Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors free agent targets: All the possible fits, and risks, at guard

Title: Raptors free agent targets: All the possible fits, and risks, at guard
Date: October 15, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about potential backcourt targets for the Raptors in free agency. Read an excerpt!

Raptors free agent targets: All the possible fits, and risks, at centre

Title: Raptors free agent targets: All the possible fits, and risks, at centre
Date: October 14, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about potential frontcourt targets for the Raptors in free agency. Read an excerpt!

Fred VanVleet mock free-agency negotiation: A bet on himself is about to pay off

Title: Fred VanVleet mock free-agency negotiation: A bet on himself is about to pay off
Date: October 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I conducted a mock free agency negotiation for Fred VanVleet to see where his market may land this offseason. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Guest: Dallas Green

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Guest: Dallas Green
Date: October 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Dallas Green of City and Colour and alexisonfire joins me to discuss his Raptors fandom and more. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Guest: Malcolm Miller

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Guest: Malcolm Miller
Date: October 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Raptors forward Malcolm Miller joins me to discuss NBA activism, bubble life, and more. Read an excerpt!

How would a Giannis Antetokounmpo extension alter the Raptors’ plans?

Title: How would a Giannis Antetokounmpo extension alter the Raptors’ plans?
Date: October 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about how a marquee 2021 free agent coming off the market could change the Raptors’ plans. Read an excerpt!

Murphy and Koreen: Role-playing through a mock OG Anunoby contract negotiation

Title: Murphy and Koreen: Role-playing through a mock OG Anunoby contract negotiation
Date: October 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I held a mock negotiation to see if we could find common ground for an OG Anunoby extension with the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby presents a fascinating rookie extension dilemma for the Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby presents a fascinating rookie extension dilemma for the Raptors
Date: October 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I looked at the Raptors’ tough decision regarding an OG Anunoby extension, the pros and cons, and league and team precedent with similar extensions. Read an excerpt!

Coach your own adventure: Build a Kyle Lowry-and-bench unit for the Raptors

Title: Coach your own adventure: Build a Kyle Lowry-and-bench unit for the Raptors
Date: September 26, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry-led bench units and how successful they’ve been for the Raptors, then challenged readers to create their own. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Mailbag Pt 3: Rebuilding, development, free agent strategy and more

Title: Raptors Mailbag Pt 3: Rebuilding, development, free agent strategy and more
Date: September 25, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer questions about how to develop players this offseason, a possible Raptors rebuild, and more. Read an excerpt!