Category Archives: The Athletic

Murphy and Koreen: Raptors could be legends of the fall at Last Chance Saloon

Title: Murphy and Koreen: Raptors could be legends of the fall at Last Chance Saloon
Date: May 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I discussed what’s gone wrong for the Raptors in what will likely be their first non-playoff season in almost a decade. Read an excerpt!

Yuta Watanabe, Jalen Harris and unlikely groups keep Raptors close with Clippers, show growth on 1-3 trip

Title: Yuta Watanabe, Jalen Harris and unlikely groups keep Raptors close with Clippers, show growth on 1-3 trip
Date: May 4, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a spirited losing effort with a few young contributors chipping in, which is about all you can hope for right now. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Lakers Destroyers

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Lakers Destroyers
Date: May 3, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors upsetting the Lakers, their play-in chances, reader Qs, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Another clutch loss to Jazz, lottery and playoff odds, Malachi Flynn’s play and more

Title: Raptors Report: Another clutch loss to Jazz, lottery and playoff odds, Malachi Flynn’s play and more
Date: May 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about another close Raptors loss to the Jazz, with some notebook-style points on playoff and lottery odds, and more. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s growth as a scorer has been bright spot in season of despair for Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby’s growth as a scorer has been bright spot in season of despair for Raptors
Date: April 29, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the very important growth OG Anunoby is showing in his offensive game. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Official with Freddie + No one happy after a 2-2 week

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Official with Freddie + No one happy after a 2-2 week
Date: April 28, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the promotion of Freddie Gillespie and why a 2-2 week serves nobody. Read an excerpt!

Is Freddie Gillespie the best 10-day signing in Raptors history? We rank to find out

Title: Is Freddie Gillespie the best 10-day signing in Raptors history? We rank to find out
Date: April 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked the 31 players to play on 10-day contracts for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Lowry-to-Birch, Anunoby offense, a bench trio; The Raptors might finally have a bit of rotation stability

Title: Lowry-to-Birch, Anunoby offense, a bench trio; The Raptors might finally have a bit of rotation stability
Date: April 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors getting a rare semblance of stability in their rotation at a very necessary juncture. Read an excerpt!

Pacers, Bulls, Wizards, Raptors: Which teams are making the play-in tournament?

Title: Pacers, Bulls, Wizards, Raptors: Which teams are making the play-in tournament?
Date: April 22, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I joined a few colleagues to break down the race for the play-in spots in the Eastern Conference. Read an excerpt!

Murphy and Koreen: Who will join Luguentz Dort and RJ Barrett in Victoria this summer?

Title: Murphy and Koreen: Who will join Luguentz Dort and RJ Barrett in Victoria this summer?
Date: April 21, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I worked through what Canada Basketball’s roster could look like for Olympic qualifiers this summer. Read an excerpt!