Confederacy of Dunks

Confederacy of Dunks

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.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 85 min

It took a full year for the Raptors to be shut down by COVID, and that’s with them calling one of America’s COVID hotbeds their home this season.

RAPTORS: The team has fought back to .500 with a 17-17 record and are just aching to play the Pistons, but COVID struck. The Raptors have had to postpone games due to contact tracing and positive tests. How do we feel about what we know about all this? We’re at the halfway mark of the sea...

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Raptors might be 16-17 right now, but they have had some huge wins, are in a playoff spot and are heading in the right direction, which means cue the trade rumours!

RAPTORS: Trade Kyle reports never stop. Is there a potential Lowry trade that could possibly work or is this just completely ridiculous? Coach Nurse has been amazing. We talk about what Nurse has done to impress us the most this season besides his wild court-side attire...

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They lose to the worst team one night and beat a contender the next. Welcome to the yo-yo Raptors season! They’re now 13-15 and still aching to get back over .500.

RAPTORS: Biggest loss of the year followed by the biggest win of the year. If Raptors fans want a constant, a piece of land to look at while the waters are rocky, what should they do? What’s our thru-line, if any? We finally went small and it was very successful. Should ...

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Raptors are crawling back to .500 with an 11-13 record and the Trade Lowry rumours are starting to fly again!

RAPTORS: What a performance from JV! What former Raptor, of any era, would you like to see on this current team? Lowry trade rumours are back. How should he end his career? Raptors are two games under .500. How long till they get back to .500 or will it even happen this season?

NBA: Which team is currently the absolute wors...

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If Studio 54 were still around, they’d rename it after Fred Van Vleet! Raptors are now one game out of the playoffs with a 9-12 record.

RAPTORS: Fred Van Vleet is the first undrafted player to do anything you can think of! We talk FVV’s big game where he scored a record 54 points for undrafted players. The Terence Davis situation doesn’t seem to be any closer to a conclusion than it was at the beginning of the season. How do we fee...

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7-11 is supposed to be the place we go at 3 a.m. for a taquito and some pop, not the Raptors’ record after 18 games!

Raptors: Another Kylestone has been reached! 10,000 points for Lowry in a losing effort to the Bucks. Kyle talked about being happy to see younger teammates develop and to be a in the hunt for the playoffs. Is that what this season is about? Pascal Siakam is clearly struggling. Almost all of his numbers are down acro...

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The Raps are on a three-game win streak and are slowly creeping back to .500 with a 5-8 record. Are they back or what?

Raptors: Boucher’s explosion continues. Where does he settle in? Stanley Johnson is doing what he needs to do for the most part. You feeling charmed by the Stanimal? The Dallas win was complete. Have they turned this thing around or are we stuck with some “trade Kyle” talk for the rest of the season?

NBA: Big light...

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The Raptors just lost two back-to-backs by one devastating point and now sit at 2-8 on the season. It looks bad, but we think they’re trending in the right direction.

Raptors: Why can’t we close games out? Pascal’s return to form and Boucher’s elite play is getting us super close, but the margin of error still seems thin. What’s that third internal improvement we need right now? Nurse has admitted to trusting Kyle, FVV, OG, Pascal,...

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The start of the season for the Raptors has been a bit of a barf fest with their 1-6 record, but there may be some positives that are starting to come to light.

Raptors: Signs of life in Phoenix? Is Pascal “back”? Should we look at it that way? Our bench is a new disaster every game. Who deserves regular playing time and why isn’t Nurse giving it to them? Baynes has been bad. Len isn’t very good and Boucher is doing all he can do. ...

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The Raptors are off to their worst start in 15 years with an 0-3 record, but we’re not quite ready to panic yet.

Raptors: 0-3 is rough, though. What needs fixing? What or who is looking good so far? What kind of realistic or outlandish move do the Raptors need to make?

NBA: The Magic and Hawks are undefeated and the Raps are winless. What’s been the biggest surprise for you so far in the short NBA season? What is the single best pl...

