEO Richard Peddie joins Eric and Paul to talk about the potential for a new stadium for the Blue Jays, what goes on when trying to build a new arena or stadium and more. Milwaukee Bucks guard Nik Stauskas discusses his new deal, his experience playing in Europe and the drive to get back to the NBA.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 26, 2020
Nov. 26: “Unfortunately We Couldn’t Make It Work”

Eric and Paul discuss the allure of the NFL even when there are bad matchups. Canada Basketball CEO Glen Grunwald talks about the men’s team not participating in upcoming qualifiers and the difficulties navigating international schedules during the pandemic. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi stops by to look at the Jays in the rumour mill, being linked to big name free agents and the potential for the team to play in Toronto next season.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 25, 2020
Nov. 25: “I Was Heading Out Of The NBA”

Eric and Paul reflect on the passing of Diego Maradona. Sportsnet’s Alvin Williams talks about watching Julius Erving growing up, Chris Boucher’s role with the Raptors next season and the importance of having someone believe in you as a player. The guys talk about the Steelers-Ravens game being pushed from Thursday night to Sunday night.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 24, 2020
Nov. 24: “Anywhere From 3-6 In The East Won’t Be Surprising”

Eric and Paul react to the Raptors’ signing of Alex Len and the work that has been done so far this off-season. Brad Turner of the LA Times chats with the guys about the Lakers’ big moves, the Clippers lagging behind and how Ty Lue will approach his first year as Clippers head coach. The Athletic’s Blake Murphy looks at the Raptors’ off-season, where they stack up in the East and how much the conference has actually changed.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Nov 23, 2020
Nov. 23: “You Got One Of The Top Free Agents”

Eric and Paul discuss the whirlwind weekend with NBA free agency. Raptors TV analyst Leo Rautins stops by to talk about Fred VanVleet re-signing with the team, losing Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol and why he isn’t worried about the team’s future. Jason Cole from Florida Football Insiders joins the guys to talk about the Ravens’ struggles, why the Packers might not be contenders and how the Chiefs look bored.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.