Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors playing a patient game with undrafted prospect Sagaba Konate

Title: Raptors playing a patient game with undrafted prospect Sagaba Konate
Date: August 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about undrafted Raptors signing Sagaba Konate, who the team is taking a slow, cautious approach with ahead of training camp.
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Canada Basketball camp notebook: Chris Boucher withdraws, Andrew Nembhard stands out, jerseys and more

Title: Canada Basketball camp notebook: Chris Boucher withdraws, Andrew Nembhard stands out, jerseys and more
Date: August 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I shared some notes and thoughts from Canada Basketball’s pre-World Cup training camp.
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Melvin Ejim’s value as Canada’s longtime dot-connector will be on full display at FIBA World Cup

Title: Melvin Ejim’s value as Canada’s longtime dot-connector will be on full display at FIBA World Cup
Date: August 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada Basketball’s most important glue-guy, Melvin Ejim.
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Canada still has a World Cup to compete in, even as it acknowledges a disappointing turnout

Title: Canada still has a World Cup to compete in, even as it acknowledges a disappointing turnout
Date: August 6, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada Basketball’s disappointing World Cup turnout and what comes next for a still-competitive roster.
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Digging into Reese McGuire’s opportunity with the Blue Jays this season and beyond

Title: Digging into Reese McGuire’s opportunity with the Blue Jays this season and beyond
Date: August 2, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ catcher Reese McGuire, a formerly touted prospect with a small window ahead to make a case for his future with the club.
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Murphy Mailbag: Taking stock in the dead of the offseason, depth chart concerns, SummerSlam and more

Title: Murphy Mailbag: Taking stock in the dead of the offseason, depth chart concerns, SummerSlam and more
Date: August 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer some dead-of-the-offseason questions about the Raptors and more.
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What will the revamped Raptors rotation look like next season?

Title: What will the revamped Raptors rotation look like next season?
Date: July 25, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a crack at projecting the Raptors’ rotation as part of a site-wide NBA initiative, but mostly I used the assignment to work through the team’s potential thought process at a few key spots.
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Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part I: Selecting a World Cup roster for Canada Basketball

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part I: Selecting a World Cup roster for Canada Basketball
Date: July 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition looked at how the Canada Basketball roster for the FIBA World Cup may shake out.
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How the Raptors used the tools available to fill out their roster in a post-Kawhi Leonard summer

Title: How the Raptors used the tools available to fill out their roster in a post-Kawhi Leonard summer
Date: July 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the tools the Raptors used to fill out their roster and the strategies that Kawhi Leonard leaving necessitated.
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Canadian Summer League scouting reports: Barrett shakes off rough start, Clarke and Alexander-Walker shine

Title: Canadian Summer League scouting reports: Barrett shakes off rough start, Clarke and Alexander-Walker shine
Date: July 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote brief scouting and progress reports on all of the Canadians who participated in Summer League.
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