Category Archives: Basketball

Small sample theatre: Three early Raptors trends to keep an eye on

Title: Small sample theatre: Three early Raptors trends to keep an eye on
Date: November 5, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about some early-season statistical trends worth keeping an eye on for the Raptors.
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Columbia House Party: Weezer – Pinkerton (1996)

Title: Columbia House Party: Weezer – Pinkerton (1996)
Date: November 4, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the first episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into Weezer’s Pinkerton, an emo touchstone the band initially hated.

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Lowry still has a top gear, guarding Giannis, and other takeaways from a failed Raptors comeback in Milwaukee

Title: Lowry still has a top gear, guarding Giannis, and other takeaways from a failed Raptors comeback in Milwaukee
Date: November 2, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ failed comeback in Milwaukee, specifically Kyle Lowry’s big scoring night and how the Raptors defended Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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Giannis and the Bucks will present an important test for Siakam, Anunoby

Title: Giannis and the Bucks will present an important test for Siakam, Anunoby
Date: November 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Giannis Antetokounmpo as an early checkpoint for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
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Despite wins, Raptors need to improve bench play to lessen load on Lowry, VanVleet

Title: Despite wins, Raptors need to improve bench play to lessen load on Lowry, VanVleet
Date: October 31, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about an underlying concern within the Raptors’ strong start.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Relying on Starters: Lowry/VanVleet usage, Siakam’s elite start, Embiid-KAT + Bucks preview

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Relying on Starters: Lowry/VanVleet usage, Siakam’s elite start, Embiid-KAT + Bucks preview
Date: October 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ 4-1 start, Kyle Lowry’s workload, Pascal Siakam’s usage, and more. Read an excerpt!

Video Appearance: Run It Back

Title: Video Appearance: Run It Back
Date: October 30, 2019
Original Source: Raptors Over Everything
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Yahoo Canada’s “Run It Back” Raptors webshow discussing Dwane Casey’s return to Toronto.

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Coming Soon: Columbia House Party

Title: Coming Soon: Columbia House Party
Date: October 29, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: I’m co-hosting a new music podcast with Jake Goldsbie where we’ll do a deep-dive on an album that’s important to us (or otherwise interesting) each week.

Raptors show defensive upside with grimy throwback victory against Magic

Title: Raptors show defensive upside with grimy throwback victory against Magic
Date: October 29, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ potentially elite defense lifting them to victories while their offense figures things out.
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Podcast Appearance: But First, Sports

Title: Podcast Appearance: But First, Sports
Date: October 28, 2019
Original Source: But First, Sports
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the But First, Zubes’ excellent start-of-day podcast, discussing the NBA’s opening weekend.
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