Category Archives: The Athletic

As the window for NBA roster churn opens, Raptors face back-end decisions

Title:As the window for NBA roster churn opens, Raptors face back-end decisions
Date: January 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the choice the Raptors have to make with Lorenzo Brown’s guarantee date and the possible scenarios at play if they waive him. Read an excerpt!

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Kyle Lowry’s importance to Raptors never more clear than in return against Pacers

Title: Kyle Lowry’s importance to Raptors never more clear than in return against Pacers
Date: January 6, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry’s return from injury, which perfectly encapsulated is oft-subtle impact on the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Persistent issues sank the Raptors against the Spurs as much as DeMar DeRozan did

Title:  Persistent issues sank the Raptors against the Spurs as much as DeMar DeRozan did
Date: January 4, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a poor Raptors performance against DeMar DeRozan that highlighted some consistent issues the team’s been dealing with. Read an excerpt!

Summer blockbuster is working out well for Raptors and Spurs alike

Title: Summer blockbuster is working out well for Raptors and Spurs alike
Date: January 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the individual progress of all four players involved in this past summer’s Raptors-Spurs blockbuster trade. Read an excerpt!

Kawhi Leonard’s career night against Jazz a picture of casual dominance

Title: Kawhi Leonard’s career night against Jazz a picture of casual dominance
Date: January 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kawhi Leonard’s career night against the Jazz. He’s good. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E12 – From the bowels

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E12 – From the bowels
Date: December 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss a struggling Toronto Raptors offense and a tough upcoming stretch of games. Read an excerpt!

Raptors not overreacting to lack of ‘sunshine and roses’ after ugly win against Bulls

Title:Raptors not overreacting to lack of ‘sunshine and roses’ after ugly win against Bulls
Date: December 30, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ ongoing offensive struggles after they narrowly escaped a near-upset from the Bulls. Read an excerpt!

Raptors turn in historically poor offensive performance in blowout loss to Magic

Title: Raptors turn in historically poor offensive performance in blowout loss to Magic
Date: December 28, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ historically poor offensive performance in a blowout loss to the Magic. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Reasonablists, Volume III, Part III: Should old a-Kawhi-tance be forgot

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume III, Part III: Should old a-Kawhi-tance be forgot
Date: December 27, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition examines the Raptors’ use of zone defense, Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard never playing together, year-end favorites, and more.
Read an excerpt!

Remembered All Dai: Jordan Loyd honours the memory of best friend through success with Raptors

Title: Remembered All Dai: Jordan Loyd honours the memory of best friend through success with Raptors
Date: December 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jordan Loyd’s loss of a best friend and brother in college and how that moment changed his life and basketball career. Read an excerpt!

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