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Confederacy of Dunks is a basketball podcast hosted by Freddie Rivas and produced by Matt Duncan. We talk NBA hoops, players, coaches, personalities, contracts, fans, arenas - every little detail of NBA life. We are also hardcore Raptors fans. It's a safe bet that you will hear us talk about the Raptors a fair bit. We also like jokes. It's a safe bet that you will hear us make several of those.
 
Step into the world of Canadian basketball's favourite G-League team, Raptors 905. Join hosts, Charles Kissi and Savanna Hamilton as they take a deep dive into the players and personnel of the 2019 G-League Franchise of the Year. We’ll hear about triumph and heartache, the team’s strong bond with the Toronto Raptors, and the dedication and talent within 905 that has grown some of the best players in the NBA. #RoadtotheSix
 
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Boucher, Flynn and the rotation, Edward Rogers vs Masai, surprising teams, and good players in bad situations! RAPTORS: Nurse isn’t feeling sorry for Boucher or Flynn. Should we? What is our rotation looking like? Edward Rogers almost lost us Masai? How would you get your Rogers revenge for this terrible misdeed?? NBA: What team, good or bad, is mo…
 
It’s time for season nine of Confederacy of Dunks! We’ve got new segment alerts, medium market darlings, ranking the final Raps roster, opening night changes and extension slander! Raptors: Toronto sits 10th on the list of most valuable NBA teams, making us a medium market (not small!). Does that change the perception of the team? The final roster …
 
It’s our final Off-Season Funhouse episode. Season nine premieres next week! We’re talking lovable characters, stand-outs, distractions and wild cards. RAPTORS: What is something that has stood out for the Raptors this preseason? There seems to be a lot of lovable characters on the team now. Which player is not so lovable and needs a bit of a rebra…
 
Media Day, contenders and sleepers, oh my! RAPTORS: Media Day always signals the true beginning of a new season and it was a wild one around the league. What was the most interesting thing to happen or be talked about? If you had access to media day, what kind of ridiculous questions my you throw at Masai and team? NBA: What teams are contenders th…
 
Getting close to training camp and we’re feeling hyped, lots of new faces to talk about, and MVP lists and potential basketball doc treatment! RAPTORS: There are a lot of new faces coming to training camp. Who is the most intriguing out of this new bunch of players? What’s getting you hyped for the new season coming up? NBA: After watching Untold’s…
 
Masai saying it’s gonna be a rough season, Kyle wanted to finish the year, and the Elam Ending might weasel it’s way into the league long term! RAPTORS: What is the best Goran Dragic outcome for Raptors fans? Lowry said that he declined a trade at the deadline and chose to stay with the Raptors, even if it was just to watch. Is that surprising? NBA…
 
Talking new vibes, tats, big 3’s and what to do with Ben Simmons! RAPTORS: New era for the team. Rosters aren’t finalized yet, but Raptors are looking like one of the most international teams in the NBA. Is this Masai’s plan or happy coincidence? Team is bringing in Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk to training camp as they are clearly looking for some shootin…
 
Patrick Mutombo joins us this week to talk about his journey to the NBA. The importance of relationships and mentors inside and outside the NBA/Sports industry. How instrumental Masai Ujiri was in helping him get his first job with the Denver Nuggets. His international playing days and how he transitioned to coaching. The game of basketball has pro…
 
We’re back from our week off, Summer League is over and we’re starting to worm our way towards the start of the season. RAPTORS: Summer League thoughts. How are we feeling about the debut of Scottie Barnes? Did anyone else stand out? There’s a lot of chatter about how this year is gonna be OG’s big breakout. Are there any other players that might b…
 
What can you say about Kyle Lowry and what he means to Toronto? Some would say he first arrived to an impossible situation, playing for the NBA’s only Canadian team, a franchise that no one ever took serious enough to include in potential contender talks. That’s fair. We weren’t anywhere close to contention when he arrived. Fans were worn down by b…
 
Matt Morgan is back with Charles and Savannah to talk about his return to the Raptors, how the game has changed over his lifetime and this difference between his first year at Summer League and today. Now a 905 “vet” we hear how Matt’s mindset and style of play has changed, what his take on the Tokyo Olympics has been and how he’s the WNBA’s bigges…
 
Well, the day has finally come: Kyle Lowry is no longer a Toronto Raptor. What a ride. Thank you, Kyle. Special episode coming up soon dedicated to the GROAT! RAPTORS: How are we feeling about Kyle’s exit? When the team was in Tampa, management created a VR Toronto Experience Room for players to get to know this city. What would your VR experience …
 
