Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors’ Ishmail Wainright is a walking culture-builder: ‘Everyone wants to cheer for a guy like that’

Title: Raptors’ Ishmail Wainright is a walking culture-builder: ‘Everyone wants to cheer for a guy like that’
Date: August 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Ishmail Wainright, the Raptors hopeful who brings culture with him everywhere he goes. Read an excerpt!

Early Raptors camp battles: Fifth starter, who rounds out the second unit, roster spots and more

Title: Early Raptors camp battles: Fifth starter, who rounds out the second unit, roster spots and more
Date: August 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the camp battles that will be worth watching when the Raptors open up shop in a month. Read an excerpt!

Anas Mahmoud hopes to become Egypt’s first homegrown NBA player with Raptors

Title: Anas Mahmoud hopes to become Egypt’s first homegrown NBA player with Raptors
Date: August 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Anas Mahmoud and his desire to become Egypt’s first homegrown NBA player. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ Malachi Flynn ready for bigger role after year as understudy to Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet

Title: Raptors’ Malachi Flynn ready for bigger role after year as understudy to Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet
Date: August 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn’s year learning under Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, and how that got him ready for the opportunity ahead. Read an excerpt!

Wesley Johnson takes first step into coaching career with Raptors 905

Title: Wesley Johnson takes first step into coaching career with Raptors 905
Date: August 20, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Wesley Johnson making the transition to coaching with Raptors 905 and why a young coach who can “expose you still” is so valuable. Read an excerpt!

Raptors summer league scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future

Title: Raptors summer league scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future
Date: August 18, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the performance of each Raptors’ summer league player and what’s next for their development. Read an excerpt!

Raptors report: 905 connection of Matt Morgan and Eric Khoury shine, final Vegas notes and more

Title: Raptors report: 905 connection of Matt Morgan and Eric Khoury shine, final Vegas notes and more
Date: August 17, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ summer league finale, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: The Athletic NBA Show

Title:  Podcast Appearance: The Athletic NBA Show
Date: August 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on The Athletic’s NBA Show podcast to discuss winners in free agency, potential 2021-22 breakout candidates, and more. Check out the audio!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Summer League Thoughts

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Summer League Thoughts
Date: August 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I break down the Raptors’ offseason moves and summer league performance. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Scottie Barnes fuels a defence-first comeback, Freddie Gillespie’s Summer League struggles and more

Title: Raptors Report: Scottie Barnes fuels a defence-first comeback, Freddie Gillespie’s Summer League struggles and more
Date: August 14, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Scottie Barnes fueling a comeback for the summer league Raptors, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!