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
June 14: Is It Time For The NBA To Change The MVP Award?
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
June 14: Is It Time For The NBA To Change The MVP Award?

Eric & Paul discuss the MVP award and if it’s time to change the definition of it. Leo Rautins looks back on the two year anniversary of the Raptors’ championship and weighs in on the series between the Nets and Bucks. Jimmy Arias of the Tennis Channel talks about Novak Djokovic’s win at the French Open and why he’s going to end up as the greatest men’s tennis player of all time.

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 11, 2021
June 11: Pascal Siakam Goes Under The Knife

Eric & Paul react to the breaking news of Pascal Siakam having surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder. Alvin Williams stops by to talk Siakam, Milwaukee’s bounce-back against Brooklyn, and what happens with Philadelphia if they don’t make a long playoff run. CEBL CEO & Commissioner Mike Morreale discusses the league getting approval to play games, the process on getting approval from provincial governments, and what he’s most looking forward to seeing once the season gets going.

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 10, 2021
June 10: Is the NBA Ready For Life After LeBron?

Eric & Paul discuss Nikola Jokic’s MVP win and parity in sports. Long-time NBA guard CJ Miles on enjoying watching stars, having stars with personalities, and why the Nets have been so great in these playoffs. ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz chats with the panel about his piece on emerging stars in the NBA, how the NBA can market itself without one or two international stars, 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.

Jun 9, 2021
June 9: Red, White & Blue for the CN Tower? C’mon!

Eric & Paul weigh in on the CN Tower controversy, shaking hands after a series loss, and Indiana firing head coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season. Sixers analyst Alaa Abdelnaby stops by to talk about rivalries, the added element of intrigue with some hatred between the Sixers & Hawks, and Joel Embiid’s incredible performance in Game 2.

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 8, 2021
June 8: Can The Bucks Comeback Against The Nets?

Eric & Paul react to the Habs' sweep of the Jets, and if Maple Leafs fans should get any sort of solace in that victory. ESPN’s David Fizdale weighs in on the Coach of the Year award, Chris Paul’s impact in Phoenix, and why Milwaukee has struggled against Brooklyn. Ben Wagner stops by to look at how the Blue Jays have managed to stay afloat, how a softer schedule could really help them going forward, and the chances of the team being back in Toronto this 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.