Category Archives: Basketball

Atlantic Roundtable: Debating Siakam, Simmons and Tatum as next East stars Pt. 2

Title: Atlantic Roundtable: Debating Siakam, Simmons and Tatum as next East stars Pt. 2
Date: May 22, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I connected with 76ers and Celtics beat writers to discuss how Pascal Siakam, Ben Simmons and Jayston Tatum will shape the future of the Eastern Conference. Read an excerpt!

Atlantic Roundtable: Debating Siakam, Simmons and Tatum as next East stars Pt. 1

Title: Atlantic Roundtable: Debating Siakam, Simmons and Tatum as next East stars Pt. 1
Date: May 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I connected with 76ers and Celtics beat writers to discuss how Pascal Siakam, Ben Simmons and Jayston Tatum will shape the future of the Eastern Conference. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Rico Hines on Siakam’s Improvement, Player Development, Paul Watson Jr. and the NBA Pause

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Rico Hines on Siakam’s Improvement, Player Development, Paul Watson Jr. and the NBA Pause
Date: May 20, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I bring on Sacramento Kings assistant coach Rico Hines to discuss his philosophy on player development, the Raptors’ success in that area, what’s next for Pascal Siakam, and more. Read an excerpt!

‘The next steal’: Rico Hines sees a bright future for Raptors’ Paul Watson Jr.

Title: ‘The next steal’: Rico Hines sees a bright future for Raptors’ Paul Watson Jr.
Date: May 20, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors’ two-way player Paul Watson Jr., his breakthrough G League season, and why a well-regarded player development coach believes he’ll be a steal for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors’ championship shaped the romantic relationships of their fans

Title: How the Raptors’ championship shaped the romantic relationships of their fans
Date: May 19, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I spoke to couples about how the Toronto Raptors’ championship run affected their relationships. Read an excerpt!

Draft prep: Discussing the Raptors’ landscape at Nos. 28 and 58 with Sam Vecenie

Title: Draft prep: Discussing the Raptors’ landscape at Nos. 28 and 58 with Sam Vecenie
Date: May 18, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Sam Vecenie and I had a discussion about the options facing the Raptors in the 2020 NBA Draft. Read an excerpt!

‘Absolute hell’: Landry Fields on his mysterious and ill-fated Raptors tenure

Title: ‘Absolute hell’: Landry Fields on his mysterious and ill-fated Raptors tenure
Date: May 14, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Landry Fields’ difficult tenure as a Raptor, caused in large part by an injury that remains a mystery to this day. Read an excerpt!

Draft prep: Explaining our approach to the Raptors draft in 2020

Title: Draft prep: Explaining our approach to the Raptors draft in 2020
Date: May 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about how I approach the draft as a beat writer and how the current situation could change the Raptors’ draft approach. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Is This the Dagger? Kevin Harlan on Calling Kawhi’s Shot and Game 7 of Raptors-Sixers

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Is This the Dagger? Kevin Harlan on Calling Kawhi’s Shot and Game 7 of Raptors-Sixers
Date: May 12, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I bring on TNT’s Kevin Harlan to discuss preparing for a Game 7, his call of Kawhi Leonard’s historic shot, and more. Read an excerpt!

Projecting the Raptors’ future with former NBA executive John Hollinger

Title: Projecting the Raptors’ future with former NBA executive John Hollinger
Date: May 11, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, John Hollinger and I had a discussion about some of the more pressing issues facing the Raptors now and in the near-term future. Read an excerpt!