Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors-76ers Series Preview: Two polar-opposite foes renew rivalry

Title: Raptors-76ers Series Preview: Two polar-opposite foes renew rivalry
Date: April 11, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I broke down the Raptors’ first-round series against the 76ers. Read an excerpt!

Dangerous fit: Analyzing James Harden’s immediate impact on 76ers

Title: Dangerous fit: Analyzing James Harden’s immediate impact on 76ers
Date: March 9, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I took a look at James Harden’s fit in Philadelphia through five games. Read an excerpt!

10 storylines to watch with the Raptors, Eastern Conference down the stretch

Title: 10 storylines to watch with the Raptors, Eastern Conference down the stretch
Date: February 23, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I outlined the key Raptors storylines I’ll be watching in the season’s home stretch. Read an excerpt!

Flexibility remains the key word as Raptors tweak for depth at deadline

Title: Flexibility remains the key word as Raptors tweak for depth at deadline
Date: February 11, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I looked at the roster, cap, and tax ramifications of the Raptors’ deadline trade. Read an excerpt!

What trade options the Raptors should consider — and what ones they shouldn’t

Title: What trade options the Raptors should consider — and what ones they shouldn’t
Date: February 3, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I provided my annual column shooting down everyone’s trade deadline ideas. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Trade Deadline Primer: Rules, assets, the Dragic factor and more

Title: Raptors Trade Deadline Primer: Rules, assets, the Dragic factor and more
Date: January 27, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I provided my annual pre-trade deadline primer, explaining the rules around trades and the Raptors’ cap and tax situation. Read an excerpt!

Persons of Interest: A look at the new emergency call-up Raptors

Title: Persons of Interest: A look at the new emergency call-up Raptors
Date: December 21, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I provided scouting reports on the new emergency call-up Raptors because we live in a capitalist hellscape. Read an excerpt!

FIBA World Cup Qualifying primer: Explaining why it’s important for Canada

Title: FIBA World Cup Qualifying primer: Explaining why it’s important for Canada
Date: November 27, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I explained the qualification process for the 2023 FIBA World Cup and teed up Canada’s first window of qualifiers. Read an excerpt!

Why Raptors waived Sam Dekker: Explaining the luxury tax implications

Title: Why Raptors waived Sam Dekker: Explaining the luxury tax implications
Date: November 6, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I explained why the Raptors waived Sam Dekker and all of the considerations that go into a decision like that early in the season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2021-22 G League season

Title: Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2021-22 G League season
Date: November 5, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I teed up the key players and stories for the 2021-22 Raptors 905 season. Read an excerpt!