Category Archives: Analysis

Murphy: What Lorenzo Brown highlights about year one of the NBA’s new two-way deals

Title: Murphy: What Lorenzo Brown highlights about year one of the NBA’s new two-way deals
Date: July 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I reflected on the first year of two-way contracts in the NBA, using Lorenzo Brown as an example to work through the decision process the new contract type introduced. Read an excerpt!

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Murphy: What Summer League tell us about the Raptors’ future plans

Title: Murphy: What Summer League tell us about the Raptors’ future plans
Date: July 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided some takeaways from Las Vegas Summer League, including notes on each player who suited up for the Raptors and some general strategy and market thoughts. Read an excerpt!

MVP To NBA

Title: MVP To NBA
Date: July 20, 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 wrote about Lorenzo Brown turning his Raptors 905 MVP season into an NBA deal with the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

Kawhi Leonard deal arms Raptors with intriguing lineup versatility

Title: Kawhi Leonard deal arms Raptors with intriguing lineup versatility
Date: July 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the flexibility and versatility the Raptors added in the Kawhi Leonard trade, which open up a lot of interesting options Read an excerpt!

Raptors maintain future flexibility in acquisition of Kawhi Leonard

Title:Raptors maintain future flexibility in acquisition of Kawhi Leonard
Date: July 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined the salary cap impact of the Raptors’ trade for Kawhi Leonard and its impact on the team’s potential “next phase” if Leonard walks. Read an excerpt!

DeMar DeRozan’s Loyalty to the Toronto Raptors Was Admirable

Title: DeMar DeRozan’s Loyalty to the Toronto Raptors Was Admirable
Date: July 18, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the difficult feelings involved with the Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan, who was unshakably loyal to the team and unspeakably important to the city. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors shifted individual projections for the 2018-19 season

Title: How the Raptors shifted individual projections for the 2018-19 season
Date: July 5, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I utilized a popular projection system to determine how much 2017-18’s over-performance changed the future outlook for the Raptors’ young players. Read an excerpt!

R.J. Barrett and Canada Are Getting Ready to Flex on the Basketball World

Title: R.J. Barrett and Canada Are Getting Ready to Flex on the Basketball World
Date: July 5, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about Canada Basketball’s strange lack of international success and why the talent pool is now too undeniable for it to continue.
Read an excerpt!

Canada’s FIBA qualifier dominance about more than just NBA talent

Title: Canada’s FIBA qualifier dominance about more than just NBA talent
Date: July 3, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I shared some thoughts on Canada’s dominance in the first round of FIBA World Cup qualifying Read an excerpt!

VanVleet re-signs, as jump in cap projection offers Raptors some relief

Title:VanVleet re-signs, as jump in cap projection offers Raptors some relief
Date: July 1, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at what a slight uptick in salary cap projections means for the Raptors, as well as the fall-out from re-signing Fred VanVleet. Read an excerpt!

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