Category Archives: Analysis

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!

Raptors report: 905 connection of Matt Morgan and Eric Khoury shine, final Vegas notes and more

Title: Raptors report: 905 connection of Matt Morgan and Eric Khoury shine, final Vegas notes and more
Date: August 17, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ summer league finale, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Scottie Barnes fuels a defence-first comeback, Freddie Gillespie’s Summer League struggles and more

Title: Raptors Report: Scottie Barnes fuels a defence-first comeback, Freddie Gillespie’s Summer League struggles and more
Date: August 14, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Scottie Barnes fueling a comeback for the summer league Raptors, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Malachi Flynn passes the second-year player test at Summer League, rookie injuries and more

Title: Raptors Report: Malachi Flynn passes the second-year player test at Summer League, rookie injuries and more
Date: August 12, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn looking very solid for the summer league Raptors, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Precious Achiuwa makes summer-league debut, Isaac Bonga signs and more

Title: Raptors Report: Precious Achiuwa makes summer-league debut, Isaac Bonga signs and more
Date: August 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Precious Achiuwa’s summer league debut with the Raptors, and a few other quick topics. Read an excerpt!

Why is Goran Dragic a Raptor and not a Maverick right now?

Title: Why is Goran Dragic a Raptor and not a Maverick right now?
Date: August 10, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I went back and forth with Tim Cato, our Mavericks writer, to figure out if there might be a resolution to the Goran Dragic-Raptors-Mavericks stalemate. Read an excerpt!

Raptors offseason: Breaking down Kyle Lowry’s departure, where Goran Dragic fits, the cap sheet and more

Title: Raptors offseason: Breaking down Kyle Lowry’s departure, where Goran Dragic fits, the cap sheet and more
Date: August 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ sign-and-trade with the Heat, their other early offseason moves, and where their cap and roster situation stands now. Read an excerpt!

Masai Ujiri declined the Raptors’ ability to use cap space, and there is little wonder why

Title: Masai Ujiri declined the Raptors’ ability to use cap space, and there is little wonder why
Date: August 5, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I wrote about the Raptors’ struggles to find value in free agency during this regime. Read an excerpt!

Summer League: Who and what you need to know about the Vegas Raptors

Title: Summer League: Who and what you need to know about the Vegas Raptors
Date: August 5, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors roster for Summer League to help you get to know some familiar and less familiar names. Read an excerpt!