Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors draft pick of OG Anunoby an interesting experiment in changing NBA landscape

Title: Raptors draft pick of OG Anunoby an interesting experiment in changing NBA landscape
Date: June 23, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the Raptors’ selection of OG Anunoby through the lens of the changing NBA.
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Even with concerns on defense, Luke Kennard addresses major need for Detroit Pistons

Title: Even with concerns on defense, Luke Kennard addresses major need for Detroit Pistons
Date: June 23, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my debut for The Athletic Detroit, I broke down the Pistons’ selection of Luke Kennard at No. 12.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E15 – A podcast that can do neither

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E15 – A podcast that can do neither
Date: June 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Drew Fairservice and I discuss potential deadline acquisitions for the Jays, some struggling hitters, and a bunch more.
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What are the NBA’s new two-way contracts and how might the Raptors use them?

Title: What are the NBA’s new two-way contracts and how might the Raptors use them?
Date: June 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explained the NBA’s new two-way roster spots and looked at how the Raptors may look to fill them.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S1E21 – We’ll see

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S1E21 – We’ll see
Date: June 20, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I talk a bit about the draft and contextualize Kyle Lowry rumors.
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Raptors have options in search for improved shooting — except, maybe, free agency

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Raptors have options in search for improved shooting — except, maybe, free agency
Date: June 2, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about avenues the Raptors can take to try to add shooting this summer.
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Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?

Title: Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?
Date: May 31, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ catcher Luke Maile, his excellent defense, and whether that defense is enough to keep his job secure given his limitations on offense.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S1E20 – Poor audio, great takes

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S1E20 – Poor audio, great takes
Date: May 30, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss how replaceable each Raptors free agent is.
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Head coach Jerry Stackhouse left his mark on the Raptors 905 this season. Is the NBA next?

Title: Head coach Jerry Stackhouse left his mark on the Raptors 905 this season. Is the NBA next?
Date: May 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the five Canadians the Raptors worked out early in the draft process and what it says about the growth of basketball in Canada.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E14 – Returns and returns to form

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E14 – Returns and returns to form
Date: May 25, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I discuss reasons for Blue Jays optimism as they return to health. Somewhat.
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