Category Archives: Basketball

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Charles Kissi, Raptors 905 Assistant & Former Toronto Police Officer joins + NBA Return-to-Play Plan

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Charles Kissi, Raptors 905 Assistant & Former Toronto Police Officer joins + NBA Return-to-Play Plan
Date: June 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I are joined by Raptors 905 assistant coach and former Toronto police officer Charles Kissi to discuss anti-Black racism, possible police reform, and more. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: June 4, 2020
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590, discussing how the NBA’s rumored return-to-play plans affect the Raptors.

Check out the audio!

How Canadian basketball leaders suggest fighting racism in new, collective ways

Title: How Canadian basketball leaders suggest fighting racism in new, collective ways
Date: June 3, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I spoke to Raptors, coaches, and other Canadian basketball figures about anti-racism protests and what the basketball community needs to do from here. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Checks and Balances: Format Forecasts, Projected Paths to the Finals + Pre-Draft Prep with Jama Mahlalela

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Checks and Balances: Format Forecasts, Projected Paths to the Finals + Pre-Draft Prep with Jama Mahlalela
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss potential NBA return-to-play scenarios and bring on Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela to discuss this year’s Raptors prospects and how the organization approaches the draft. Read an excerpt!

Draft profiles: 6 guards the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick

Title: Draft profiles: 6 guards the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about six guards the Raptors could take a look at with the No. 28 pick in the draft. Read an excerpt!

Top 100 NBA Players to Finish the Season

Title: Top 100 NBA Players to Finish the Season
Date: May 29, 2020
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: At Raptors Republic, i chipped in with a few player blurbs in Samson Folk’s NBA top 100.
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Sports and TV Week: Our 50 favorite scripted sports episodes and scenes

Title: Sports and TV Week: Our 50 favorite scripted sports episodes and scenes
Date: May 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: At The Athletic, I wrote a few blurbs on Frasier, Friends, and Married…with Children for our collection of the best sports-themed TV episodes.
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Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part V: Which rumoured playoff format intrigues you the most?

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume IV, Part V: Which rumoured playoff format intrigues you the most?
Date: May 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition looked at how some rumored return-to-play formats could affect the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

Draft profiles: 6 bigs the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick

Title: Draft profiles: 6 bigs the Raptors could select with the No. 28 pick
Date: May 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about six bigs the Raptors could take a look at with the No. 28 pick in the draft. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything

Title: Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything
Date: May 26, 2020
Original Source: Raptors Over Everything
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on William Lou’s “Raptors Over Everything” podcast over at Yahoo Canada, discussing a potential return to play for the Raptors. Check out the audio!