Category Archives: Analysis

Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Raptors set franchise record for playoff assists in best playoff showing yet

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Raptors set franchise record for playoff assists in best playoff showing yet
Date: April 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a close-out Game 5 victory for the Raptors over the Magic, improved ball movement, what may carry over to the next round, and more. Read an excerpt!

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Raptors look ready for 76ers test with decisive close-out of Magic

Title: Raptors look ready for 76ers test with decisive close-out of Magic
Date: April 23, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors’ closing out the Magic in decisive fashion, showing they’re not the Raptors of old, and making it clear they’re ready for a bigger test in round two. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Ball movement, Lowry’s impact, Ross traps and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Ball movement, Lowry’s impact, Ross traps and more
Date: April 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a runaway Game 4 victory for the Raptors over the Magic, Kyle Lowry’s impact, how the Raptors have slowed Terrence Ross, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors looking every bit the contender they hoped to be as defence wins third in a row against Magic

Title: Raptors looking every bit the contender they hoped to be as defence wins third in a row against Magic
Date: April 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors’ starters dominating in Game 3 but the Magic finding some weaknesses to poke at in the second unit. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Late-game process, Magic risk-seeking and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Late-game process, Magic risk-seeking and more
Date: April 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a narrow Game 3 victory for the Raptors over the Magic, some adjustments the Raptors had to play through, and what the Magic might try from here. Read an excerpt!

Raptors win Game 3 on strength of starters as Magic look for soft spots in their depth

Title:Raptors win Game 3 on strength of starters as Magic look for soft spots in their depth
Date: April 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors’ starters dominating in Game 3 but the Magic finding some weaknesses to poke at in the second unit. Read an excerpt!

The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: April 18, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 2: Managing Leonard’s foul trouble, shooting regression, heavier switching and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 2: Managing Leonard’s foul trouble, shooting regression, heavier switching and more
Date: April 17, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a Raptors bounce-back win against the Magic in Game 2, some minor adjustments, managing minutes through foul trouble, and more. Read an excerpt!

‘What are you gonna do? He was great’: Raptors make statement in Game 2 as Kawhi Leonard’s star shines brightest

Title: ‘What are you gonna do? He was great’: Raptors make statement in Game 2 as Kawhi Leonard’s star shines brightest
Date: April 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors bouncing back in Game 2 against the Magic, evening the series and looking like the Playoff Raptors they initially expected. Read an excerpt!

How The D.J. Augustin Game unfolded, and halftime changes the Raptors made that could influence Game 2

Title: How The D.J. Augustin Game unfolded, and halftime changes the Raptors made that could influence Game 2
Date: April 15, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I broke down D.J. Augustin’s big Game 1 performance against the Raptors and how they may look to avoid a repeat. Read an excerpt!

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