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
July 27: NBA rumours start to loom, Jays return to Toronto soon
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
July 27: NBA rumours start to loom, Jays return to Toronto soon

Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Eric Smith and Paul Jones to discuss the countdown to the Rogers Centre hosting Blue Jays games again with fans in the stadium, the importance of the upcoming schedule before the trade deadline, the team overcoming losing close games, and how Ross Atkins and the organization will balance chasing for rentals over giving up elite prospects at the deadline. Sports Illustrated's Howard Beck helps the guys sift through fact or fiction with NBA rumours floating around, if it's time for the Raptors to move on from Kyle Lowry, if Toronto can rebuild a championship contending team again very soon, and the Pelicans continuing to build around Zion Williamson. 

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.

Jul 26, 2021
July 26: International basketball is getting better

ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins Eric Smith and Paul Jones to discuss the growing competition in international basketball, the NBA producing players to one day represent their home country on a global stage, and the pressure on USA Men's basketball program in the years to come. Sportsnet's Michael Grange weighs in on the positive directions with professional sports returning to Canada, concerns with how the women's national basketball team performed in their Tokyo Games opener vs. Serbia, how the Raptors will approach the NBA Draft, and if free agent centre Jarrett Allen would be a good fit for Toronto.

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.

Jul 23, 2021
July 23: Hitting the ground running, track and field primer

Eric and Paul are joined by Alvin Williams to chat about the championship mentality embodied by Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks, and who the Toronto Raptors should look towards on draft night with the fourth overall pick. Next up, former Canadian runner and gold medalist Donovan Bailey stops by to give his predictions on this year’s Olympic crop of sprinters and who could potentially reach the podium in the 100 metre dash. 

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.

Jul 22, 2021
July 22: Are The Jays Ready To Make A Splash?

Eric and Paul are joined by Buck Martinez to talk about the Jays ahead of the trade deadline and the impact of returning home. The guys react to breaking news about the NFL’s scheduling and the potential of forfeitures.

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.

Jul 21, 2021
July 19: Giannis And The Bucks Win The NBA Championship

Eric and Paul are joined by NBA Champion and Spurs analyst Matt Bonner to talk about Giannis’ incredible performance and if Milwaukee might become a popular destination. CBS NFL analyst Amy Trask gives her take on the Aaron Rodgers situation and how much pressure is on Matthew Stafford following Cam Akers’ injury.

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.