Category Archives: The Athletic

Scouting report: New Raptors sharpshooter Matt Thomas

Title: Scouting report: New Raptors sharpshooter Matt Thomas
Date: July 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ signing of Euro sharpshooter Matt Thomas and provided a scouting report on his game.
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Kawhi Leonard waiting game something Raptors are willing to play if necessary

Title: Kawhi Leonard waiting game something Raptors are willing to play if necessary
Date: July 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about why waiting on Kawhi Leonard is something the Raptors are built to do (and obviously quite happy to, anyway).
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Evaluating the threat of Kawhi Leonard suitors and how each destination could affect the Raptors

Title: Evaluating the threat of Kawhi Leonard suitors and how each destination could affect the Raptors
Date: June 30, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the buzziest potential Kawhi Leonard destinations and what each could mean for the Raptors.
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Summer League: Who and what you need to know about the Vegas Raptors

Title: Summer League: Who and what you need to know about the Vegas Raptors
Date: June 28, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ Summer League roster with what people need to know (and, to be honest, probably don’t need to know) about all 15 players.
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Murphy Mailbag: Primer follow-ups, cap clarifications, offseason scenarios and more

Title: Murphy Mailbag: Primer follow-ups, cap clarifications, offseason scenarios and more
Date: June 28, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened the mailbag to clarify key points from my free agency/salary cap primer week and looked at some Raptors offseason scenarios..
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Exploring the case for and specifics of a potential Pascal Siakam extension

Title: Exploring the case for and specifics of a potential Pascal Siakam extension
Date: June 27, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the arguments in favor of an extension for Pascal Siakam this summer, as well as why the Raptors may be hesitant to offer it.
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Plotting the Raptors’ short- and long-term cap outlook with and without Kawhi Leonard

Title: Plotting the Raptors’ short- and long-term cap outlook with and without Kawhi Leonard
Date: June 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down what the Raptors’ cap situation will look like in the short- and long-term whether Kawhi Leonard stays or leaves.
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Kawhi Leonard’s contract options in free agency and what advantages the Raptors hold

Title: Kawhi Leonard’s contract options in free agency and what advantages the Raptors hold
Date: June 25, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Kawhi Leonard’s different contract options in free agency and the advantages the Raptors have as the incumbent.
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Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and more

Title: Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and more
Date: June 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote my annual Raptors salary cap and free agency primer, laying out all the details you need to know ahead of the offseason.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Draft Recap + Canada Basketball’s CEO Glen Grunwald

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Draft Recap + Canada Basketball’s CEO Glen Grunwald
Date: June 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, I spoke to Canada Basketball president and CEO Glen Grunwald about an historic draft night for Canadians and the momentum Canada Basketball has heading into a big summer. Read an excerpt!

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