Category Archives: Analysis

Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and the big picture

Title: Raptors free agency primer: Cap sheet, assets, exceptions and the big picture
Date: May 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote my annual free agency primer, exploring the Raptors decisions, options, and exceptions under the salary cap. Read an excerpt!

Raptors most-likely-to-stay list: Who’s sticking around and who’s on the move?

Title: Raptors most-likely-to-stay list: Who’s sticking around and who’s on the move?
Date: May 24, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I did my annual index of the Raptors likeliest to stay or leave with the help of some friends. Read an excerpt!

Early draft strategy, free agency, trade targets and more: Raptors offseason mailbag Pt. 2

Title: Early draft strategy, free agency, trade targets and more: Raptors offseason mailbag Pt. 2
Date: May 22, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to discuss Raptors draft strategy, free agent approach, trade possibilities, and more. Read an excerpt!

Rigging the draft lottery, Masai Ujiri’s requests, Kyle Lowry and more: Raptors offseason mailbag Pt. 1

Title: Rigging the draft lottery, Masai Ujiri’s requests, Kyle Lowry and more: Raptors offseason mailbag Pt. 1
Date: May 21, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened up the mailbag to rig the lottery, discuss the futures of Masai Ujiri and Kyle Lowry, and more. Read an excerpt!

The Athletic Raptors Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors Q&A
Date: May 20, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I hosted a live Raptors Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Reset: Key decisions, dates and debates for the offseason ahead

Title: Raptors Reset: Key decisions, dates and debates for the offseason ahead
Date: May 18, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I teed up the offseason ahead with a refresher on all of the key dates and decisions facing the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

Raptors finale notebook: A 6-man rotation, Fred VanVleet broadcasting and what comes next

Title: Raptors finale notebook: A 6-man rotation, Fred VanVleet broadcasting and what comes next
Date: May 16, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I dropped a notebook on the finale of a bad Raptors season. Read an excerpt!

Revisiting 15 bold predictions for the Raptors 2020-21 season

Title: Revisiting 15 bold predictions for the Raptors 2020-21 season
Date: May 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked back at some bold preseason predictions I made for the Raptors season and traced where they went awry. Read an excerpt!

Stanley Johnson, Raptors’ 36th starting lineup clinch No. 7 lottery odds; a look at the weirdest lineups of the decade

Title: Stanley Johnson, Raptors’ 36th starting lineup clinch No. 7 lottery odds; a look at the weirdest lineups of the decade
Date: May 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ tank finale, a shorthanded loss to the Bulls featuring some of their strangest lineups yet. Read an excerpt!

Who is this year’s Ben Uzoh? What we’d like to see in the Raptors’ final games

Title: Who is this year’s Ben Uzoh? What we’d like to see in the Raptors’ final games
Date: May 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about what I’d like to see in a mostly meaningless final week for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!