Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors rookie OG Anunoby makes terrific first impression in his NBA debut

Title: Raptors rookie OG Anunoby makes terrific first impression in his NBA debut
Date: October 20, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at some tape of OG Anunoby’s first few appearances and came away impressed.
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Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA

Title: Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: R/TorontoRaptors
Synopsis: I hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything, answering all things Toronto Raptors (and more).
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A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup

Title: A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: Raptors.com
Synopsis: I’m going to be helping Raptors.com out a bit this year. In my first piece for them, I explain how the 17-man roster is constructed.
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Making sense of the Raptors’ financial situation heading into the 2017-18 season

Title: Making sense of the Raptors’ financial situation heading into the 2017-18 season
Date: October 17, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took an updated look at the Raptors’ cap and tax situation, and what it could mean for their final roster spot.
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Raptors will have to live with variance as they learn to embrace the three-pointer

Title: Raptors will have to live with variance as they learn to embrace the three-pointer
Date: October 5, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I analyzed the variance the Raptors can expect as they ratchet up their 3-point volume.
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Handicapping the race for the Raptors final two roster spots

Title: Handicapping the race for the Raptors final two roster spots
Date: September 28, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the five-way competition for the Raptors’ final two roster spots.
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What would a Norman Powell contract extension look like for the Raptors?

Title: What would a Norman Powell contract extension look like for the Raptors?
Date: September 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined whether or not Norman Powell may be amenable to a contract extension with the Raptors.
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Raptors signing Lorenzo Brown might signal NBA-focused two-way contract strategy

Title: Raptors signing Lorenzo Brown might signal NBA-focused two-way contract strategy
Date: July 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at how the Raptors have used their two-way roster spots and what it may signal about their plans for their primary NBA roster.
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Raptors squander chance at championship and other notes from Summer League

Title: Raptors squander chance at championship and other notes from Summer League
Date: July 16, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrapped up the Raptors’ performance at Summer League and checked in on the progress of their young pieces.
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Pistons questionable cap management leaves little room for improvement

Title: Pistons questionable cap management leaves little room for improvement
Date: July 15, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Detroit, I wrapped up another curious Pistons offseason that’s continued the trend of letting small mistakes snowball into salary cap problems.
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