Category Archives: Analysis

Dissecting a wild Raptors-Pacers season series and its potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting a wild Raptors-Pacers season series and its potential playoff implications
Date: February 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ four-game season series with the Pacers, looking for takeaways in the event they meet up in the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ unconventional 3-point shot-blocking on full display against Suns

Title: Raptors’ unconventional 3-point shot-blocking on full display against Suns
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ ability to block 3-point shots and what that does to opposing offences. Read an excerpt!

15 bold preseason Raptors predictions check-in: The hits, misses and a mea culpa

Title: 15 bold preseason Raptors predictions check-in: The hits, misses and a mea culpa
Date: February 21, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the end of the Raptors franchise-record 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

Apparently you can’t win ’em all: 15 notes from the end of the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak

Title: Apparently you can’t win ’em all: 15 notes from the end of the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak
Date: February 12, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the end of the Raptors franchise-record 15-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

What comes next after Raptors’ quiet deadline: Buyout options, 2020 & 2021 cap sheets, VanVleet’s market and more

Title: What comes next after Raptors’ quiet deadline: Buyout options, 2020 & 2021 cap sheets, VanVleet’s market and more
Date: February 10, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a quiet trade deadline that still shed some light on the Raptors options in the short- and longer-term. Read an excerpt!

‘They were incredible’: Yet another unlikely group extends Raptors’ improbable winning streak

Title: ‘They were incredible’: Yet another unlikely group extends Raptors’ improbable winning streak
Date: February 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about another weird, unlikely lineup pulling the Raptors to victory as their franchise-record winning streak trudges on. Read an excerpt!

Another big comeback and a franchise-record winning streak beg the question: Is anything unlikely for the Raptors anymore?

Title: Another big comeback and a franchise-record winning streak beg the question: Is anything unlikely for the Raptors anymore?
Date: February 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors bucking convention and probability yet again this year, culminating in a franchise-record 12-game winning streak. Read an excerpt!

From Vince to Vince and all the Juan Dixons in between: All 81 trades in Raptors franchise history, ranked

Title: From Vince to Vince and all the Juan Dixons in between: All 81 trades in Raptors franchise history, ranked
Date: February 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked every trade in Raptors history. It was a lot. Read an excerpt!

Areas the Raptors might want to address at the deadline, and some players who might fit

Title: Areas the Raptors might want to address at the deadline, and some players who might fit
Date: February 3, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about areas for improvement for the Raptors and whether they might be able to shore those up at the trade deadline. Read an excerpt!

‘Gotta lead the league in something’: Nobody is using challenges quite like Raptors coach Nick Nurse

Title: ‘Gotta lead the league in something’: Nobody is using challenges quite like Raptors coach Nick Nurse
Date: January 31, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Nick Nurse’s use of the coach’s challenge, a tool he’s experimenting with at a league-leading rate. Read an excerpt!