Category Archives: Analysis

Kawhi Leonard’s contract options in free agency and what advantages the Raptors hold

Title: Kawhi Leonard’s contract options in free agency and what advantages the Raptors hold
Date: June 25, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Kawhi Leonard’s different contract options in free agency and the advantages the Raptors have as the incumbent.
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Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and more

Title: Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and more
Date: June 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote my annual Raptors salary cap and free agency primer, laying out all the details you need to know ahead of the offseason.
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Canada Basketball keeps Raptors momentum rolling with six Canadians selected in historic NBA draft

Title: Canada Basketball keeps Raptors momentum rolling with six Canadians selected in historic NBA draft
Date: June 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about an historic night that saw a record six Canadians selected in the NBA Draft.
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Development program: The skills each Raptor should focus on this summer

Title: Development program: The skills each Raptor should focus on this summer
Date: June 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about what area each Raptor should look to improve on and develop this summer.
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A low-risk, high-reward play? Raptors bet on athletic profile, defensive upside of Dewan Hernandez at No. 59

Title: A low-risk, high-reward play? Raptors bet on athletic profile, defensive upside of Dewan Hernandez at No. 59
Date: June 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors taking Dewan Hernandez, a known-turned-unknown, with the No. 59 pick.
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He Stay Index: A look at which Raptors could be back and which could go this summer

Title: He Stay Index: A look at which Raptors could be back and which could go this summer
Date: June 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the likelihood of each championship Raptor remaining a Raptor.
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The celebration was nice, but it’s time for the Raptors to get back to business

Title: The celebration was nice, but it’s time for the Raptors to get back to business
Date: June 18, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors needing to pivot quickly from celebration mode to re-building a champion mode.
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Raptors Recalibrated: Closing the book on the 2019 NBA championship

Title: Raptors Recalibrated: Closing the book on the 2019 NBA championship
Date: June 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column looked at the Raptors clinching their first ever championship with a Game 6 victory over the Warriors. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Late timeout decisions, Durant’s impact, Lowry against switches and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Late timeout decisions, Durant’s impact, Lowry against switches and more
Date: June 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column looked at the Raptors squandering their first chance at securing a title with a Game 5 loss to the Warriors. Read an excerpt!

Five thoughts ahead of Game 5: How Raptors respond if Kevin Durant plays, Warriors’ bench and more

Title: Five thoughts ahead of Game 5: How Raptors respond if Kevin Durant plays, Warriors’ bench and more
Date: June 10, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kevin Durant’s potential return to the NBA Finals and a number of other matchup-specific thoughts ahead of Game 5.
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