Category Archives: The Athletic

Raptors’ crunch-time execution against Blazers should help expedite the top lineup’s chemistry

Title: Raptors’ crunch-time execution against Blazers should help expedite the top lineup’s chemistry
Date: March 2, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors getting a lot of high-intensity reps in a tight win over Portland, reps that could be big in forging a necessary chemistry.
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Pascal Siakam’s growth as a shooter could make the Raptors tougher to solve

Title: Pascal Siakam’s growth as a shooter could make the Raptors tougher to solve
Date: March 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s growth as a 3-point shooter and how it could make the Raptors more difficult to solve in the playoffs.
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How the Raptors came to use a play popular in Spanish basketball well before Marc Gasol’s arrival

Title: How the Raptors came to use a play popular in Spanish basketball well before Marc Gasol’s arrival
Date: February 28, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a pick-and-roll wrinkle popularized in Spain that the Raptors have made a regular part of their offense this year.
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What we’ve learned about a potential Raptors-Celtics playoff series

Title: What we’ve learned about a potential Raptors-Celtics playoff series
Date: February 27, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a decisive Raptors victory and what a four-game season series with the Celtics has taught them about a potential playoff matchup.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E16 – The Upsides

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E16 – The Upsides
Date: February 27, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the early returns for the post-deadline Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Raptors try a little of everything, but not much of it works in loss to Magic

Title: Raptors try a little of everything, but not much of it works in loss to Magic
Date: February 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a bad loss to the Magic and some of the mildly concerning patterns it highlights for the Raptors.
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On a night about DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry regains authorship of their story

Title: On a night about DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry regains authorship of their story
Date: February 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry coming up big to steal a win from the returning DeMar DeRozan.
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Vulnerability and advocacy as much a part of DeMar DeRozan’s Raptors legacy as any on-court accomplishment

Title: Vulnerability and advocacy as much a part of DeMar DeRozan’s Raptors legacy as any on-court accomplishment
Date: February 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto and how the legacy he’s creating off the court is as important as the one he’s established on it. Read an excerpt!

Whatever It Takes: Raptors 905 showcasing Toronto connection with Degrassi Game

Title:Whatever It Takes: Raptors 905 showcasing Toronto connection with Degrassi Game
Date: February 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors 905 hosting a Degrassi Game, the show’s connection to basketball, and why it’s a celebration of the city of Toronto. Read an excerpt!

The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: February 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
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