Category Archives: Basketball

Raptors’ Ishmail Wainright is a walking culture-builder: ‘Everyone wants to cheer for a guy like that’

Title: Raptors’ Ishmail Wainright is a walking culture-builder: ‘Everyone wants to cheer for a guy like that’
Date: August 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Ishmail Wainright, the Raptors hopeful who brings culture with him everywhere he goes. Read an excerpt!

Early Raptors camp battles: Fifth starter, who rounds out the second unit, roster spots and more

Title: Early Raptors camp battles: Fifth starter, who rounds out the second unit, roster spots and more
Date: August 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the camp battles that will be worth watching when the Raptors open up shop in a month. Read an excerpt!

Anas Mahmoud hopes to become Egypt’s first homegrown NBA player with Raptors

Title: Anas Mahmoud hopes to become Egypt’s first homegrown NBA player with Raptors
Date: August 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Anas Mahmoud and his desire to become Egypt’s first homegrown NBA player. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ Malachi Flynn ready for bigger role after year as understudy to Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet

Title: Raptors’ Malachi Flynn ready for bigger role after year as understudy to Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet
Date: August 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn’s year learning under Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, and how that got him ready for the opportunity ahead. Read an excerpt!

Wesley Johnson takes first step into coaching career with Raptors 905

Title: Wesley Johnson takes first step into coaching career with Raptors 905
Date: August 20, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Wesley Johnson making the transition to coaching with Raptors 905 and why a young coach who can “expose you still” is so valuable. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Five on the Floor

Title: Podcast Appearance: Five on the Floor
Date: August 19, 2021
Original Source: Five on the Floor
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the Five on the Floor podcast to discuss how Kyle Lowry will fit with the Miami Heat, and more.
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Podcast Appearance: Game Theory

Title: Podcast Appearance: Game Theory
Date: August 19, 2021
Original Source: Game Theory with Sam Vecenie
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Sam Vecenie’s Game Theory podcast to discuss the offseason of each Atlantic Division team.
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Raptors summer league scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future

Title: Raptors summer league scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future
Date: August 18, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the performance of each Raptors’ summer league player and what’s next for their development. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: August 17, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 to discuss Pascal Siakam’s future with the Raptors, and more.

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Raptors report: 905 connection of Matt Morgan and Eric Khoury shine, final Vegas notes and more

Title: Raptors report: 905 connection of Matt Morgan and Eric Khoury shine, final Vegas notes and more
Date: August 17, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ summer league finale, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!