Category Archives: Analysis

OG Anunoby Is a High-Upside Play and Perfect Fit for Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby Is a High-Upside Play and Perfect Fit for Raptors
Date: June 23, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I looked at the Raptors’ selection of OG Anunoby at No. 23 in the draft and if it signals anything about their offseason plans.
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Raptors draft pick of OG Anunoby an interesting experiment in changing NBA landscape

Title: Raptors draft pick of OG Anunoby an interesting experiment in changing NBA landscape
Date: June 23, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the Raptors’ selection of OG Anunoby through the lens of the changing NBA.
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Even with concerns on defense, Luke Kennard addresses major need for Detroit Pistons

Title: Even with concerns on defense, Luke Kennard addresses major need for Detroit Pistons
Date: June 23, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my debut for The Athletic Detroit, I broke down the Pistons’ selection of Luke Kennard at No. 12.
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What are the NBA’s new two-way contracts and how might the Raptors use them?

Title: What are the NBA’s new two-way contracts and how might the Raptors use them?
Date: June 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explained the NBA’s new two-way roster spots and looked at how the Raptors may look to fill them.
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NBA Draft Should Kickstart Wild Offseason for Raptors

Title: NBA Draft Should Kickstart Wild Offseason for Raptors
Date: June 21, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I looked at what the next few weeks will mean for the Raptors, starting with Thursday’s draft.
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Raptors have options in search for improved shooting — except, maybe, free agency

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Raptors have options in search for improved shooting — except, maybe, free agency
Date: June 2, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about avenues the Raptors can take to try to add shooting this summer.
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Norm Powell, Jakob Poeltl and the Young Raptors Primed for Bigger Roles

Title: Norm Powell, Jakob Poeltl and the Young Raptors Primed for Bigger Roles
Date: May 31, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the important offseason ahead for the Raptors’ young, developing players.
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Joey Bats Is Punishing Baseballs Again

Title: Joey Bats Is Punishing Baseballs Again
Date: May 25, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Jose Bautista’s return to form at the plate over the past four weeks.
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Is this the year the Toronto Raptors finally draft a Canadian?

Title: Is this the year the Toronto Raptors finally draft a Canadian?
Date: May 24, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the five Canadians the Raptors worked out early in the draft process and what it says about the growth of basketball in Canada.
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Raptors approach pre-draft workouts as window into the person, not just the player

Title: Raptors approach pre-draft workouts as window into the person, not just the player
Date: May 18, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about how the Raptors use pre-draft workouts to learn about the mental and psychological aspects of players as much as the physical.
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