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 26, 2021
Checking in With Oshae Brissett

Pacers forward Oshae Brissett joins the show to look ahead to tonight's matchup against the Raptors, and discuss the parity in the Eastern Conference, what it's been like playing under Rick Carlisle, playing fewer minutes this season compared to last, his relationship with his former Raptors teammates, and where the Canadian men's national program is at (0:22). To close out the show, Eric and Paul touch on Oshae's minutes, before briefly chatting about the Raptors' upcoming schedule (8:57).

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, 2021
Getting Back to .500 in Indy

Eric Smith and Paul Jones are joined by Toronto Raptors play by play voice Matt Devlin as the team’s lengthy road trip comes to end in Indiana (12:55). Next, Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia discusses his new documentary "Superfan: The Nav Bhatia Story", his moving to Canada, and Toronto’s season to this point (30:05).

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

Nov 25, 2021
A Gritty Raptors Win in Memphis

Eric Smith and Paul Jones share their thoughts on the Raptors’ 126-113 win against the Memphis Grizzlies, particularly Gary Trent Jr. and his big game with 26 points (0:44). Next, The Toronto Star’s Doug Smith talks about the team’s season to this point as they near the twenty-game mark and discusses the level of concern with Chris Boucher as he seems uninvolved when he does see the floor (16:28). Then Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times weighs in on the NBA’s Western Conference and the Lakers’ inconsistent play as they hover around the .500 mark (34:21).

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

Nov 23, 2021
Catching up With Lenny Wilkens

Eric Smith and Paul Jones open the show with their final thoughts on the Lakers-Pistons skirmish now that punishment has been handed down with a one-game suspension for LeBron James and a two-game suspension for Isaiah Stewart (1:18). Hall of Fame player and coach Lenny Wilkens joins the show to reflect on his time with the Raptors and the team’s 2019 championship, the NBA’s bubble setup during the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement, how the game is officiated today, the future of the NBA in Seattle, and coaching Vince Carter (18:21).

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

Nov 22, 2021
A Look at Kyle Lowry’s Tenure in Toronto

Eric Smith and Paul Jones open the show reacting to last night’s skirmish in the the Lakers-Pistons game between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart and ex-NBA guard Gilbert Arenas’ thoughts on the incident (1:11). Following that, the guys share their thoughts on the Raptors 119-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center (23:05). The Undefeated’s Senior NBA writer Marc Spears talks about his latest story on Kyle Lowry, his decision to play in Miami, his anticipated return to Toronto, and Lowry claiming once again that he will sign a one-day contract to retire a Toronto Raptor (29:20). 

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