On today’s episode of the “Raptors 905 Podcast”, Charles and Savanna are joined by Raptors 905 Colour Commentator, Amy Audibert. We hear all about her journey as a woman in sports broadcasting, how she transitioned out of her playing career, why it’s so important as a woman in sports to capitalize on every opportunity, and tells us about the import…
 
After weeks of speculation on what happens or who the Raptors take in the draft, we’re going to find out on Thursday, so let’s speculate a little more! Raptors: What is the best possible outcome for this team? We qualified Gary Trent Jr which makes sense, but we keep qualifying Nando just in case he comes back to the NBA. What former Raptor is ther…
 
The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions, which means we’ve made it to the end of season eight! RAPTORS: One week till the NBA draft. Where is your head at if you’re Raptors management? The teasing and unveiling of the Raptors NFT was pretty lame. We think of some other lame things we’d like to make the fans celebrate. NBA: Giannis is a champ! Also a …
 
The Suns are still up 2-1, but the Bucks seem destined to at least tie this thing up. RAPTORS: As the draft approaches, Raptor trade rumours are starting to swirl. Is there any trade that we should hope for? The team just hired a new assistant coach. What if the Raptors hired a celebrity coach? Who would that be? (Fun Segment alert) NBA: The Finals…
 
On today’s episode of the “Raptors 905 Podcast” Charles and Savanna are joined by Raptors 905 Head Athletic Therapist, Rayhan Malik. We hear all about his path to becoming a doctor, why the health industry fascinates him, and how he’s shaped his career with the Raptors organization. He tells us about some of his favourite moments with the 905, how …
 
It’s Finals time! Chris Paul and the Suns and Giannis and the Bucks, here we go! RAPTORS: Jalen Harris has been suspended for a year for violating the NBA’s drug policy. Of course we will learn more, but how is this the solution and how bad do you feel for Harris? All of the attention is on the Siakam/Warriors and of course Masai and Kyle’s status.…
 
NBA is making its way through the conference finals and the time has come where something should be happening with the future of Masai! What will it be? Raptors: Raptors rumours! Hollinger has done his best to shake up the fan base! Are the Raptors in need of a course correction and should they use the draft to do it? Eye on Masai! This podcast wil…
 
In today’s episode of the “Raptors 905 Podcast” Charles and Savanna are joined by the Raptors 905 Team Operations Coordinator, Tenneya Martin. She tells us how she got involved in basketball, her complex path to the Raptors 905 organization, and why no day in her role is ever the same. She talks us through what it means to be Indigenous in Canada, …
 
The Raptors moved up to 4th at the draft lottery, which was nice karma after playing 72 away games this season! RAPTORS: Last time the Raptors drafted 4th, they took Chris Bosh. A hard act to follow, but who should the team go for in this top-heavy draft? Some might say the draft lottery is rigged. We get outrageous with some other NBA conspiracies…
 
The second round of the playoffs is almost over but injury concerns have taken centre stage! Raptors: Sergio is out as assistant coach, Masai future still undetermined and Siakam just had shoulder surgery that’ll keep him out till November. Is the team in disarray or is this regular off-season stuff? With the draft lottery coming up soon, we’ll kno…
 
On today’s episode of the “Raptors 905 Podcast” Charles and Savanna are joined by Director of Basketball Advancement for the Toronto Raptors, Shelby Weaver. We hear about her journey to the 905 and the risk she took moving away from her comfortable life in Halifax, why she takes so much pride in the 905’s 2017 G League Championship, and why she cho…
 
Matty D is still out of town, but we planned a fun ep for you with some Raptors Trivia! Again, we record the intro before the release so we’ll talk some playoff and current news there! This Raptors season was a tough one. Playing in Tampa, not making playoffs, Baynes– You name it. Freddie leads a fun game of Raptors Trivia where we see who thrived …
 
Matty D is out of town, so we prerecorded a fun segment, but the intro is current so we will talk some playoffs! We also recap how our playoff pool is going. Producer Matt takes the reins this week and continues his segment of “The Greatest Draft Picks of the 21st Century.” He picks 8 players, all who were drafted in the same position in different …
 
On today’s episode of the “Raptors 905 Podcast” Charles and Savanna are joined by Assistant GM/VP of Player Personnel for the Toronto Raptors, Mr. Dan Tolzman. Dan also has the distinction of being the very first General Manager of the Raptors 905 franchise. We hear about the start of his journey through professional sports, what that first year in…
 
Welcome to our 200th episode! Thank you all so much for listening, contributing and sharing over the years. Always fun to hit a nice round number! RAPTORS: Watching the playoffs without the Raptors is a very different feeling. What current Raptor would you have liked to see in the playoffs this year? After every off-season, some players tend to com…
 
