Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic

Title: Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ bench finally breaking through in the bubble, the defence of Marc Gasol and OG Anunoby, and more. Read an excerpt!

Dissecting the Raptors-Heat season series and its potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting the Raptors-Heat season series and its potential playoff implications
Date: August 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ season series with the Heat and what can be taken from that series for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Tactical: Signs of progress in the half-court offence against the Lakers

Title: Raptors Tactical: Signs of progress in the half-court offence against the Lakers
Date: August 2, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the transitional lineups I like for the Raptors and tried to build a rotation from there. Read an excerpt!

Putting together potential Raptors transitional units and playoff rotations

Title: Putting together potential Raptors transitional units and playoff rotations
Date: July 31, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the transitional lineups I like for the Raptors and tried to build a rotation from there. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Finding meaning and scouting takeaways from 3 scrimmages

Title: Raptors Report: Finding meaning and scouting takeaways from 3 scrimmages
Date: July 29, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of my biggest takeaways from the Raptors’ three pre-relaunch scrimmages. Read an excerpt!

Improving his finishing could be key to Fred VanVleet’s growth, next contract

Title: Improving his finishing could be key to Fred VanVleet’s growth, next contract
Date: July 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the need for Fred VanVleet to improve his finishing, for the Raptors and for his next contract. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Relaunch Preview: What it will take for the champs to repeat

Title: Raptors Relaunch Preview: What it will take for the champs to repeat
Date: July 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, we teed up the NBA’s relaunch with a mega-preview on the Raptors, refreshing where they were, where they stand now, and everything readers may have missed. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors are approaching decisions, planning, development in the bubble

Title: How the Raptors are approaching decisions, planning, development in the bubble
Date: July 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about how the Raptors are approaching front office tasks from the bubble in the NBA’s relaunch. Read an excerpt!

Raptors scrimmage: Kyle Lowry sets a Lowry-ish tone, Serge Ibaka shines and more

Title: Raptors scrimmage: Kyle Lowry sets a Lowry-ish tone, Serge Ibaka shines and more
Date: July 24, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ first relaunch scrimmage, in notebook format. Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s usage and versatility suggest he could be Raptors’ playoff stopper

Title: OG Anunoby’s usage and versatility suggest he could be Raptors’ playoff stopper
Date: July 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s growth as a defender and the stopper role he’s likely to play for the Raptors in the playoffs. Read an excerpt!