Category Archives: Feature

Raptors playing a patient game with undrafted prospect Sagaba Konate

Title: Raptors playing a patient game with undrafted prospect Sagaba Konate
Date: August 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about undrafted Raptors signing Sagaba Konate, who the team is taking a slow, cautious approach with ahead of training camp.
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Digging into Reese McGuire’s opportunity with the Blue Jays this season and beyond

Title: Digging into Reese McGuire’s opportunity with the Blue Jays this season and beyond
Date: August 2, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ catcher Reese McGuire, a formerly touted prospect with a small window ahead to make a case for his future with the club.
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Forty thoughts and moments from the Raptors 40-to-1 championship

Title: Forty thoughts and moments from the Raptors 40-to-1 championship
Date: June 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about my favorite moments, stray thoughts, and newsy notes from the Raptors’ championship victory. Read an excerpt!

Every step counts: NBA championship validates Raptors’ arduous path to the top

Title: Every step counts: NBA championship validates Raptors’ arduous path to the top
Date: June 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship. Read an excerpt!

The vindication of Kyle Lowry, as KLOE gets to shine on championship stage: ‘It’s been a long time coming’

Title: The vindication of Kyle Lowry, as KLOE gets to shine on championship stage: ‘It’s been a long time coming’
Date: June 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry winning an NBA Championship. Read an excerpt!

Kawhi Leonard’s comments on Kevin Durant shed important light on mental health aspect of recovery

Title: Kawhi Leonard’s comments on Kevin Durant shed important light on mental health aspect of recovery
Date: June 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and the importance of recognizing the mental health side of injury. Read an excerpt!

‘We ain’t finished’: 24 years in the making, here are 24 thoughts from the Raptors making the NBA Finals

Title: ‘We ain’t finished’: 24 years in the making, here are 24 thoughts from the Raptors making the NBA Finals
Date: May 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors making the NBA Finals, going through a mess of moments and thoughts still in my head the next morning. Read an excerpt!

Eighteen years after Vince Carter’s miss, my 18 favorite things about The Kawhi Leonard Shot

Title: Eighteen years after Vince Carter’s miss, my 18 favorite things about The Kawhi Leonard Shot
Date: May 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kawhi Leonard’s historic game-winner in Game 7 against the 76ers, reflecting on its parallels to Vince Carter’s 2001 miss in the same situation and laying out my favorite moments within The Moment. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors’ scout team helps in a playoff series and benefits players in the long run

Title: How the Raptors’ scout team helps in a playoff series and benefits players in the long run
Date: April 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about how the Raptors’ depth players help prepare the team for a playoff series by playing the role of the Magic on a “scout team.” Read an excerpt!

How an injury, then boredom led Fred VanVleet to dig into his analytics and improve his game

Title: How an injury, then boredom led Fred VanVleet to dig into his analytics and improve his game
Date: March 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about how Fred VanVleet used analytics to improve his game while injured. Read an excerpt!

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