Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors stay out of market for second-round picks, land Rawle Alkins after draft

Title: Raptors stay out of market for second-round picks, land Rawle Alkins after draft
Date: June 22, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I tried to analyze the Raptors’ decision not to trade into the draft and the factors that may have gone into it. Read an excerpt!

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Jama Mahlalela’s energy, positivity a perfect fit as Raptors 905 head coach

Title:Jama Mahlalela’s energy, positivity a perfect fit as Raptors 905 head coach
Date: June 20, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about new Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela, of whom everyone speaks the world and who is a natural fit for the position. Read an excerpt!

Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?

Title: Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at possible ways the Raptors could move into the draft, since they are without a pick this year. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors are trying hard to navigate the pre-draft process without a pick

Title: The Raptors are trying hard to navigate the pre-draft process without a pick
Date: June 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided a look inside the Raptors’ pre-draft process without a draft pick. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E31 – Hello, Nurse

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E31 – Hello, Nurse
Date: June 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ hiring of Nick Nurse.
Read an excerpt!

Kay’s Ways: First-ever signing still at forefront of Toronto Wolfpack success

Title: Kay’s Ways: First-ever signing still at forefront of Toronto Wolfpack success
Date: June 8, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Toronto Wolfpack winger Liam Kay, the team’s first-ever signing, top try-scorer, and de facto face of the franchise. Read an excerpt!

The Toronto Wolfpack are back, one division higher and no less a force

Title: The Toronto Wolfpack are back, one division higher and no less a force
Date: June 7, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the ascendant Toronto Wolfpack, a jump to Rugby League’s second division, and a return home after months playing on the road. Read an excerpt!

A look at which Raptors could stay and which could go this summer

Title: A look at which Raptors could stay and which could go this summer
Date: June 1, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked the Raptors in terms of the likelihood they remain with the team for 2018-19. Read an excerpt!

Decisions on qualifying offers are a light start to big summer for Raptors

Title: Decisions on qualifying offers are a light start to big summer for Raptors
Date: May 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the four qualifying offer decisions the Raptors face in the month of June. Read an excerpt!

Exploring potential head coaching candidates for the Raptors

Title: Exploring potential head coaching candidates for the Raptors
Date: May 11, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I cast a very wide net to look at potential head coaching candidates for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

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