Category Archives: Analysis

Pascal Siakam’s labrum injury explained: How did it happen, how long he’ll be out, who steps up for Raptors?

Title: Pascal Siakam’s labrum injury explained: How did it happen, how long he’ll be out, who steps up for Raptors?
Date: June 12, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at what Pascal Siakam’s shoulder surgery means for his development and the Raptors, and what precedent might tell us about his recovery. Read an excerpt!

Jalen Green vs. Jalen Suggs: Which Jalen is right for the Raptors if they move up in the lottery?

Title: Jalen Green vs. Jalen Suggs: Which Jalen is right for the Raptors if they move up in the lottery?
Date: June 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the debate between Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs for the Raptors if they pick in the top four in the draft. Read an excerpt!

Why Evan Mobley is a great fit with the Raptors in the Nos. 2-4 range of the NBA Draft

Title: Why Evan Mobley is a great fit with the Raptors in the Nos. 2-4 range of the NBA Draft
Date: June 9, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Evan Mobley’s fit with the Raptors if they pick in the Nos. 2-4 range of the NBA Draft. Read an excerpt!

So the Raptors get No. 1 pick in the lottery, what comes next with Cade Cunningham in the mix?

Title: So the Raptors get No. 1 pick in the lottery, what comes next with Cade Cunningham in the mix?
Date: June 8, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the decisions that would flow from the Raptors winning the NBA Draft Lottery and selecting Cade Cunningham at No. 1. Read an excerpt!

Murphy, Koreen: Philosophizing about the Raptors’ odd position in NBA Draft

Title: Murphy, Koreen: Philosophizing about the Raptors’ odd position in NBA Draft
Date: June 3, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I discussed our draft philosophies and how they apply to the Raptors this year. Read an excerpt!

Ranking Raptors’ lottery options; Jalen Suggs or Jalen Green? Plus, reader draft board

Title: Ranking Raptors’ lottery options; Jalen Suggs or Jalen Green? Plus, reader draft board
Date: June 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down a reader draft board after having readers rank their lottery preferences. Read an excerpt!

Reader Draft Board: Help us set draft lottery priorities for the Raptors

Title: Reader Draft Board: Help us set draft lottery priorities for the Raptors
Date: May 29, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened it up for readers to provide their own Raptors lottery draft boards as part of my pre-draft prep process. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 2021 NBA Draft board 1.0: An early look at Evan Mobley and the lottery tiers

Title: Raptors 2021 NBA Draft board 1.0: An early look at Evan Mobley and the lottery tiers
Date: May 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took an early look at the Raptors options with their lottery pick in the draft. Read an excerpt!

‘An important step in the process of making Canada proud’: Canada Basketball unveils senior men’s camp roster

Title: ‘An important step in the process of making Canada proud’: Canada Basketball unveils senior men’s camp roster
Date: May 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at Canada’s camp roster for men’s Olympic basketball qualifiers and what they’ll be looking for from the group to finally earn an Olympic berth. Read an excerpt!

Should the Raptors trade one of their draft picks? What could they get in return?

Title: Should the Raptors trade one of their draft picks? What could they get in return?
Date: May 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at the Raptors options if they wanted to trade their lottery pick or second rounders, and what recent precedent says about the possible return. Read an excerpt!