Category Archives: Analysis

Inside Dewan Hernandez’s recovery from ‘one of the worst sprains ever’

Title: Inside Dewan Hernandez’s recovery from ‘one of the worst sprains ever’
Date: March 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Dewan Hernandez’s long recovery from an awful ankle sprain. Read an excerpt!

The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: March 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I co-hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
Read an excerpt!

Introducing the Toronto Raptors All-Fan Ire Team

Title: Introducing the Toronto Raptors All-Fan Ire Team
Date: March 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I teamed up to highlight the most begrudged Raptors in franchise history, the guys fans began to turn against when their role misaligned with performance or popularity. Read an excerpt!

How the NBA hiatus and potential lost season affects each Raptors player

Title: How the NBA hiatus and potential lost season affects each Raptors player
Date: March 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the unique ways the NBA hiatus will affect each Raptor. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 year-end report cards: A turnaround season cut short

Title: Raptors 905 year-end report cards: A turnaround season cut short
Date: March 18, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I gave year-end grades out for Raptors 905 under the assumption that their season is not coming back. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Mailbag: Ibaka vs. Gasol, VanVleet’s future, Powell’s new trade value

Title: Raptors Mailbag: Ibaka vs. Gasol, VanVleet’s future, Powell’s new trade value
Date: March 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer questions about how this season changed the value of certain Raptors, decisions the team will have to make moving forward, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ COVID-19 test results are encouraging, though other questions remain

Title: Raptors’ COVID-19 test results are encouraging, though other questions remain
Date: March 13, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors getting back negative COVID-19 test results (with one result pending), a tough 48 hours, and what comes next for the team and for everyone else. Read an excerpt!

Raptors finding crunch-time success with Kyle Lowry screening for Pascal Siakam

Title: Raptors finding crunch-time success with Kyle Lowry screening for Pascal Siakam
Date: March 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors closing out another game with a Pascal Siakam-Kyle Lowry pick-and-roll, a choice that says a lot more about the team than it might seem. Read an excerpt!

The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: March 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
Read an excerpt!

Norman Powell has gone from erratic momentum-swinger to Raptors steadying force

Title: Norman Powell has gone from erratic momentum-swinger to Raptors steadying force
Date: March 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Norman Powell’s career night and, more importantly, his newfound consistency and what it means for his long-term role with the team. Read an excerpt!