Raptors Reasonablists Volume V, Part I: How to approach 2020 with 2021 in mind

Title: Raptors Reasonablists Volume V, Part I: How to approach 2020 with 2021 in mind
Date: September 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I connected with our regular back-and-forth to discuss the 2020-versus-2021 balancing act the Raptors will have to engage in this offseason.

Welcome​ to another edition of​​ Raptors Reasonablists with​ Eric​ Koreen​ and​​ Blake​​ Murphy. Throughout the year, Raptors staff writers Koreen and Murphy discuss hot-button issues surrounding the team, but with an even-keeled approach in pursuit of finding a reasonable middle ground.

If we have faith in anything, it is that reasonable middle grounds lead to: a) workable long-term solutions; b) increased empathy and understanding for others; and c) more wins — at least more wins when they truly matter, probably. We hold these truths to be self-evident, and we hold these truths to be good truths.


MURPHY: Well, friend, it’s the offseason, which means a few different things. It means we’re going to have to start taking some rotating breaks* to recharge for whenever the 2020-21 Toronto Raptors season begins. It means your dog, Walter, and I are due for our annual multi-week hang. And it means it’s time for us to figure out what the Raptors might do — and more self-importantly** what we would do — in the draft, on the trade market and in free agency.

*Secretly working on our games with Rico Hines in L.A.
**A word?

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