Category Archives: Analysis

Canada Basketball camp notebook: Chris Boucher withdraws, Andrew Nembhard stands out, jerseys and more

Title: Canada Basketball camp notebook: Chris Boucher withdraws, Andrew Nembhard stands out, jerseys and more
Date: August 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I shared some notes and thoughts from Canada Basketball’s pre-World Cup training camp.
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Melvin Ejim’s value as Canada’s longtime dot-connector will be on full display at FIBA World Cup

Title: Melvin Ejim’s value as Canada’s longtime dot-connector will be on full display at FIBA World Cup
Date: August 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada Basketball’s most important glue-guy, Melvin Ejim.
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Canada still has a World Cup to compete in, even as it acknowledges a disappointing turnout

Title: Canada still has a World Cup to compete in, even as it acknowledges a disappointing turnout
Date: August 6, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada Basketball’s disappointing World Cup turnout and what comes next for a still-competitive roster.
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Murphy Mailbag: Taking stock in the dead of the offseason, depth chart concerns, SummerSlam and more

Title: Murphy Mailbag: Taking stock in the dead of the offseason, depth chart concerns, SummerSlam and more
Date: August 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to answer some dead-of-the-offseason questions about the Raptors and more.
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What will the revamped Raptors rotation look like next season?

Title: What will the revamped Raptors rotation look like next season?
Date: July 25, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a crack at projecting the Raptors’ rotation as part of a site-wide NBA initiative, but mostly I used the assignment to work through the team’s potential thought process at a few key spots.
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How the Raptors used the tools available to fill out their roster in a post-Kawhi Leonard summer

Title: How the Raptors used the tools available to fill out their roster in a post-Kawhi Leonard summer
Date: July 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the tools the Raptors used to fill out their roster and the strategies that Kawhi Leonard leaving necessitated.
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Canadian Summer League scouting reports: Barrett shakes off rough start, Clarke and Alexander-Walker shine

Title: Canadian Summer League scouting reports: Barrett shakes off rough start, Clarke and Alexander-Walker shine
Date: July 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote brief scouting and progress reports on all of the Canadians who participated in Summer League.
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Raptors Summer League scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future

Title: Raptors Summer League scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future
Date: July 15, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote brief scouting and progress reports on all of the players who participated in Summer League with the Raptors.
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Summer League progress offers encouraging sign for Raptors’ 2nd-round pick Dewan Hernandez

Title: Summer League progress offers encouraging sign for Raptors’ 2nd-round pick Dewan Hernandez
Date: July 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about second-round pick Dewan Hernandez and why the Raptors are so optimistic following his play in Summer League.
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Murphy: A comprehensive collection of opinions on the Raptors’ offseason to date

Title: Murphy: A comprehensive collection of opinions on the Raptors’ offseason to date
Date: July 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about some things I liked, disliked, loved, and loathed about the first 10 days of the offseason.
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