Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors trade targets: Shopping options for a wing/forward at the deadline

Title: Raptors trade targets: Shopping options for a wing/forward at the deadline
Date: March 3, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors potential options on the trade market if they look to pivot from their presumed need and acquire a non-centre. Read an excerpt!

Test your NBA All-Star knowledge: Gravity-defying dunks, mascot mayhem and more

Title: Test your NBA All-Star knowledge: Gravity-defying dunks, mascot mayhem and more
Date: March 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Heading into All-Star Weekend, I created a 25-question quiz to test readers’ knowledge of the game’s history.
Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: The Athletic NBA Daily Ding

Title: Podcast Appearance: The Athletic NBA Daily Ding
Date: March 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic NBA Daily Ding
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on one of The Athletic’s flagship NBA podcasts to discuss Lloyd Pierce’s firing in Atlanta, my NBA All-Star quiz, and more.
Check out the audio!

Raptors trade targets: What are Toronto’s options for a centre at the deadline?

Title: Raptors trade targets: What are Toronto’s options for a centre at the deadline?
Date: March 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors potential options on the trade market if they look to acquire a centre. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 Report: Donta Hall signs, Alize Johnson is dominating and more

Title: Raptors 905 Report: Raptors 905 Report: Donta Hall signs, Alize Johnson is dominating and more
Date: February 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explained the process behind the Raptors signing Donta Hall for an immediate Raptors 905 assignment and checked in on the progress of the team’s other prospects. Read an excerpt!

Raptors win in Sergio Scariolo’s surprise NBA head coaching debut

Title: Raptors win in Sergio Scariolo’s surprise NBA head coaching debut
Date: February 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Sergio Scariolo being forced into the head coach’s chair for the Raptors for a night, and maybe longer. Read an excerpt!

Raptors as buyers: Is adding a centre the only trade deadline path?

Title: Raptors as buyers: Is adding a centre the only trade deadline path?
Date: February 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors expanding their trade deadline search beyond just the centre position. Read an excerpt!

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

Title: What can the Raptors do at the trade deadline? A primer on rules and more
Date: February 23, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I rolled out my annual trade season primer, explaining what the Raptors can and can’t do ahead of the trade deadline. Read an excerpt!

Raptors re-establish their identity as fighters — evident even in loss to 76ers

Title: Raptors re-establish their identity as fighters — evident even in loss to 76ers
Date: February 23, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors learning more and more about themselves of late, even in a loss to the 76ers. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors getting back on track

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors getting back on track
Date: February 22, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss a 4-0 week for the Raptors, losing assistant Chris Finch, and more. Read an excerpt!