Category Archives: Basketball

Raptors stay out of market for second-round picks, land Rawle Alkins after draft

Title: Raptors stay out of market for second-round picks, land Rawle Alkins after draft
Date: June 22, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I tried to analyze the Raptors’ decision not to trade into the draft and the factors that may have gone into it. Read an excerpt!

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Jama Mahlalela’s energy, positivity a perfect fit as Raptors 905 head coach

Title:Jama Mahlalela’s energy, positivity a perfect fit as Raptors 905 head coach
Date: June 20, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about new Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela, of whom everyone speaks the world and who is a natural fit for the position. Read an excerpt!

Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?

Title: Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at possible ways the Raptors could move into the draft, since they are without a pick this year. Read an excerpt!

Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned

Title: Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ hiring of Nick Nurse and how it projects to be much better than the optics might suggest.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 15 – Raptors’ pick-less draft preview

Title: Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 15 – Raptors’ pick-less draft preview
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, previewing the NBA Draft.
Read the full article!

The Raptors are trying hard to navigate the pre-draft process without a pick

Title: The Raptors are trying hard to navigate the pre-draft process without a pick
Date: June 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided a look inside the Raptors’ pre-draft process without a draft pick. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 12 – Sliding doors

Title: Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, June 12 – Sliding Doors
Date: June 12, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, running through offseason scenarios.
Read the full article!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E31 – Hello, Nurse

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E31 – Hello, Nurse
Date: June 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ hiring of Nick Nurse.
Read an excerpt!

A look at which Raptors could stay and which could go this summer

Title: A look at which Raptors could stay and which could go this summer
Date: June 1, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked the Raptors in terms of the likelihood they remain with the team for 2018-19. Read an excerpt!

Decisions on qualifying offers are a light start to big summer for Raptors

Title: Decisions on qualifying offers are a light start to big summer for Raptors
Date: May 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the four qualifying offer decisions the Raptors face in the month of June. Read an excerpt!

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