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
March 3: How Can The Raptors Handle This Adversity?
Mar 3, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
March 3: How Can The Raptors Handle This Adversity?

Eric and Paul discuss the potential for a Kyle Lowry trade and if it makes sense for the club. MLB Network’s Dan Plesac talks about his love for the Blue Jays, which player he thinks could play a big factor in their success, and Vladdy Guerrero Jr.’s off-season transformation. Sportsnet’s Michael Grange weighs in on the Raptors lineup troubles, which player could step up in the absence of some top players, and if this week is an audition for some players.

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.

Mar 2, 2021
March 2: The Importance Of Allowing Coach Growth In The NBA

Eric and Paul discuss the NHL’s division model and where it ranks among the big four sports. Former Raptor CJ Miles stops by to discuss the idea of giving coaches time to develop like players, what it might be like for an assistant coach to move into a head coaching role, and his time in Toronto. NFL Network’s Marc Ross chats about JJ Watt signing with the Cardinals, what’s next for Houston, and the potential changes across the league at the quarterback position.

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.

Mar 1, 2021
March 1: Bracing For The Worst?

Eric and Paul react to JJ Watt signing in Arizona and the surprise surrounding it. Sportsnet’s Alvin Williams discusses the NBA’s decision to continue on with the All Star Game, how people have come to trust the league and their decision-making, and what happens if the Raptors miss time due to health and safety protocols. Blue Jays analyst Pat Tabler looks at the mental grind for today’s athletes, how the front office has juggled figuring out where the team is playing 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 Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 26, 2021
Feb. 26: Getting Ready For The Second Half

Eric and Paul discuss the remainder of the NBA’s schedule and how tough it will be down the stretch. Raptors analyst Leo Rautins chats about the Raptors game right now, Pascal Siakam’s ability to bounce back after a rough outing and gives his take on the rumours surrounding Kyle Lowry. CEBL Commissioner and CEO Mike Morreale talks about the new schedule, the logistics that go into travel during a pandemic and the different testing that will happen during the season.

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.

Feb 25, 2021
Feb. 25: A Farewell to Sid and A Look Back At History

Eric and Paul look at the NBA’s play-in format and if reseeding is something that needs to happen. Sid Seixeiro weighs in on Eric and Paul’s conversation and reflects on his time with the station and what he will miss most. Former NHL forward Val James looks back on his career, his dad’s impact on him and the importance of his story.

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.