Category Archives: Analysis

Kyle Lowry’s importance to Raptors never more clear than in return against Pacers

Title: Kyle Lowry’s importance to Raptors never more clear than in return against Pacers
Date: January 6, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry’s return from injury, which perfectly encapsulated is oft-subtle impact on the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

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Persistent issues sank the Raptors against the Spurs as much as DeMar DeRozan did

Title:  Persistent issues sank the Raptors against the Spurs as much as DeMar DeRozan did
Date: January 4, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a poor Raptors performance against DeMar DeRozan that highlighted some consistent issues the team’s been dealing with. Read an excerpt!

Summer blockbuster is working out well for Raptors and Spurs alike

Title: Summer blockbuster is working out well for Raptors and Spurs alike
Date: January 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the individual progress of all four players involved in this past summer’s Raptors-Spurs blockbuster trade. Read an excerpt!

Kawhi Leonard’s career night against Jazz a picture of casual dominance

Title: Kawhi Leonard’s career night against Jazz a picture of casual dominance
Date: January 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kawhi Leonard’s career night against the Jazz. He’s good. Read an excerpt!

Raptors not overreacting to lack of ‘sunshine and roses’ after ugly win against Bulls

Title:Raptors not overreacting to lack of ‘sunshine and roses’ after ugly win against Bulls
Date: December 30, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ ongoing offensive struggles after they narrowly escaped a near-upset from the Bulls. Read an excerpt!

Raptors turn in historically poor offensive performance in blowout loss to Magic

Title: Raptors turn in historically poor offensive performance in blowout loss to Magic
Date: December 28, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ historically poor offensive performance in a blowout loss to the Magic. Read an excerpt!

Shorthanded and out of gas, Raptors suffer worst loss of season at hands of 76ers

Title: Shorthanded and out of gas, Raptors suffer worst loss of season at hands of 76ers
Date: December 22, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about their first real blowout loss of the season, one that came shorthanded and fatigued and taught us very little in the process. Read an excerpt!

Raptors win weird after Nick Nurse’s search through rotation finds small-ball spark

Title: Raptors win weird after Nick Nurse’s search through rotation finds small-ball spark
Date: December 20, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Nick Nurse’s assortment of moves that saw the Raptors pull out a weird one against Indiana. Read an excerpt!

Inside the Raptors’ challenge to get the most out of Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard

Title: Inside the Raptors’ challenge to get the most out of Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard
Date: December 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I dove into the numbers to see how Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard are playing with and without each other through a little more than a third of the season. Read an excerpt!

Murphy Mailbag: Lowry’s importance, trade scenarios, chicken wings, and more

Title: Murphy Mailbag: Lowry’s importance, trade scenarios, chicken wings, and more
Date: December 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I answered some questions about Kyle Lowry’s importance, Raptors’ trade options, chicken wings, and more. Read an excerpt!

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