Category Archives: Source

What can the Raptors do at the trade deadline? A primer on their assets, trade rules and more

Title: What can the Raptors do at the trade deadline? A primer on their assets, trade rules and more
Date: January 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote my annual trade deadline primer, explaining what assets the Raptors have, what the trade rules they must operate within are, and more. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: BONUS: Blake & Jake’s Best of the Decade

Title: Columbia House Party: BONUS: Blake & Jake’s Best of the Decade
Date: January 17, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest Patreon bonus episode of Columbia House Party, we go through our favorite albums of 2010-19.

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Joey Votto on 25 years of Raptors fandom, whether he can still dunk, the greatest Raptor debate, and more

Title: Joey Votto on 25 years of Raptors fandom, whether he can still dunk, the greatest Raptor debate, and more
Date: January 15, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I interviewed Joey Votto about his 25 years as a Raptors fan, what it meant as a Canadian athlete to see the Raptors win the championship, whether he can still dunk, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part II: Figuring out a (somewhat) healthy rotation

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part II: Figuring out a (somewhat) healthy rotation
Date: January 14, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition looked at what the Raptors rotation may (and should) look like when the team gets healthy.
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Columbia House Party: 11. The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)

Title: Columbia House Party: 11. The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
Date: January 13, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 11th episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into indie-pop supergroup The Postal Service and their lone album, Give Up.

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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Friendly Reminder: DeMar’s return, early signs from Siakam & Powell + Lowry’s All-Star case

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Friendly Reminder: DeMar’s return, early signs from Siakam & Powell + Lowry’s All-Star case
Date: January 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss what a few returns mean for the Raptors, Kyle Lowry’s All-Star case, DeMar DeRozan’s return, and more. Read an excerpt!

Pascal Siakam’s return is refreshing but doesn’t fix everything for Raptors

Title: Pascal Siakam’s return is refreshing but doesn’t fix everything for Raptors
Date: January 12, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the returns of Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell, enough to spark the Raptors for a half but not fix everything at once. Read an excerpt!

How are the Raptors still an elite defence while surrendering a historic number of corner threes?

Title: How are the Raptors still an elite defence while surrendering a historic number of corner threes?
Date: January 10, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I dove deep into the Raptors’ defensive profile to try to figure out how they can be a top defense while allowing so many threes, and whether that’s sustainable. Read an excerpt!

Sitting Couchside (Raptors/Leon’s) video appearance

Title: Sitting Couchside (Raptors/Leon’s) video appearance
Date: January 10, 2020
Original Source: Raptors YouTube
Synopsis: I was a part of the Sitting Couchside series, a collaboration between the Raptors and Leon’s looking back at the team’s 25-year history.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: January 8, 2020
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590, discussing the recent play of the woefully shorthanded Raptors.

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