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
Jul 5, 2022
Should The Raptors Trade For Kevin Durant? + Canada Basketball CEO Mike Bartlett

On this edition of Smith & Jones, Eric Smith & Paul Jones are joined by Canada basketball CEO Mike Bartlett (:04) to talk about everything going on at the Mattamay Centre with Global JAM. And what an exciting time it is in Canadian Basketball, and how they plan to continue to push it forward. Then the guys are joined by SportsNet analyst and Former Raptor Alvin Williams (:25) to talk about Chris Brossard's comments about players not wanting to go to Toronto, and what the reality is. Then they talk about whether or not Kevin Durant could be a Raptor, and what they should and shouldn't give up to acquire him.

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.

Jun 22, 2022
Nik Stauskas on the NBA Finals + Alvin Williams on his Draft Day memory

On the latest Smith & Jones Eric Smith & Paul Jones congratulate the Warriors  on the NBA championship before being joined by the radio Voice of the Warriors Tim Roye (:06). They discuss the similarities between Nick Nurse and Steve Kerr, and the Warriors Canadian flavor. They are then joined by former Raptor Alvin Williams (:18) to talk about his draft day experience. Finally they are joined by Celtics Shooting Guard Nik Stauskas (:32) and talk about his experience being in the NBA finals, and what the future holds for him!  

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.

Jun 16, 2022
Raptors Assistant GM Dan Tolzman on the Teams Draft Process + NBA Finals Talk!

On this episode of Smith & Jones, Eric Smith and Paul Jones talk everything NBA finals and preview game 6. They then welcome on former Raptor and current Sportsnet Analyst Alvin Williams (:06) to talk about the emergence of Andrew Wiggins this series as well as how he see's game 6 going down.  Assistant GM and VP of Player Personnel for the Raptors Dan Tolzman (:25) comes on to talk about all things Raptors and NBA draft. From the teams process of evaluating players, to how they handle undrafted free agents.  The guys wrap it up with a mini review of the new Adam Sandler Netflix movie hustle!  

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.

Jun 9, 2022
Is the NBA Actually Softer Now?

On this edition of Smith & Jones, Eric Smith and Paul Jones recap game 3 of the NBA finals and how the Celtics were able to take a 2-1 series lead. Then the voice of the Celtics Sean Grande joins them (:08) to talk about the journey of this Celtics team this year, How the coaching change has helped them, and what he expects to see the rest of the series. The guys then talk about Draymond Green and CJ McCollum transition to  the media, and just how the league has 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 2, 2022
Warriors, Celtics, and OG, Oh My! A 2022 NBA Final Preview

On this episode of Smith & Jones, they are joined by the voice of the Warriors Tim Roye (:01). They preview everything Warriors related from the finals, to Klay Thompson's recovery, to Andrew Wiggins development, and to the Warriors could-be dynasty. Then the guys give you their thoughts on the NBA finals. And the trade rumors circling around OG Anunoby in Raptor land. Alvin Williams joins them (:22) to talk about the what the Raptors roster can improve on, as well as offer his thoughts on the NBA Finals. Finally they are joined by John Karalis (:45) from the Boston Sport Journal to talk all things Celtics, how this team got here, and how he sees the series playing out.

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.