Title: Murphy Mailbag: Raptors playoff lineups, Anunoby’s future, collaborative coaching and more
Date: February 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to discuss OG Anunoby’s growth and future, the Raptors’ potential playoff lineups, and more.
The rare double off day following a loss to a marquee opponent always feels like the best time to recalibrate with a mailbag.
The Toronto Raptors are hardly reeling, but they are entering a high-leverage part of the season. A five-game road trip against Western Conference competition beckons, with the Boston Celtics breathing down their necks for the No. 2 seed in the East. For as incredible as the Raptors have been, there’s little insulation in the standings and little room to stumble, even during an arduous part of the schedule (by travel if not quality of competition). Factor in that key questions about what this team will look like in the playoffs are on people’s minds, and there’s a lot to work through.
As noted earlier in the year, we’ve moved the mailbag question solicitation from Twitter to our own internal system, so make sure to keep an eye out for calls for questions on the app (and tweets) in the future. There were plenty of good ones this time out, which is not surprising considering how smart and good looking all of you are.
Let’s get it.