The Rapcast by Raptors Republic

by Raptors Republic · · ·

The "RapCast" takes a closer look at the the Toronto Raptors from fans' perspective and dissects plays, games, strategies, players, possessions, calls, future, the front office, the arena, the fans, the media and everything else in between.

Andrew Damelin, Manny Rao and Zarar Siddiqi talk through the wide variance in win projects for 2021-22. They discuss: Why is there a wide variance in win total amongst Vegas and the fans? Pascal Siakam's three-point shot - what needs to happen for it to hit 38% Ishamil Wainright's Kansas …
It's not too early to look at early season matchups and make some predictions. In this episode of Runnin' Off The Screen, Mac previews the Raptors schedule, looks at the important dates and breaks down what the Raptors should expect in their early season games. This is a simulcast of …
Host Zarar Siddiqi welcomes Louis Zatzman to talk: The perks of getting verified on Twitter Knee-jerk fan reactions to every Scottie Barnes performance Rationale for Masai Ujiri seeking a Pascal Siakam move The necessities of unorthodox innovation The fake contention windows Big man situation with Khem Birch and Precious Achiuwa …
Host Andrew Damelin is joined by Baylor Associate Head Coach Jerome Tang to talk about his college pupil and Raptors hopeful Ishmail Wainright. Coach Tang outlines how Ish avoided the pitfalls that claimed many of his friends' lives while growing up in Kansas City. Then he discusses Wainright's rare appetite …
Host Samson Folk brings on his good friend/nemesis, Blake Murphy to talk about the Raptors offszn, and Summer League basketball. The sounds of Summer League Offszn cliffnotes SL Standouts Malachi the Grift King Scottie's Summer League Content Creation Drafting David Johnson's Summer League Dalano Banton, the funkfest Competition for backend …
Host Samson Folk brings on analyst, Henry Ward to discuss Scottie Barnes, Dalano Banton, David Johnson, and what their selections mean for the Raptors team-building. Scottie Barnes, an amorphous blob League Pass Highlight Passing Potential Defensive Problem Solving David Johnson, lottery talent? Dalano Banton, the funkfest Scheming and maintaining advantage …
Host Zarar Siddiqi is joined by Dean Demakis from DeanOnDraft.com. We talk: Why Dean ranked Cade Cunningham #6 on his Big Board Debunking the notion of Jalen Suggs being a "win now" versus Barnes being a "win later" pick When controlling for age, height, length, assist rate, and steal rate, …
Host Samson Folk brings on draft analyst/writer, and head of research and development at Cerebro, PD Web to talk about the Raptors draft. Scottie Barnes at #4, do we like it? Standout aspects of his game How complicated is the jumper surgery? Most advantageous positions for his game Is anyone …
Host Zarar Siddiqi is joined by RR writer Kyle Brickman (https://twitter.com/chuckingbricks) to talk: Hating the Bucks but loving the "small market" success. Trading up to get Mobley or down to get Barnes Siakam trade rumours BS Letting Lowry walk or getting a Kuzma-type Lowry and DeMar joining up in LA …
Host Samson Folk brings on Oren Weisfeld, Raptors Republic's man in the field for the Olympic Qualifiers, to talk about the event and Team Canada's performance there. The lack of size A failure to leverage NBA talent Wiggins, Barrett and the future of the wing tandem Alexander-Walker doing great things …
After celebrating the 4th pick for some time, basking in the summer sun and enjoying a stress free playoffs. Nick and Barry collect their thoughts on some of the offseason stories surrounding the Raptors. The fellas jump back into the studio to discuss. On this episode they chat: \- Nick …
Host Samson Folk brings on 'friend of humanity' and terrific NBA writer, Jackson Frank to discuss Jalen Suggs game in great detail. What makes Suggs an attractive prospect? The likeliest of the top 4 An unlikely primary What makes Suggs an incredible connecting player? A transition savant NBA Reads/Plays that …
Host Samson Folk brings on NBA Twitter pal, Pakhattak to talk about the wild card players the Raptors could potentially end up with on draft night. Josh Giddey Jaden Springer Davion Mitchell Scottie Barnes \+ some inside scoops Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Host Samson Folk brings on the beloved HoopGoose to discuss the 'big 3' of Suggs, Mobley, and Green, plus a handful of second round talents - and finally, what to do with Pascal Siakam. Mobley is Generational The fluctuation of Green and Suggs 2nd round combo guards Non-shooting bigs Shooting …
USA Basketball Head Coach, South Carolina Head Coach, 5-time WNBA All Star and absolute legend Dawn Staley joins host Andrew Damelin to discuss the ascension of rising Canadian star and Gamecocks pupil, Laeticia Amihere. We revisit Amihere's dunk as a 15-year old, which Staley witnessed in person. We delve into …
Host Samson Folk brings on draft analyst, Ben Pfeifer to talk at length about possible Raptors draft pick, Evan Mobley. An introduction to loving Mobley What shape is the jumpshot in/Stretch 5's don't really exist Catch Radius, and rim-rolling Passing and scoring on the short-roll. Attacking Closeouts Passive offense - …
Host Samson Folk brings on the fantastic draft analyst, PD Web to talk at length about possible Raptors draft pick, Jalen Green. 50 minutes on Jalen Green 30 minutes on potential 2nd round guys at the end Jalen Green's Shot and Pullup Jalen Green's playmaking ability Jalen Green's ballhandling Jalen …
Host Zarar Siddiqi is joined by former editor of Exclaim Magazine and Raptors fan, James Keast (@yesjameskeast) and we talk a bunch including: Tracking Kawhi Leonard How the Raptors shape up against the East Comparing Gary Trent Jr. now to Norman Powell as a rookie The delicious Schadenfreude of Danny …
Host Andrew Damelin is joined by Steve Sir, Team Canada 3x3 Captain, ahead of their Olympic Qualifying tournament this week. Sir is also the greatest shooter in NCAA history, with a 46.9 3P% on 6.2 attempts. Topics: -the moment Sir became annoying to guard -the perfect explanation for what it …
Host Andrew Damelin is joined by Steve Sir, Team Canada 3x3 Captain, ahead of their Olympic Qualifying tournament this week. Sir is also the greatest shooter in NCAA history, with a 46.9 3P% on 6.2 attempts. Topics:-the moment Sir became annoying to guard-the perfect explanation for what it feels like …