Category Archives: Analysis

What new assistant Chris Finch might bring from earlier stops: Raptors Tactical

Title: What new assistant Chris Finch might bring from earlier stops: Raptors Tactical
Date: December 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at what new assistant coach Chris Finch could bring to the Raptors offense. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Analytics: Evaluating a transition year, Pascal Siakam’s growth and more

Title: Raptors Analytics: Evaluating a transition year, Pascal Siakam’s growth and more
Date: December 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Seth Partnow and I had a discussion about how the Raptors shape up analytically ahead of the 2020-21 season. Read an excerpt!

Raptors closing options: What will the final five look like in tight games?

Title: Raptors closing options: What will the final five look like in tight games?
Date: December 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the closing lineup options for the Raptors when the game is on the line. Read an excerpt!

Raptors schedule release: Pelicans in Tampa for opener, mini-series and more

Title: Raptors schedule release: Pelicans in Tampa for opener, mini-series and more
Date: December 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ first-half schedule and how the move to Tampa has affected them on paper. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Report: Nick Nurse’s early strategy, Christmas Day snub, Tampa costs

Title: Raptors Report: Nick Nurse’s early strategy, Christmas Day snub, Tampa costs
Date: December 3, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I rounded up some of the more interesting news from the first few days of Raptors media week. Read an excerpt!

Raptors camp battles: Handicapping the race for the final roster and 2-way spots

Title: Raptors camp battles: Handicapping the race for the final roster and 2-way spots
Date: December 1, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the roster spot battles that will take place in Raptors training camp. Read an excerpt!

What will the revamped Raptors rotation look like next season?

Title: What will the revamped Raptors rotation look like next season?
Date: November 30, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down what the Raptors rotation for 2020-21 could look like. Read an excerpt!

Raptors camp roster: Analyzing non-guaranteed battles, cap situation and more

Title: Raptors camp roster: Analyzing non-guaranteed battles, cap situation and more
Date: November 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ training camp roster, the different cap and contract wrinkles they used to get there, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors scouting: What Yuta Watanabe, Alize Johnson and Henry Ellenson bring

Title: Raptors scouting: What Yuta Watanabe, Alize Johnson and Henry Ellenson bring
Date: November 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the three new faces in Raptors camp competing with holdovers for roster spots and what each brings to the table. Read an excerpt!

Murphy and Koreen: Are the Raptors still a Top 4 team in the new-look East?

Title: Murphy and Koreen: Are the Raptors still a Top 4 team in the new-look East?
Date: November 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I went back-and-forth to sort through our feelings on the Raptors’ offseason and 2020-21 season ahead. Read an excerpt!