With the season concluding and the play-in tournament under way, it’s time for the Raptors to focus on getting ready for next season. RAPTORS: What has been learned from this terrible Raptors season? Masai, Kyle Lowry, Gary Trent Jr… These are some big names the organization has to make a decision on. What is the ideal off-season for the Raptors? F…
 
Savanna and Charles are joined by John Wiggins, Toronto Raptors Vice President of Organizational Culture and Inclusion who was a key part in bringing our Raptors 905 team to life. He chats about the early days, the conversations and situations that brought the first G-League team to Canada, and the importance this team plays in the landscape of bas…
 
Raps are eliminated from making the playoffs for the first time in Confederacy of Dunks history and all we can do is have hope for next season. Raptors: It’s official. They’re out. What are you looking forward to most this off-season? They’ve had some weird storylines in losing years. What’s an odd one that’s going on this year? Which player/person…
 
Big game coming up against the Wizards. Their hopes at the play-in could come down to this matchup! RAPTORS: Nurse called the Wizards game “Last Chance Saloon.” This could be the final nail on the coffin. Where are we at with this season? Who is the most entertaining Raptor right now? Which Raptor would be the best at catfishing on The Circle? Whic…
 
With ten games to go in the season, the Raptors are pushing hard to make the play-in tournament, but are they running out of time? RAPTORS: There’s 10 games to go and they’re 10 games below (.500). They’re set to play some top teams in the next four games like the Clippers and the Jazz. Could this stretch be the final nail in their playoff coffin? …
 
The Raps are rolling on a three-game win streak, but do we want them to be rolling is the question. RAPTORS: The 10th seed is within the team’s grasp, but what is so bad about being the 10th seed? If you had to guess, who looks like they might have the most promising NBA career between Yuta Watanabe, Paul Watson and Fred Gillespie? Fun segment aler…
 
Raps are signing bigs and other new acquisitions are breaking records! Raptors: How are we feeling about Spicy P? Big boys are doing big things. Speaking of which, how are new centers Freddie Gillespie and Khem Birch fitting in on the court? What record will new Raptor Gary Trent Jr. break next? NBA: What is the worst contract in the NBA? What team…
 
Raptors are zigzagging from wins to losses through the final stretch of the season and don’t be surprised if they end up in the play-in tourney! RAPTORS: Nurse and Siakam are talking about a playoff push, trolls are talking lottery odds and O.G.’s wrestling moves. What should fans be talking about? Raptors signed Freddie Gillespie to a 10-day contr…
 
The trade deadline has passed and we’ve said goodbye to Norm Powell, Terence Davis and Matt Thomas. Hello, Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood! It ain’t over till it’s over! RAPTORS: Twenty-five games to go. It’s been a rough ride. What should fans focus on to get through this last bit of the season? (Development, draft, playoff push?) How are GM Bobby …
 
In part two, Courtney, Savanna and Charles sit down to talk about the growth in the organization, and all of the moving pieces that have contributed to its success. Courtney tells us about not only the work in putting together the 2020-21 roster, but the importance of the personnel who have united the players, have brought out the best in them (and…
 
In part one of this two part episode we get to know our organizations VP of Basketball and Franchise Operations, Courtney Charles. From his early beginnings as a young athlete and track star, to his time as a varsity coach to his path to the 905 Savanna and Charles speak with him on the importance of mentors, the value of competition, the importanc…
 
The Raptors are bottoming out, rumours are flying, players and coaches are fighting! It’s really turning into the nightmare we were all afraid of, but it’s not as bad as it seems. RAPTORS: With the team bottoming out and free-agent sharks lurking around, we try to bring some calm for panicked Raptor fans. Reports are coming out that Siakam is eithe…
 
Coming off of an amazing G-League season, join hosts Charles and Savanna, as they welcome Raptors 905 Forward, Alize Johnson, to the show. He talks about where his journey in basketball began, and the challenges he has had to face over the years to get him to where he is today. Proving himself on and off the court, Alize is ready to show the world …
 
Welcome Kevon Harris to the Raptors 905 and "The Raptors 905 Podcast". Join Savanna and Charles as they get to know this Stephen F. Austin State University All-Time Scorer as he settles in as a new dad, and a new player with the 905. We learn about his journey up to this point including getting waived by the Lakers because of Covid protocols with a…
 
Born into a basketball family, Tres Tinkle has used his dedication and drive to better his skills and forge his path and place in the game. Charles and Savanna hear about his beginnings, how his parents and sisters have fed into his competitive nature and what career he would love to have if basketball hadn't been an option growing up. From mad bow…
 
The Raptors have lost five straight, but hopefully are getting their starters back happy and healthy and ready to go soon! RAPTORS: The Raptors started 2-8, then went 17-5 before getting COVID. How devastating a blow will this end up being to the season? What’s something you want to happen at the deadline and what is most likely gonna happen? With …
 
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