Category Archives: The Athletic

‘Guys are hungry out in Canada’: Crown League the latest example of growth of basketball in Toronto

Title: ‘Guys are hungry out in Canada’: Crown League the latest example of growth of basketball in Toronto
Date: July 29, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Nike Crown League, the latest canary in the coalmine for the growth of basketball in Toronto.
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Raptors signing Lorenzo Brown might signal NBA-focused two-way contract strategy

Title: Raptors signing Lorenzo Brown might signal NBA-focused two-way contract strategy
Date: July 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at how the Raptors have used their two-way roster spots and what it may signal about their plans for their primary NBA roster.
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Raptors’ promised culture reset will bring subtle, undramatic change on-court

Title: Raptors’ promised culture reset will bring subtle, undramatic change on-court
Date: July 24, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the ways in which the Raptors may try to impart their “culture reset” on the actual on-court product.
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Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl lean on friendship in contrasting rookie seasons

Title: Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl lean on friendship in contrasting rookie seasons
Date: July 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the tight bond Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam have forged and how it helped them through their rookie seasons.
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Malcolm Miller shows potential, promise with Raptors despite rough start to summer

Title: Malcolm Miller shows potential, promise with Raptors despite rough start to summer
Date: July 19, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malcolm Miller, why the Raptors moved quickly to make him their first ever two-way player, and how a poorly timed ankle injury isn’t tempering optimism.
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Raptors squander chance at championship and other notes from Summer League

Title: Raptors squander chance at championship and other notes from Summer League
Date: July 16, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrapped up the Raptors’ performance at Summer League and checked in on the progress of their young pieces.
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Pistons questionable cap management leaves little room for improvement

Title: Pistons questionable cap management leaves little room for improvement
Date: July 15, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Detroit, I wrapped up another curious Pistons offseason that’s continued the trend of letting small mistakes snowball into salary cap problems.
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Raptors practising patience with OG Anunoby a challenge for both team and player

Title: Raptors practising patience with OG Anunoby a challenge for both team and player
Date: July 14, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I caught up with Raptors rookie OG Anunoby and wrote about the difficulty with remaining patient in July.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E18 – Large Mashing Teens

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E18 – Large Mashing Teens
Date: July 13, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I answer some listener questions.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E02 – Mas Fresco

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E02 – Mas Fresco
Date: July 12, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss more Raptors moves and their Summer League performance.
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