Category Archives: Analysis

Dual career nights show Raptors’ Paul Watson, Yuta Watanabe as kindred grinders, opportunists

Title: Dual career nights show Raptors’ Paul Watson, Yuta Watanabe as kindred grinders, opportunists
Date: April 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about dual career nights for a pair of Raptors’ grinders, Paul Watson Jr. and Yuta Watanabe. Read an excerpt!

Malachi Flynn’s late 3-point barrage can’t mask another tough night for Raptors

Title: Malachi Flynn’s late 3-point barrage can’t mask another tough night for Raptors
Date: April 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn’s late-game 3-point outburst making a bad Raptors game feel closer than it was, which is kind of the intention right now despite how frustrating it can be. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ first-half drudging of Cavaliers a perfect example of late-season developmental win

Title: Raptors’ first-half drudging of Cavaliers a perfect example of late-season developmental win
Date: April 10, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the good kind of late-season win for the Raptors, underwritten by meaningful development from their youth. Read an excerpt!

Chris Boucher’s career night, Malachi Flynn’s first start and the caveats that come with these Raptors

Title: Chris Boucher’s career night, Malachi Flynn’s first start and the caveats that come with these Raptors
Date: April 8, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about another Raptors loss you can’t really blame them for or take much from as they navigate a world with eight available players. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s ejection pushes Raptors’ depth issues, fiscal restraint to forefront

Title: OG Anunoby’s ejection pushes Raptors’ depth issues, fiscal restraint to forefront
Date: April 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s ejection thinning out the Raptors even further, a difficulty of their own making as they’ve chosen to run with a short roster for weeks. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Gary Trent’s career night, lottery explainer, Kyle Lowry timeline and the worst month ever

Title: Raptors Report: Gary Trent’s career night, lottery explainer, Kyle Lowry timeline and the worst month ever
Date: March 31, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a number of things as the Raptors finished up one of their worst months ever and the vibes hit an all-time low. Read an excerpt!

Lack of discipline, uncontested 3s and more: 5 stats to explain the Raptors slide on defence

Title: Lack of discipline, uncontested 3s and more: 5 stats to explain the Raptors slide on defence
Date: March 30, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ dramatic decline on the defensive end this season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors lose to Trail Blazers, as Norman Powell spurs 14-0 run in emotional return

Title: Raptors lose to Trail Blazers, as Norman Powell spurs 14-0 run in emotional return
Date: March 28, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Norman Powell’s emotional pseudo-return to face the Raptors just a few days after being traded. Read an excerpt!

Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood: Analyzing what the Raptors received in return for Norman Powell

Title: Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood: Analyzing what the Raptors received in return for Norman Powell
Date: March 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors trading Norman Powell for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. Read an excerpt!

What comes next after Raptors’ trade deadline: 2021 cap sheet, buyout options and more

Title: What comes next after Raptors’ trade deadline: 2021 cap sheet, buyout options and more
Date: March 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down where the Raptors stand post-deadline in terms of roster, pick equity, future cap sheet, and more. Read an excerpt!