Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors stay out of market for second-round picks, land Rawle Alkins after draft

Title: Raptors stay out of market for second-round picks, land Rawle Alkins after draft
Date: June 22, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I tried to analyze the Raptors’ decision not to trade into the draft and the factors that may have gone into it. Read an excerpt!

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Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?

Title: Murphy: What might it cost the Raptors to move into the draft?
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at possible ways the Raptors could move into the draft, since they are without a pick this year. Read an excerpt!

Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned

Title: Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned
Date: June 15, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ hiring of Nick Nurse and how it projects to be much better than the optics might suggest.
Read an excerpt!

A look at which Raptors could stay and which could go this summer

Title: A look at which Raptors could stay and which could go this summer
Date: June 1, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked the Raptors in terms of the likelihood they remain with the team for 2018-19. Read an excerpt!

Decisions on qualifying offers are a light start to big summer for Raptors

Title: Decisions on qualifying offers are a light start to big summer for Raptors
Date: May 31, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the four qualifying offer decisions the Raptors face in the month of June. Read an excerpt!

Investing In More Than Just Hoop Dreams

Title: Investing In More Than Just Hoop Dreams
Date: May 29, 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 caught up with Roger Moute a Bidias about his summer internship at Google, and more.
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Exploring potential head coaching candidates for the Raptors

Title: Exploring potential head coaching candidates for the Raptors
Date: May 11, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I cast a very wide net to look at potential head coaching candidates for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Firing Dwane Casey Is a Difficult But Justifiable Move for Toronto Raptors

Title: Firing Dwane Casey Is a Difficult But Justifiable Move for Toronto Raptors
Date: May 11, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors firing Dwane Casey, a difficult but justifiable move.
Read an excerpt!

Development program: What skill each Raptors player should focus on this summer

Title: Development program: What skill each Raptors player should focus on this summer
Date: May 11, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I outlined the one area each Raptor most needs to focus on this summer. Read an excerpt!

The Toronto Raptors Shouldn’t Blow It Up

Title: The Toronto Raptors Shouldn’t Blow It Up
Date: May 10, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about where the Raptors are headed from here, since tanking’s not a realistic option and this isn’t a championship core.
Read an excerpt!

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