Category Archives: The Athletic

‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week

Title: ‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet’s tough week trying to go from shoulder injury to playing in Game 2 against the Wizards. Read an excerpt!

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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E27 – Angsty lack of angst

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E27 – Angsty lack of angst
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the first two games of Raptors-Wizards.
Read an excerpt!

How DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors handled Washington’s pick-and-roll defence in Game 1

Title: How DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors handled Washington’s pick-and-roll defence in Game 1
Date: April 17, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined how the Raptors handled the Wizards’ traps in Game 1 and the growth it showed in the team’s offensive playmaking. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s ready to ride playoff waves of emotion with Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby’s ready to ride playoff waves of emotion with Raptors
Date: April 14, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s up-and-down rookie season and how it’s prepared him for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Lorenzo Brown delivers on two-way deal, turns MVP G League run into NBA contract

Title: Lorenzo Brown delivers on two-way deal, turns MVP G League run into NBA contract
Date: April 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Lorenzo Brown’s journey to G League MVP, which has him back on an NBA deal. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E26 – Wizards!

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E26 – Wizards!
Date: April 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I set up the Raptors’ first-round playoff series with the Wizards.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 finish season successful even without another G League title

Title: Raptors 905 finish season successful even without another G League title
Date: April 11, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I reflected on another successful season for Raptors 905, who proved just as much in coming up short in the finals as they had by winning the year prior. Read an excerpt!

Raptors showing strength when learning on the fly against Boston Celtics

Title: Raptors showing strength when learning on the fly against Boston Celtics
Date: April 5, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at how the Raptors adjusted to some of Boston’s adjustments within a mini two-game end-of-season series. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E25 – Steering out

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E25 – Steering out
Date: April 5, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ big three-game Boston-Cleveland-Boston set.
Read an excerpt!

Cavaliers’ corner offence offers Raptors a familiar challenge

Title: Cavaliers’ corner offence offers Raptors a familiar challenge
Date: April 3, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Cleveland’s corner offense set and the challenges it presents the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

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