Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors rookie OG Anunoby makes terrific first impression in his NBA debut

Title: Raptors rookie OG Anunoby makes terrific first impression in his NBA debut
Date: October 20, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at some tape of OG Anunoby’s first few appearances and came away impressed.
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The Athletic’s 2017-18 Toronto Raptors panel

Title: The Athletic’s 2017-18 Toronto Raptors panel
Date: October 19, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I took part in a Toronto Raptors season preview panel over at The Athletic.

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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E05 – Pretty girls like trap defense

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E05 – Pretty girls like trap defense
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I tee up the Raptors season and talk about TV.
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Making sense of the Raptors’ financial situation heading into the 2017-18 season

Title: Making sense of the Raptors’ financial situation heading into the 2017-18 season
Date: October 17, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took an updated look at the Raptors’ cap and tax situation, and what it could mean for their final roster spot.
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Raptors Reasonablists, Volume II, Part II: It feels so good to be back

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume II, Part II: It feels so good to be back
Date: October 13, 2017
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 tries to work through the Raptors’ tough salary cap and roster situation.
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McKinnie, McDaniels aim to make final case for roster spots with Raptors

Title: McKinnie, McDaniels aim to make final case for roster spots with Raptors
Date: October 13, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the last two players competing for the Raptors’ final roster spot ahead of their preseason finale.
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Valanciunas’ confidence grows with more holistic role on Raptors

Title: Valanciunas’ confidence grows with more holistic role on Raptors
Date: October 12, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jonas Valanciunas’ new role in the Raptors’ offense and the confidence it’s giving him early on.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E04 – This could be a possibility

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E04 – This could be a possibility
Date: October 11, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss a near-perfect Raptors preseason game.
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Norman Powell’s extension helps set example for the Raptors’ young roster

Title: Norman Powell’s extension helps set example for the Raptors’ young roster
Date: October 8, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the message the Raptors are sending by rewarding Norman Powell with a sizable contract extension.
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Raptors will have to live with variance as they learn to embrace the three-pointer

Title: Raptors will have to live with variance as they learn to embrace the three-pointer
Date: October 5, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I analyzed the variance the Raptors can expect as they ratchet up their 3-point volume.
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