Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors free-agent targets: Scouring the big-man market to avoid a 2020-21 repeat

Title: Raptors free-agent targets: Scouring the big-man market to avoid a 2020-21 repeat
Date: July 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at the free agent market for bigs and where the Raptors could fortify their interior this offseason. Read an excerpt!

NBA Draft Prospects: 5 players the Raptors could select if they trade down or acquire another pick

Title: NBA Draft Prospects: 5 players the Raptors could select if they trade down or acquire another pick
Date: July 23, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at a few potential targets if the Raptors were to trade down in the first round or add an extra pick. Read an excerpt!

Kyle Lowry mock free-agency negotiation: Multiple teams? Multiple offers? Let’s make a deal

Title: Kyle Lowry mock free-agency negotiation: Multiple teams? Multiple offers? Let’s make a deal
Date: July 23, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I participated in a mock negotiation for Kyle Lowry’s free agency, playing the part of the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

NBA Draft Prospects: 12 more players the Raptors could select with picks No. 46 and 47

Title: NBA Draft Prospects: 12 more players the Raptors could select with picks No. 46 and 47
Date: July 21, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at 12 more prospects the Raptors could consider with their two second-round picks. Read an excerpt!

NBA Draft prospects: Taking a second look at the Raptors’ options at No. 4

Title: NBA Draft prospects: Taking a second look at the Raptors’ options at No. 4
Date: July 20, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I revisited the top four players in the draft through a Raptors lens, as they await one to fall to No. 4. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Ben Pfeifer on the NBA Draft

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast –
Ben Pfeifer on the NBA Draft
Date: July 20, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Ben Pfeifer joined me to discuss the Raptors’ options at No. 4 in the draft and some worthwhile fliers in the second round. Read an excerpt!

Raptors cap scenarios: How Kyle Lowry’s future could dictate the path taken in free agency

Title: Raptors cap scenarios: How Kyle Lowry’s future could dictate the path taken in free agency
Date: July 19, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at the different paths the Raptors could take in free agency and how Kyle Lowry’s future could affect if they operate above or below the cap. Read an excerpt!

Scouting reports on next wave of Canadian NBA prospects after winning bronze at FIBA U19 World Cup

Title: Scouting reports on next wave of Canadian NBA prospects after winning bronze at FIBA U19 World Cup
Date: July 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at the long-term prospects who helped Canada win bronze at the FIBA U-19 World Cup. Read an excerpt!

NBA Draft Prospects: Josh Primo, Dalano Banton and five other Canadians on the radar

Title: NBA Draft Prospects: Josh Primo, Dalano Banton and five other Canadians on the radar
Date: July 10, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at seven Canadians who could be on the radar for teams in the 2021 NBA Draft. Read an excerpt!

NBA Draft Prospects: Six wings the Raptors could select with picks No. 46 and 47

Title: NBA Draft Prospects: Six wings the Raptors could select with picks No. 46 and 47
Date: July 9, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at six wings who could be on the Raptors’ radar with their two second-round picks. Read an excerpt!