Category Archives: Analysis

Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA

Title: Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: R/TorontoRaptors
Synopsis: I hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything, answering all things Toronto Raptors (and more).
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How DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors handled Washington’s pick-and-roll defence in Game 1

Title: How DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors handled Washington’s pick-and-roll defence in Game 1
Date: April 17, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined how the Raptors handled the Wizards’ traps in Game 1 and the growth it showed in the team’s offensive playmaking. Read an excerpt!

Toronto Raptors’ Culture Shift Clear as Day in Playoff Opener

Title: Toronto Raptors’ Culture Shift Clear as Day in Playoff Opener
Date: April 15, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ culture reset and all the ways it manifested itself in a Game 1 victory over Washington.
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Raptors 905 finish season successful even without another G League title

Title: Raptors 905 finish season successful even without another G League title
Date: April 11, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I reflected on another successful season for Raptors 905, who proved just as much in coming up short in the finals as they had by winning the year prior. Read an excerpt!

Raptors showing strength when learning on the fly against Boston Celtics

Title: Raptors showing strength when learning on the fly against Boston Celtics
Date: April 5, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at how the Raptors adjusted to some of Boston’s adjustments within a mini two-game end-of-season series. Read an excerpt!

Cavaliers’ corner offence offers Raptors a familiar challenge

Title: Cavaliers’ corner offence offers Raptors a familiar challenge
Date: April 3, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Cleveland’s corner offense set and the challenges it presents the Raptors.
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Murphy: How the Celtics tactically adjusted to beat the Raptors

Title: Murphy: How the Celtics tactically adjusted to beat the Raptors
Date: April 1, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the tactical elements of the Raptors’ loss to the Celtics.
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Murphy: Should Raptors set a precedent with Bench Mob in the playoffs?

Title: Murphy: Should Raptors set a precedent with Bench Mob in the playoffs?
Date: March 30, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I reflected on the success of the Raptors’ bench unit and why I was wrong that it wouldn’t work.
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Raptors 905 Playoffs Primer

Title: Raptors 905 Playoffs Primer
Date: March 28, 2018
Original Source: Raptors905.com
Synopsis: I’m going to be helping Raptors.com and Raptors905.com out a bit this year. In my latest on the 905 side, I previewed their first-round playoff series with Grand Rapids.
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The Raptors are slowing down

Title: The Raptors are slowing down
Date: March 22, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ slowing down their pace and took a look at what might be causing it.
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