Category Archives: The Athletic

One-on-one with Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders: Player development in a pandemic, 10-day contract decisions, more

Title: One-on-one with Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders: Player development in a pandemic, 10-day contract decisions, more
Date: April 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I sat down (kinda) with Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders to discuss a host of Raptors player development topics. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Gary Trent’s career night, lottery explainer, Kyle Lowry timeline and the worst month ever

Title: Raptors Report: Gary Trent’s career night, lottery explainer, Kyle Lowry timeline and the worst month ever
Date: March 31, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a number of things as the Raptors finished up one of their worst months ever and the vibes hit an all-time low. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Lowry Stays, Norman Goes, Raptors Still Struggle

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Lowry Stays, Norman Goes, Raptors Still Struggle
Date: March 30, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I sort through the Raptors’ deadline moves and answer your questions about the 1-12 March. Read an excerpt!

Lack of discipline, uncontested 3s and more: 5 stats to explain the Raptors slide on defence

Title: Lack of discipline, uncontested 3s and more: 5 stats to explain the Raptors slide on defence
Date: March 30, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ dramatic decline on the defensive end this season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors lose to Trail Blazers, as Norman Powell spurs 14-0 run in emotional return

Title: Raptors lose to Trail Blazers, as Norman Powell spurs 14-0 run in emotional return
Date: March 28, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Norman Powell’s emotional pseudo-return to face the Raptors just a few days after being traded. Read an excerpt!

What comes next after Raptors’ trade deadline: 2021 cap sheet, buyout options and more

Title: What comes next after Raptors’ trade deadline: 2021 cap sheet, buyout options and more
Date: March 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down where the Raptors stand post-deadline in terms of roster, pick equity, future cap sheet, and more. Read an excerpt!

Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood: Analyzing what the Raptors received in return for Norman Powell

Title: Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood: Analyzing what the Raptors received in return for Norman Powell
Date: March 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors trading Norman Powell for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. Read an excerpt!

Kyle Lowry offers, Norman Powell suitors and Masai Ujiri: Toronto Raptors trade deadline mailbag

Title: Kyle Lowry offers, Norman Powell suitors and Masai Ujiri: Toronto Raptors trade deadline mailbag
Date: March 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer the most common questions I’ve received ahead of the NBA trade deadline. Read an excerpt!

A Toronto Raptors trade with the Heat or 76ers? Evaluating the potential prospects

Title: A Toronto Raptors trade with the Heat or 76ers? Evaluating the potential prospects
Date: March 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down (and kind of ranked) the picks and prospects the Raptors could get back in a trade with Philadelphia or Miami. Read an excerpt!

Too little, too late for Raptors: Play in potential Kyle Lowry swan song not enough to keep fighting

Title: Too little, too late for Raptors: Play in potential Kyle Lowry swan song not enough to keep fighting
Date: March 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a big Raptors victory against the Nuggets that ended a nine-game losing streak, didn’t change anything, and might have sent Kyle Lowry off on better terms. Read an excerpt!