Category Archives: Analysis

Chris Boucher paves way for next wave of Raptors 905 doubleheader crew in more ways than one

Title: Chris Boucher paves way for next wave of Raptors 905 doubleheader crew in more ways than one
Date: November 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about three new entries into the Raptors-905 doubleheader club, made possible by a strong night from a club alumni, Chris Boucher..
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Murphy: Now that Norman Powell has shown who he is, he must prove he can also be consistent

Title: Murphy: Now that Norman Powell has shown who he is, he must prove he can also be consistent
Date: November 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Norman Powell’s micro-inconsistency within his macro-stability.
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sets himself up as the Raptors’ next fan favourite

Title: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sets himself up as the Raptors’ next fan favourite
Date: November 18, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Rondae Hollis-Jefferson breaking through in the Raptors’ rotation and, maybe, on the franchise’s short-term fan-favorite list.
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Raptors’ star-stopping defence can’t slow Luka Doncic, and other takeaways from a trip-ending loss to the Mavericks

Title: Raptors’ star-stopping defence can’t slow Luka Doncic, and other takeaways from a trip-ending loss to the Mavericks
Date: November 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a tough Raptors loss to the Mavericks, highlighting Luka Doncic’s dominance, Pascal Siakam’s rough night, and more.
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Yes, Marc Gasol needs to be more assertive on offence, but there’s still plenty to like about his game

Title: Yes, Marc Gasol needs to be more assertive on offence, but there’s still plenty to like about his game
Date: November 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Marc Gasol’s passive start for the Raptors, and how a few tweaks to his role can help amplify what’s already a strong impact on team performance.
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The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: November 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
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Raptors ratchet up aggression as thinned squad continues to defend well

Title: Raptors ratchet up aggression as thinned squad continues to defend well
Date: November 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ display of resilience and defence in a wounded L.A. back-to-back.
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Anatomy of a Raptors upset: Siakam’s adjustment, Anunoby contains LeBron, bring on Kawhi

Title: Anatomy of a Raptors upset: Siakam’s adjustment, Anunoby contains LeBron, bring on Kawhi
Date: November 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ big upset of the Lakers and the process-side developments from within it.
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Injuries, L.A. back-to-back will thrust Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby into Raptors’ spotlight

Title: Injuries, L.A. back-to-back will thrust Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby into Raptors’ spotlight
Date: November 9, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the big test and opportunity that an L.A. back-to-back provides for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
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Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2019-20 season

Title: Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2019-20 season
Date: November 8, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I previewed the Raptors 905 season and some key storylines to check in on throughout the year.
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