Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors Report: Finding meaning and scouting takeaways from 3 scrimmages

Title: Raptors Report: Finding meaning and scouting takeaways from 3 scrimmages
Date: July 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of my biggest takeaways from the Raptors’ three pre-relaunch scrimmages. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – The Restart Is Here!

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – The Restart Is Here!
Date: July 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I break down the Raptors’ three scrimmages, tee up their restart, and discuss social justice in the bubble. Read an excerpt!

Improving his finishing could be key to Fred VanVleet’s growth, next contract

Title: Improving his finishing could be key to Fred VanVleet’s growth, next contract
Date: July 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the need for Fred VanVleet to improve his finishing, for the Raptors and for his next contract. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Relaunch Preview: What it will take for the champs to repeat

Title: Raptors Relaunch Preview: What it will take for the champs to repeat
Date: July 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, we teed up the NBA’s relaunch with a mega-preview on the Raptors, refreshing where they were, where they stand now, and everything readers may have missed. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors are approaching decisions, planning, development in the bubble

Title: How the Raptors are approaching decisions, planning, development in the bubble
Date: July 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about how the Raptors are approaching front office tasks from the bubble in the NBA’s relaunch. Read an excerpt!

Raptors scrimmage: Kyle Lowry sets a Lowry-ish tone, Serge Ibaka shines and more

Title: Raptors scrimmage: Kyle Lowry sets a Lowry-ish tone, Serge Ibaka shines and more
Date: July 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ first relaunch scrimmage, in notebook format. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s usage and versatility suggest he could be Raptors’ playoff stopper

Title: OG Anunoby’s usage and versatility suggest he could be Raptors’ playoff stopper
Date: July 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s growth as a defender and the stopper role he’s likely to play for the Raptors in the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Pascal Siakam’s growth as No. 1, ‘Top 8’ rotation talk and more

Title: Raptors Report: Pascal Siakam’s growth as No. 1, ‘Top 8’ rotation talk and more
Date: July 22, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s growth as a No. 1 scoring option, plus some other notes from the last few days of the NBA bubble. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Player Development In The Relaunch with William Lou

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Player Development In The Relaunch with William Lou
Date: July21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, William Lou of Yahoo Sports joined me to discuss all things Raptors ahead of actual basketball games. Read an excerpt!

Raptors mailbag part 2: How they can win, Celtics matchup, beard talk and more

Title: Raptors mailbag part 2: How they can win, Celtics matchup, beard talk and more
Date: July 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag for a massive two-part Q&A to set the scene for the Raptors ahead of the league’s official relaunch. Read an excerpt!