Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors signing Lorenzo Brown might signal NBA-focused two-way contract strategy

Title: Raptors signing Lorenzo Brown might signal NBA-focused two-way contract strategy
Date: July 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at how the Raptors have used their two-way roster spots and what it may signal about their plans for their primary NBA roster.
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Raptors squander chance at championship and other notes from Summer League

Title: Raptors squander chance at championship and other notes from Summer League
Date: July 16, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrapped up the Raptors’ performance at Summer League and checked in on the progress of their young pieces.
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Pistons questionable cap management leaves little room for improvement

Title: Pistons questionable cap management leaves little room for improvement
Date: July 15, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Detroit, I wrapped up another curious Pistons offseason that’s continued the trend of letting small mistakes snowball into salary cap problems.
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C.J. Miles is an elite shooter. That’s good news for the Raptors

Title: C.J. Miles is an elite shooter. That’s good news for the Raptors
Date: July 10, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the Raptors’ acquisition of CJ Miles, a pretty seamless offensive fit.
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Canada Shows Basketball World It’s Ready for Primetime

Title: Canada Shows Basketball World It’s Ready for Primetime
Date: July 10, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Canada’s Under-19 men winning the country’s first FIBA or Olympic gold medal ever and what it means to the Canada Basketball program.
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Raptors’ Plan of Attack Clearer After Aggressive Roster Reshuffle

Title: Raptors’ Plan of Attack Clearer After Aggressive Roster Reshuffle
Date: July 10, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I looked at the Raptors’ whirlwind of moves over the weekend and what it says about their intentions for the next three years.
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Despite results, Pistons encouraged by Summer League play

Title: Despite results, Pistons encouraged by Summer League play
Date: July 7, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Detroit, I looked at the Pistons’ performance at Orlando Summer League and what it portends for their prospects.
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Pistons add Avery Bradley, subtract Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Title: Pistons add Avery Bradley, subtract Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Date: July 7, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Detroit, I looked at the Pistons opting to acquire Avery Bradley in a trade rather than pay Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in restricted free agency.
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Patrick Patterson Was the Raptors’ Underappreciated Avatar

Title: Patrick Patterson Was the Raptors’ Underappreciated Avatar
Date: July 5, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I looked at the departure of Patrick Patterson, who stood as a sort of underappreciated totem for what the Raptors became, and how.
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Dramatic shift in NBA free-agent market has wide-ranging impact on Raptors

Title: Dramatic shift in NBA free-agent market has wide-ranging impact on Raptors
Date: July 4, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined the market forces that led the Raptors to a strong competitive position but a tough fiscal one.
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