Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors mailbag: Centre position, pandemic fallout, Masai Ujiri’s future, more

Title: Raptors mailbag: Centre position, pandemic fallout, Masai Ujiri’s future, more
Date: September 19, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer questions about the Raptors’ centre position, Masai Ujiri’s future, and more. Read an excerpt!

Development program: The skills each Raptor should focus on this offseason

Title: Development program: The skills each Raptor should focus on this offseason
Date: September 18, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at what each Raptor should be prioritizing on the skill-development side this offseason. Read an excerpt!

How much can the Raptors pay Fred VanVleet (and still have max money in 2021)?

Title: How much can the Raptors pay Fred VanVleet (and still have max money in 2021)?
Date: September 16, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down how the Raptors can retain Fred VanVleet and still maintain max cap space for 2021. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Offseason Look-Ahead

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Offseason Look-Ahead
Date: September 16, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I set up the key decisions ahead for the Raptors’ offseason. Read an excerpt!

Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and the big picture

Title: Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and the big picture
Date: September 15, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote my annual Raptors free agency and salary cap primer, explaining all the rules they’ll be operating within this offseason. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Reset: Key decisions, dates and debates for the offseason ahead

Title: Raptors Reset: Key decisions, dates and debates for the offseason ahead
Date: September 14, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I teed up the Raptors offseason by laying out key dates, decisions, and debates they’ll face the next few months. Read an excerpt!

Six lessons the Raptors can take forward from Boston as they continue building

Title: Six lessons the Raptors can take forward from Boston as they continue building
Date: September 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the lessons the Raptors can take forward from their loss to the Celtics. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Season Comes to an End

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Season Comes to an End
Date: September 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I break down the Raptors’ seven-game loss to the Celtics and the lessons within. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Recalibrated: Closing the book on lessons from the Celtics series

Title: Raptors Recalibrated: Closing the book on lessons from the Celtics series
Date: September 12, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column broke down the Raptors season-ending Game 7 loss to the Celtics, and the series as a whole. Read an excerpt!

After Game 7 failures, Pascal Siakam’s career will be defined by what comes next

Title: After Game 7 failures, Pascal Siakam’s career will be defined by what comes next
Date: September 11, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s mighty struggle in the Raptors’ seven-game loss to the Celtics and what comes next. Read an excerpt!