Category Archives: The Athletic

Malachi Flynn’s role with Raptors still unclear in the short run

Title: Malachi Flynn’s role with Raptors still unclear in the short run
Date: January 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at Malachi Flynn’s first real game action for the Raptors and why rookie usage might be down around the league. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Can the Raptors get on track?

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Can the Raptors get on track?
Date: January 5, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ 1-5 start and which elements of it warrant panic. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Concern Index: How worried should you be about each thing going wrong?

Title: Raptors Concern Index: How worried should you be about each thing going wrong?
Date: January 4, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the biggest issues the Raptors are facing in their poor start and ranked them on a concern index. Read an excerpt!

Raptors look more familiar, but offence, Pascal Siakam benching leave questions

Title: Raptors look more familiar, but offence, Pascal Siakam benching leave questions
Date: December 31, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ first win of the season and the absence of Pascal Siakam that hung over it. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors panic time?

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors panic time?
Date: December 30, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ 0-3 start and the underlying problems at play. Read an excerpt!

Raptors need to find ways to survive minutes without Kyle Lowry on the court

Title: Raptors need to find ways to survive minutes without Kyle Lowry on the court
Date: December 30, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ immense struggles whenever Kyle Lowry takes a breather in their 0-3 start. Read an excerpt!

Empty arenas, trash talk and NBA expansion: 15 thoughts on the Raptors in Tampa

Title: Empty arenas, trash talk and NBA expansion: 15 thoughts on the Raptors in Tampa
Date: December 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I shared some leftover thoughts, notes, and takeaways from my trip to Tampa. Read an excerpt!

DeMar DeRozan’s aspirational growth leaves imprint on Raptors, Spurs, NBA

Title: DeMar DeRozan’s aspirational growth leaves imprint on Raptors, Spurs, NBA
Date: December 26, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about DeMar DeRozan’s constant growth on and off the court, and the impact it has around the league. Read an excerpt!

The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: December 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I co-hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ first game in Tampa shows there will be an adjustment period

Title: Raptors’ first game in Tampa shows there will be an adjustment period
Date: December 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the scene in Tampa for the Raptors’ “home” opener and the adjustment period ahead. Read an excerpt!