Category Archives: Basketball

Dual career nights show Raptors’ Paul Watson, Yuta Watanabe as kindred grinders, opportunists

Title: Dual career nights show Raptors’ Paul Watson, Yuta Watanabe as kindred grinders, opportunists
Date: April 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about dual career nights for a pair of Raptors’ grinders, Paul Watson Jr. and Yuta Watanabe. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: April 16, 2021
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors in standings purgatory and whether they’re tanking or just not prioritizing the same things for now.
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Video Podcast Appearance: Combo’s Court

Title: Video Podcast Appearance: Combo’s Court
Date: April 15, 2021
Original Source: Combo’s Court
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Combo’s Court to discuss the Raptors struggles and more.

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Radio Appearance: Sic ‘Em 365

Title: Radio Appearance: Sic ‘Em 365
Date: April 14, 2021
Original Source: Sic ‘Em 365
Synopsis: I appeared on Sic ‘Em 365 radio in Texas to discuss the Raptors signing Baylor standout Freddie Gillespie.
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Raptors’ Freddie Gillespie takes unbeaten path from DIII to the NBA: ‘He’s not a normal kid’

Title: Raptors’ Freddie Gillespie takes unbeaten path from DIII to the NBA: ‘He’s not a normal kid’
Date: April 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Freddie Gillespie’s unlikely path to the NBA, from chess club through Division III basketball and eventually to the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Malachi Flynn’s late 3-point barrage can’t mask another tough night for Raptors

Title: Malachi Flynn’s late 3-point barrage can’t mask another tough night for Raptors
Date: April 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn’s late-game 3-point outburst making a bad Raptors game feel closer than it was, which is kind of the intention right now despite how frustrating it can be. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Khem Birch Signs w/ the Raptors + Getting to the Play In

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Khem Birch Signs w/ the Raptors + Getting to the Play In
Date: April 12, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the recent play of Malachi Flynn and Gary Trent Jr., the addition of Khem Birch, the struggles of Pascal Siakam, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ first-half drudging of Cavaliers a perfect example of late-season developmental win

Title: Raptors’ first-half drudging of Cavaliers a perfect example of late-season developmental win
Date: April 10, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the good kind of late-season win for the Raptors, underwritten by meaningful development from their youth. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: April 9, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 to discuss the Raptors’ plan for the last 20 games of a lost season.

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Guest Lecture – Centennial College

Title: Guest Lecture – Centennial College
Date: April 8, 2021
Original Source: Centennial College
Synopsis: I made an appearance as a guest lecturer for a Centennial College sports journalism class, discussing my career, answering industry questions, and discussing the news-breaking process in sports.
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