Category Archives: Analysis

Fred VanVleet’s offence improving for Raptors despite trouble around the rim

Title: Fred VanVleet’s offence improving for Raptors despite trouble around the rim
Date: January 18, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Fred VanVleet’s offensive progression to start the 2020-21 season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors string wins together, but issue at centre isn’t resolving itself

Title: Raptors string wins together, but issue at centre isn’t resolving itself
Date: January 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I shared some takeaways from a Raptors’ victory against Charlotte that still left some questions at the centre position. Read an excerpt!

Can Pascal Siakam become the Raptors’ late-game closer?

Title: Can Pascal Siakam become the Raptors’ late-game closer?
Date: January 14, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s late-game play and the idea of a closer in basketball. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 roster explainer: Two-way players, G League rights, draft and more

Title: Raptors 905 roster explainer: Two-way players, G League rights, draft and more
Date: January 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors 905 roster for the G League bubble and explained all the ways a G League roster gets put together. Read an excerpt!

Slowing down Stephen Curry not enough as Raptors’ turnaround stalls early

Title: Slowing down Stephen Curry not enough as Raptors’ turnaround stalls early
Date: January 10, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors shutting down Steph Curry and doing enough other things poorly to still come away with a loss. Read an excerpt!

Raptors break through in Sacramento, with plenty to build from

Title: Raptors break through in Sacramento, with plenty to build from
Date: January 8, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors finally breaking through with a win and looking a lot more like themselves in Sacramento. Read an excerpt!

Pascal Siakam bounces back for Raptors, but the losing streak goes on

Title: Pascal Siakam bounces back for Raptors, but the losing streak goes on
Date: January 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors showing signs of life, just not enough to end their terrible start to the season. Read an excerpt!

Malachi Flynn’s role with Raptors still unclear in the short run

Title: Malachi Flynn’s role with Raptors still unclear in the short run
Date: January 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at Malachi Flynn’s first real game action for the Raptors and why rookie usage might be down around the league. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Concern Index: How worried should you be about each thing going wrong?

Title: Raptors Concern Index: How worried should you be about each thing going wrong?
Date: January 4, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the biggest issues the Raptors are facing in their poor start and ranked them on a concern index. Read an excerpt!

Raptors look more familiar, but offence, Pascal Siakam benching leave questions

Title: Raptors look more familiar, but offence, Pascal Siakam benching leave questions
Date: December 31, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ first win of the season and the absence of Pascal Siakam that hung over it. Read an excerpt!