Category Archives: Feature

‘Guys are hungry out in Canada’: Crown League the latest example of growth of basketball in Toronto

Title: ‘Guys are hungry out in Canada’: Crown League the latest example of growth of basketball in Toronto
Date: July 29, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Nike Crown League, the latest canary in the coalmine for the growth of basketball in Toronto.
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Raptors’ promised culture reset will bring subtle, undramatic change on-court

Title: Raptors’ promised culture reset will bring subtle, undramatic change on-court
Date: July 24, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the ways in which the Raptors may try to impart their “culture reset” on the actual on-court product.
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Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl lean on friendship in contrasting rookie seasons

Title: Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl lean on friendship in contrasting rookie seasons
Date: July 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the tight bond Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam have forged and how it helped them through their rookie seasons.
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Jordan Loyd finds balance between competing goals at Summer League

Title: Jordan Loyd finds balance between competing goals at Summer League
Date: July 16, 2017
Original Source: 2 Ways & 10 Days
Synopsis: In my first piece for 2 Ways & 10 Days, I wrote about Jordan Loyd’s impressive Summer League from within the oft-difficult environment of role player life on the fringe of the NBA.
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Tidjan Keita Is an Intriguing Project Who’s More Raw Than Bruno Caboclo

Title: Tidjan Keita Is an Intriguing Project Who’s More Raw Than Bruno Caboclo
Date: July 21, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Tidjan Keita, the mysterious prospect out of a Quebec prep school whom the Raptors brought in for Summer League.
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Malcolm Miller shows potential, promise with Raptors despite rough start to summer

Title: Malcolm Miller shows potential, promise with Raptors despite rough start to summer
Date: July 19, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malcolm Miller, why the Raptors moved quickly to make him their first ever two-way player, and how a poorly timed ankle injury isn’t tempering optimism.
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Alfonzo McKinnie’s Long and Unlikely Journey to the Raptors

Title: Alfonzo McKinnie’s Long and Unlikely Journey to the Raptors
Date: July 18, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Alfonzo McKinnie and his long, circuitous odyssey to the doorstep of the NBA.
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Raptors practising patience with OG Anunoby a challenge for both team and player

Title: Raptors practising patience with OG Anunoby a challenge for both team and player
Date: July 14, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I caught up with Raptors rookie OG Anunoby and wrote about the difficulty with remaining patient in July.
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Kennedy Meeks’ Personality Has Won Over the Raptors and His Game Might, Too

Title: Kennedy Meeks’ Personality Has Won Over the Raptors and His Game Might, Too
Date: July 14, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Kennedy Meeks, who won the Raptors over with his “teddy bear” personality and is now trying to change his game to win them over on the court, too.
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How the Sports Landscape in Canada Is Changing

Title: How the Sports Landscape in Canada Is Changing
Date: June 29, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I looked at what the Canadian sports landscape could look like 150 years from now in honor of Canada 150.
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