Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors Trade Deadline Primer: Rules, assets, the Dragic factor and more

Title: Raptors Trade Deadline Primer: Rules, assets, the Dragic factor and more
Date: January 27, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I provided my annual pre-trade deadline primer, explaining the rules around trades and the Raptors’ cap and tax situation. Read an excerpt!

Persons of Interest: A look at the new emergency call-up Raptors

Title: Persons of Interest: A look at the new emergency call-up Raptors
Date: December 21, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I provided scouting reports on the new emergency call-up Raptors because we live in a capitalist hellscape. Read an excerpt!

FIBA World Cup Qualifying primer: Explaining why it’s important for Canada

Title: FIBA World Cup Qualifying primer: Explaining why it’s important for Canada
Date: November 27, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I explained the qualification process for the 2023 FIBA World Cup and teed up Canada’s first window of qualifiers. Read an excerpt!

Why Raptors waived Sam Dekker: Explaining the luxury tax implications

Title: Why Raptors waived Sam Dekker: Explaining the luxury tax implications
Date: November 6, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I explained why the Raptors waived Sam Dekker and all of the considerations that go into a decision like that early in the season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2021-22 G League season

Title: Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2021-22 G League season
Date: November 5, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I teed up the key players and stories for the 2021-22 Raptors 905 season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 roster: Explaining two-way players, G League rights, more

Title: Raptors 905 roster: Explaining two-way players, G League rights, more
Date: October 26, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I broke down how the Raptors 905 G League roster is assembled and who is in the mix for 2021-22. Read an excerpt!

Raptors roster breakdown: How final cut impacts cap, Raptors 905, more

Title: Raptors roster breakdown: How final cut impacts cap, Raptors 905, more
Date: October 17, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I broke down the Raptors’ roster, cap and tax situation, and G League roster situation following final cuts. Read an excerpt!

Raptors training camp battle: Who will crack the roster this year?

Title: Raptors training camp battle: Who will crack the roster this year?
Date: October 11, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my first piece at my new home at Sportsnet, I broke down the Raptors’ camp battles for the final few roster spots. Read an excerpt!

Early Raptors camp battles: Fifth starter, who rounds out the second unit, roster spots and more

Title: Early Raptors camp battles: Fifth starter, who rounds out the second unit, roster spots and more
Date: August 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down some of the camp battles that will be worth watching when the Raptors open up shop in a month. Read an excerpt!

Raptors summer league scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future

Title: Raptors summer league scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future
Date: August 18, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the performance of each Raptors’ summer league player and what’s next for their development. Read an excerpt!