Category Archives: Analysis

Preseason and postprandial: 15 takeaways from a sleepy Raptors-Bulls Thanksgiving exhibition

Title: Preseason and postprandial: 15 takeaways from a sleepy Raptors-Bulls Thanksgiving exhibition
Date: October 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided takeaways from the Raptors’ third preseason game, the annual depth-chart showcase colloquially known as The Blake Murphy Bowl.
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Raptors preseason: Powell shines, Hernandez looks good in debut, but not exactly a zen way of basketball

Title: Raptors preseason: Powell shines, Hernandez looks good in debut, but not exactly a zen way of basketball
Date: October 10, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided takeaways from the Raptors’ second preseason game, which included a strong Norman Powell performance, a solid Dewan Hernandez debut, and more.
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Raptors preseason: Siakam dominates while depth shines in Tokyo comeback

Title: Raptors preseason: Siakam dominates while depth shines in Tokyo comeback
Date: October 8, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided takeaways from the Raptors’ preseason opener in Tokyo, highlighted by Pascal Siakam and Terence Davis.
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What Kyle Lowry’s extension reveals about the Toronto Raptors future intentions

Title: What Kyle Lowry’s extension reveals about the Toronto Raptors future intentions
Date: October 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry’s extension with the Raptors and what it signals about the team’s intentions the next two years.
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Looking at the race for several Raptors’ starting spots

Title: Looking at the race for several Raptors’ starting spots
Date: October 4, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the training camp races for the Toronto Raptors’ two open starting roles.
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Raptors open practice: New faces Davis and Brissett stand out, Lowry absence could linger, VanVleet’s pants and more

Title: Raptors open practice: New faces Davis and Brissett stand out, Lowry absence could linger, VanVleet’s pants and more
Date: October 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a lap around the final day of Toronto Raptors training camp, highlighting the notable performances from the team’s open scrimmage.
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Handicapping the race for the Raptors’ final roster spots

Title: Handicapping the race for the Raptors’ final roster spots
Date: October 2, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I handicapped the two races between eight players for five roster spots taking place in Raptors training camp.
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Raptors training camp: Jumbo lineups, Davis as a point guard, Lowry status and more

Title: Raptors training camp: Jumbo lineups, Davis as a point guard, Lowry status and more
Date: October 2, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a lap around the fourth day of Toronto Raptors training camp, highlighting the potential use of jumbo lineups, Terence Davis and Patrick McCaw updates, and more.
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Raptors training camp: Matt Thomas’ adjustment, Norman Powell as a starter, and more

Title: Raptors training camp: Matt Thomas’ adjustment, Norman Powell as a starter, and more
Date: October 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a lap around the third day of Toronto Raptors training camp, highlighting Matt Thomas’ adjustment to the NBA, Norman Powell’s desire to start, and more.
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Raptors training camp: Finessing a starting role, young leadership, Brittni Donaldson and more

Title: Raptors training camp: Finessing a starting role, young leadership, Brittni Donaldson and more
Date: September 30, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a lap around the second day of Toronto Raptors training camp, highlighting Fred VanVleet’s butterfly effect playoff moment, Brittni Donaldson’s first taste of a coaching role, and more.
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