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The NBA season is back again! We’re coming in hot with our season 08 premiere for ya.

Raptors: OG Anunoby got paid. What do you think of 18 million a year and how big of a steal is it? Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George and Rudy Gobert are all off of the 2021 free agency. How are you feeling about the core of FVV/Norm/OG/Spicy going forward?

NBA: It’s prediction time again! Freddie picks his projected final standings for the East a...

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As a part of the 12 Days of Sonar, we got to Livestream this episode on the Sonar Network’s YouTube and it was a blast!

Raptors: How should Raptors fans feel about the Giannis Antetokounmpo signing? Has anyone looked better than Malachi Flynn? What have you not liked so far?

NBA: Did Giannis save the Supermax contract? What’s more exciting than the return of a healthy KD? Quickish Questions and more, with Cathryn Naiker and Alan Sh...

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We’ve got our second last off-season episode here and season eight is coming up in two weeks!

Raptors: The Raptors hire Chris Finch as an assistant. Old buddies with Nick, big imprints on Denver, Houston and NO. Who knows how all the coaches mesh together at the end of the day, but what’s something you are hoping to see that will improve our half court offense? The Clippers continue to embarrass themselves trying to steal the soul ...

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The Raptors have headed to Tampa Bay for the 2020-2021 season and, hey, we’ve already got experience cheering from afar.

Raptors: Rondae Hustle Jefferson is out. Who is the new hustle king? What teams in the east are better than the Raptors? Tampa has now had the Jays AND the Raptors. What should the city of Tampa Bay gift to the city of Toronto?

NBA: What team is most likely to jump back into the playoffs after not being a playoff...

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The Raptors locked down their most important free agent in Fred Van Vleet and we’re now under a month until next season begins!

Raptors: Bet on yourself. Let’s talk Fred. How are we feeling about this? Off to L.A., goodbye to Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. What are your favourite memories of these two champion giants while playing for the Raps? Baynes, Boucher, Len and Bembry. How do you feel like this changes the team?

NBA: Deal city...

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Big week for the Raptors with the draft and free agency looming!

Raptors: Stanley Johnson picked up his option. Is the Stanimal the ultimate test for the Raptors’ development system? It looks like Phoenix is off the table as an option for Fred. What other teams (besides the Raptors) represent the biggest threat to signing Serge or Fred? With so much action going on in the NBA, you gotta wonder where Masai is at. Where should he be ...

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Looks like the NBA will return in just under six weeks, which means the draft and free agency begins soon!

RAPS: Where is your head at? FVV’s free agency, where the Raptors will play this year and Serge’s free agency. Where do these three pending events rank on your radar? Covid has been filled with outdoor hangs. Which Raptor are you hanging with outside and where? Last year Spicy P absolutely exploded. Which Raptor is set to have...

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From the Terence Davis arrest to the New Jersey Raptors to the ongoing Giannis chase, we got some basketball talk to sooth your post-election brains!

RAPS: Everyone wants to know what the punishment will be for Terence Davis. Here is what I want to know: How do male fans of basketball and the Raptors show better support for victims of abuse and that they care about creating a safer world for women? The New Jersey Raptors?! How’s th...

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The NBA looks like it’s returning sooner than later with a possible December 22nd start. Here’s hoping the NBA gets some improved VR fans for Christmas.

Raptors:  With the Canadian border issue, cities are lining up to be the home away from home of our former champions. Where should the Raptors play? What kind of player should the Raptors draft? Looks like the NBA will be doing playoff-style series matchups during the regular seas...

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We’re now officially back in the Off-Season Funhouse! We’ll keep filling the basketball void in your heart between now and the next season start.

Raps: Fred watch! Stein and Bontemps report that the Raptors are looking to keep Van Vleet under 80 mill for a max slot. Sound about right? Raptors assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren has been hired as Indiana’s new head coach. What Raptors lessons can he bring to the Pacers? Who knows what ne...

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