Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors ‘pitch our ace’ for two elite quarters in victory over Grizzlies

Title: Raptors ‘pitch our ace’ for two elite quarters in victory over Grizzlies
Date: August 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors turning in two elite quarters against the Grizzlies, enough to secure a win even with Memphis in desperation mode. Read an excerpt!

Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications
Date: August 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ season series with the Celtics and what can be taken from that series for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

As the Raptors and Grizzlies prepare for a throwback, where is the Naismith Cup?

Title: As the Raptors and Grizzlies prepare for a throwback, where is the Naismith Cup?
Date: August 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explored the history – and mystery – of The Naismith Cup, an old Canadian basketball relic that seems to be missing. Read an excerpt!

Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic

Title: Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ bench finally breaking through in the bubble, the defence of Marc Gasol and OG Anunoby, and more. Read an excerpt!

Jordan Loyd’s long, pandemic-induced wait for his Raptors championship ring

Title: Jordan Loyd’s long, pandemic-induced wait for his Raptors championship ring
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jordan Loyd’s long wait to receive his NBA Championship ring, what lockdown was like alone in Spain, and more. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – First Two Bubble Games Recap

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – First Two Bubble Games Recap
Date: August 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I break down the Raptors first two reseeding games. Read an excerpt!

Dissecting the Raptors-Heat season series and its potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting the Raptors-Heat season series and its potential playoff implications
Date: August 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ season series with the Heat and what can be taken from that series for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Tactical: Signs of progress in the half-court offence against the Lakers

Title: Raptors Tactical: Signs of progress in the half-court offence against the Lakers
Date: August 2, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the transitional lineups I like for the Raptors and tried to build a rotation from there. Read an excerpt!

Putting together potential Raptors transitional units and playoff rotations

Title: Putting together potential Raptors transitional units and playoff rotations
Date: July 31, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the transitional lineups I like for the Raptors and tried to build a rotation from there. Read an excerpt!

Take our Raptors refresher quiz and prove you remember the 2019-20 season

Title: Take our Raptors refresher quiz and prove you remember the 2019-20 season
Date: July 30, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: We decided to hold a Raptors quiz The Athletic, gauging how well the fanbase remembers the season before we hit pause.
Read an excerpt!