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 6: “I Like That The Wound Is Open, So We Can Begin To Heal It”
Jul 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
July 6: “I Like That The Wound Is Open, So We Can Begin To Heal It”

Vanderbilt head coach and former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse kicks off the show with Eric and Paul discussing what he’s been up to during the pandemic, his sit down with Maya Moore and what he needs to do to be better when it comes to social issues. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale stops by to talk about MLB’s testing fiasco, how rule changes for this year might continue beyond this season 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.

Jul 3, 2020
July 3: “Are You Ever Going To Get 100% Compliance?”

Eric and Paul weigh in on the Washington football club possibly changing its name. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi discusses the Jays officially moving camp to Toronto, if they will be able to play home games at Rogers Centre and what their plans are for Austin Martin and Nate Pearson. USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt chats about whether or not he thinks the NBA season will restart, if players will be able to follow the rules and which teams could surprise in this playoff structure.

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.

Jul 2, 2020
July 2: “These Are Meaningful Times”

Eric and Paul weigh in on the latest announced positive test results for the NBA. Sportsnet’s Alvin Williams talks about how this playoff might be harder than other years, how social justice issues could cause a rift in a locker room and how important his time in Toronto was. The guys chat about their favourite all-time Canadian sports moments.

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.

Jun 30, 2020
June 30: “I’ve Never Seen A Brinks Truck Following A Funeral Procession”

Eric and Paul react to news that masks may be mandatory in public spaces around the GTA. 10-time NBA champion Jim Cleamons discusses the idea of returning to play for the NBA, what it was like being a player during the 70’s and more. The guys discuss comments made by Norm Powell and Nick Nurse on Marc Gasol.

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.

Jun 29, 2020
June 29: “I Wish We Could Be Back In Those Arenas”

Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck weighs in on the NBA’s return to play plan, what the new normal could look like for the league and what next season could look like. Blue Jays radio voice Ben Wagner discusses the possibility of the team being able to play games in Toronto, what’s gone on in Florida 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.