Category Archives: Feature

The Toronto Raptors Are Still Fueled By Your Doubts

Title: The Toronto Raptors Are Still Fueled By Your Doubts
Date: October 17, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the Toronto Raptors once again feeling slept on entering the 2017-18 season, which is perfect for them.
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McKinnie, McDaniels aim to make final case for roster spots with Raptors

Title: McKinnie, McDaniels aim to make final case for roster spots with Raptors
Date: October 13, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the last two players competing for the Raptors’ final roster spot ahead of their preseason finale.
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Valanciunas’ confidence grows with more holistic role on Raptors

Title: Valanciunas’ confidence grows with more holistic role on Raptors
Date: October 12, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jonas Valanciunas’ new role in the Raptors’ offense and the confidence it’s giving him early on.
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Norman Powell’s extension helps set example for the Raptors’ young roster

Title: Norman Powell’s extension helps set example for the Raptors’ young roster
Date: October 8, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the message the Raptors are sending by rewarding Norman Powell with a sizable contract extension.
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Brett Anderson Is Comfortable Being Unconventional

Title: Brett Anderson Is Comfortable Being Unconventional
Date: September 29, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Brett Anderson’s latest comeback attempt, and employing some self-deprecation to help fight his way through the ups and downs.
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Everyone on the Raptors is raving about Fred VanVleet’s off-season, except Fred VanVleet

Title: Everyone on the Raptors is raving about Fred VanVleet’s off-season, except Fred VanVleet
Date: September 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet’s impressive offseason, one he doesn’t care much to talk about until he can carry it over to the regular season.
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NBA hopes venture into eSports pays off big for the league: ‘We see huge potential’

Title: NBA hopes venture into eSports pays off big for the league: ‘We see huge potential’
Date: September 22, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the NBA’s foray into the world of eSports with the launch of their NBA 2K league.
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CFL Shows It’s Serious About Player Safety with Important Rule Changes

Title: CFL Shows It’s Serious About Player Safety with Important Rule Changes
Date: September 14, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the CFL eliminating all full-contact padded practices during the season and adding an additional bye week in the name of player safety.
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‘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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