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
Aug. 11: “If You’re A One, You Can’t Be A Five-And-Dive Guy”
Aug 11, 2020
Aug 11, 2020
Aug. 11: “If You’re A One, You Can’t Be A Five-And-Dive Guy”

Eric and Paul talk about the Rangers winning the draft lottery and look back at another New York sports conspiracy. Blue Jays radio voice Ben Wagner discusses the changes at Sahlen Field, the importance of major leaguers feeling comfortable and the early starts for Hyun-Jin Ryu. CEBL commissioner and CEO Mike Morreale chats about the finish to the league’s season, the importance of completing the year and the impact the league has had on Canadian basketball.

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.

Aug 10, 2020
Aug. 10: “It’s Exceeded Even The Most Optimistic Expectations”

Eric and Paul react to the Raptors reaching the 50-win plateau for the 5th consecutive season. Sportsnet’s Michael Grange discusses the difficulty of the Raptors’ accomplishment and what the future holds. NHL on Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek weighs in on the Maple Leafs’ disappointing exit, how different this roster may look next year and more.

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.

Aug 7, 2020
Aug. 7: “They Were 17-5 Without Kawhi, You Don’t Do That By Accident”

Eric and Paul look back on the Leafs' tough loss to the Blue Jackets. Co-host of NBA Today on SiriusXM and Phoenix Suns analyst, Eddie Johnson, chats with the guys about the incredible play by the Suns, which teams have surprised and disappointed and how good the Raptors have been. Postmedia’s Michael Traikos joins the show to discuss what is needed for a Leafs bounce back, what we will learn after Game 4 and why there should be no more excuses.

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.

Aug 6, 2020
Aug. 6: “It’s No Coincidence, This Is A True Team”

Alvin Williams joins Eric and Paul for his weekly visit to talk about the Raptors defence, winning without a superstar and trying to keep the championship window open. Blue Jays TV voice Buck Martinez chats about the early optimism, struggles for some of the younger players and how they can adjust.

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.

Aug 5, 2020
Aug. 5: “If You’re Playing Toronto, They’re Not Going To Beat Themselves”

ESPN NBA analyst and former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy joins Eric and Paul to talk about the Raptors advantages, Nick Nurse’s coaching job and the Clippers' path in the West. NBA On TNT’s Ian Eagle discusses working with Stan Van Gundy, how good the Blazers and Mavericks have been and more.

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.