Category Archives: Feature

‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week

Title: ‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet’s tough week trying to go from shoulder injury to playing in Game 2 against the Wizards. Read an excerpt!

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Otto Porter Hopes To Learn From The Past To Slow Down DeMar DeRozan And The Raptors

Title: Otto Porter Hopes To Learn From The Past To Slow Down DeMar DeRozan And The Raptors
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about the lessons Otto Porter learned guarding DeMar DeRozan in the 2014-15 playoffs and how he’ll need them now that the Wizards are down 0-2 to the Raptors in the rematch.
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OG Anunoby’s ready to ride playoff waves of emotion with Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby’s ready to ride playoff waves of emotion with Raptors
Date: April 14, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s up-and-down rookie season and how it’s prepared him for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Lorenzo Brown delivers on two-way deal, turns MVP G League run into NBA contract

Title: Lorenzo Brown delivers on two-way deal, turns MVP G League run into NBA contract
Date: April 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Lorenzo Brown’s journey to G League MVP, which has him back on an NBA deal. Read an excerpt!

Brandon Jennings Needed To Become ‘The World Hooper’ To Get Back In The NBA

Title: Brandon Jennings Needed To Become ‘The World Hooper’ To Get Back In The NBA
Date: March 14, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about Brandon Jennings’ road back to the NBA, the trails he’s blazed in his career, and becoming The World Hooper.
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Carl English Is Still Balling Out and Building Up Newfoundland’s Hoops Scene

Title: Carl English Is Still Balling Out and Building Up Newfoundland’s Hoops Scene
Date: March 14, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the origin story of Carl English, his decision to return home to St. John’s in the NBL, and what he hopes to do for basketball in Newfoundland.
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Possible double-agent Nigel Hayes making the most of his time with Raptors

Title: Possible double-agent Nigel Hayes making the most of his time with Raptors
Date: March 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Nigel Hayes switching sides in a heated G League rivalry thanks to a 10-day contact from the Raptors.
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Norman Powell keeping the faith amid continued search for role with Raptors

Title: Norman Powell keeping the faith amid continued search for role with Raptors
Date: March 6, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the struggles of Norman Powell, pushing the boulder back up the mountain, and his unwavering belief in himself.
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Remembering The Forgotten Brilliance And Unparalleled Controversy Of The 2011 Dunk Contest

Title: Remembering The Forgotten Brilliance And Unparalleled Controversy Of The 2011 Dunk Contest
Date: February 14, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about the amazing, underrated, and controversial 2011 Slam Dunk Contest, which every participant is still claiming they should have won.
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Malachi Richardson a new test for Raptors’ player development incubator

Title: Malachi Richardson a new test for Raptors’ player development incubator
Date: February 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about deadline acquisition Malachi Richardson and the challenge he presents to the Raptors’ vaunted player development program.
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