Category Archives: The Athletic

Dissecting a wild Raptors-Pacers season series and its potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting a wild Raptors-Pacers season series and its potential playoff implications
Date: February 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ four-game season series with the Pacers, looking for takeaways in the event they meet up in the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ unconventional 3-point shot-blocking on full display against Suns

Title: Raptors’ unconventional 3-point shot-blocking on full display against Suns
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ ability to block 3-point shots and what that does to opposing offences. Read an excerpt!

15 bold preseason Raptors predictions check-in: The hits, misses and a mea culpa

Title: 15 bold preseason Raptors predictions check-in: The hits, misses and a mea culpa
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the end of the Raptors franchise-record 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

‘You’re really not far’: A week in the NBA’s minor league, where a moment could change everything

Title: ‘You’re really not far’: A week in the NBA’s minor league, where a moment could change everything
Date: February 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I spent a week with Raptors 905, the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, writing about what life is like in the G League and why so many players fight through such a tough grind with slim chances at achieving their dream. Read an excerpt!

Apparently you can’t win ’em all: 15 notes from the end of the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak

Title: Apparently you can’t win ’em all: 15 notes from the end of the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak
Date: February 12, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the end of the Raptors franchise-record 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – The Good Times: 15 Straight Wins, Minute Management, Hollis-Jefferson Stands Tall + Buyout Options

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – The Good Times: 15 Straight Wins, Minute Management, Hollis-Jefferson Stands Tall + Buyout Options
Date: February 11, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

What comes next after Raptors’ quiet deadline: Buyout options, 2020 & 2021 cap sheets, VanVleet’s market and more

Title: What comes next after Raptors’ quiet deadline: Buyout options, 2020 & 2021 cap sheets, VanVleet’s market and more
Date: February 10, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a quiet trade deadline that still shed some light on the Raptors options in the short- and longer-term. Read an excerpt!

‘They were incredible’: Yet another unlikely group extends Raptors’ improbable winning streak

Title: ‘They were incredible’: Yet another unlikely group extends Raptors’ improbable winning streak
Date: February 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about another weird, unlikely lineup pulling the Raptors to victory as their franchise-record winning streak trudges on. Read an excerpt!

How Fred VanVleet became the face of AND1’s quest to reestablish position in the sneaker market

Title: How Fred VanVleet became the face of AND1’s quest to reestablish position in the sneaker market
Date: February 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet becoming the new face of AND1 and everything that went into that process. Read an excerpt!

Another big comeback and a franchise-record winning streak beg the question: Is anything unlikely for the Raptors anymore?

Title: Another big comeback and a franchise-record winning streak beg the question: Is anything unlikely for the Raptors anymore?
Date: February 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors bucking convention and probability yet again this year, culminating in a franchise-record 12-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!