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
May 18: Kyle Lowry’s Future: Undecided
May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021
May 18: Kyle Lowry’s Future: Undecided

Eric and Paul react to Kyle Lowry’s season ending media availability and how he could return to Toronto. Spurs analyst and former NBA forward Matt Bonner talks about being at the Naismith Hall of Fame induction ceremony, playing with Tim Duncan, and why Chris Bosh is a sure fire Hall of Famer. Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey discusses his extension, the process of developing a young team, and what he looks for in a veteran to work with a young group.

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.

May 17, 2021
May 17: Wrapping Up The Raptors Season

Eric and Paul discuss the play-in games and if the NBA might look to change it next season. Sportsnet’s Michael Grange stops by to chat about the Raptors' year, Kyle Lowry’s future, and why there are reasons to be optimistic. Dan Woike of the LA Times talks about Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction, the Lakers having to participate in the play-in games, and how LA will rotate their big men going forward.

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.

May 14, 2021
May 14: The Blue Jays Are Streaking!

Eric and Paul discuss how hard it is to be a fan of sports teams given their jobs. Leafs Nation pre- and post-game analyst Gord Stellick stops by to talk about playoff expectations for the Maple Leafs, why they are very fair, and if the lack of adversity during the regular season could hurt them. Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez chats with the guys about the improvement in the offence, what Marcus Semien has brought to the team, and why the front office should be praised for their construction of the roster.

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.

May 12, 2021
May 12: Remembering “The Shot”

Eric and Paul look back on Kawhi Leonard’s game winning shot from the 2019 playoffs against the Sixers on the two year anniversary. Canadian sports icon Donovan Bailey discusses which sports moments he remembers most as a fan, challenges in having to adjust to training & lifestyle in a different place, and DK Metcalf trying out for the US track team. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi chats about the Blue Jays' series opening win against Atlanta, if the offence can carry the team throughout the season, and Robbie Ray providing much needed deep starts.

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.

May 11, 2021
May 11: The Final Nail for the Raptors

Eric and Paul reflect on the Raptors missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Sportsnet’s Alvin Williams stops by to talk about the Raptors' development, the league problem with resting players, and the play-in tournament. The Athletic’s Nate Tice chats about Tim Tebow signing in Jacksonville, what to expect from Urban Meyer in his first year as an NFL head coach, and the messy situation in Green Bay.

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.