Category Archives: The Athletic

Murphy: What Lorenzo Brown highlights about year one of the NBA’s new two-way deals

Title: Murphy: What Lorenzo Brown highlights about year one of the NBA’s new two-way deals
Date: July 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I reflected on the first year of two-way contracts in the NBA, using Lorenzo Brown as an example to work through the decision process the new contract type introduced. Read an excerpt!

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Brady Heslip, NBA reinforcements secure Crown League championship

Title: Brady Heslip, NBA reinforcements secure Crown League championship
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Nike Crown League championship and Brady Heslip’s dominance over the Toronto summer basketball scene.
Read an excerpt!

Wolfpack throwing Quinn Ngawati, Rugby League’s first Canadian, into the lion’s den Saturday

Title: Wolfpack throwing Quinn Ngawati, Rugby League’s first Canadian, into the lion’s den Saturday
Date: July 26, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Toronto Wolfpack 19-year-old Quinn Ngawati, the first Canadian to play professional Rugby League. Read an excerpt!

Murphy: What Summer League tell us about the Raptors’ future plans

Title: Murphy: What Summer League tell us about the Raptors’ future plans
Date: July 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided some takeaways from Las Vegas Summer League, including notes on each player who suited up for the Raptors and some general strategy and market thoughts. Read an excerpt!

Crown League gives Toronto’s basketball elite — and a growing fanbase — a summer haven

Title: Crown League gives Toronto’s basketball elite — and a growing fanbase — a summer haven
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Nike Crown League, which continues to grow into a marquee summer event for Toronto’s basketball elite.
Read an excerpt!

Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event

Title: Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event
Date: July 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Curtis Granderson’s involvement in Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary event, his wrestling fandom, and Impact’s growth under new ownership.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E01 – Raptors Acqkawhire Leonard

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E01 – Raptors Acqkawhire Leonard
Date: July 20, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors ahead of the start of free agency.
Read an excerpt!

Kawhi Leonard deal arms Raptors with intriguing lineup versatility

Title: Kawhi Leonard deal arms Raptors with intriguing lineup versatility
Date: July 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the flexibility and versatility the Raptors added in the Kawhi Leonard trade, which open up a lot of interesting options Read an excerpt!

Raptors maintain future flexibility in acquisition of Kawhi Leonard

Title:Raptors maintain future flexibility in acquisition of Kawhi Leonard
Date: July 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined the salary cap impact of the Raptors’ trade for Kawhi Leonard and its impact on the team’s potential “next phase” if Leonard walks. Read an excerpt!

Raptors hoping to develop ‘gunslinger’ Malachi Richardson into something more

Title: Raptors hoping to develop ‘gunslinger’ Malachi Richardson into something more
Date: July 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Richardson, who has been perhaps the most surprising Raptor at Summer League but still has a ways to go as a prospect. Read an excerpt!

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