Category Archives: Feature

Baseball’s Most Underappreciated Star Joey Votto Continues to Evolve

Title: Baseball’s Most Underappreciated Star Joey Votto Continues to Evolve
Date: June 1, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Joey Votto’s return to Toronto and his battle to provide as much value to a tough situation as he possibly can, even if that means growing outside of his comfort zone.
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Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?

Title: Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?
Date: May 31, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ catcher Luke Maile, his excellent defense, and whether that defense is enough to keep his job secure given his limitations on offense.
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Head coach Jerry Stackhouse left his mark on the Raptors 905 this season. Is the NBA next?

Title: Head coach Jerry Stackhouse left his mark on the Raptors 905 this season. Is the NBA next?
Date: May 26, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the five Canadians the Raptors worked out early in the draft process and what it says about the growth of basketball in Canada.
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Raptors 905 championship proof the Bruno Caboclo project remains on course

Title: Raptors 905 championship proof the Bruno Caboclo project remains on course
Date: April 28, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Bruno Caboclo, his relationship with Jerry Stackhouse, and a fitting and emphatic cap on his 2016-17 season, a career-best night to help bring a championship to Raptors 905.
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DeMar DeRozan looking to pay inspiration forward with new Nike Kobe AD Compton sneaker

Title: DeMar DeRozan looking to pay inspiration forward with new Nike Kobe AD Compton sneaker
Date: April 14, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I talked to DeMar DeRozan about the launch of his new shoe, the inspiration for it, and what he’s hoping to accomplish with it.
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Raptors playoff run a window into value of culture and identity

Title: Raptors playoff run a window into value of culture and identity
Date: April 14, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the value the Raptors have placed on culture and identity, and how they’ll need those thing to deliver tangibly to get where they want to go.
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Raptors 905 embark on quest to bring first pro basketball championship to the GTA

Title: Raptors 905 embark on quest to bring first pro basketball championship to the GTA
Date: April 4, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors 905 and their unlikely quest for a title in Year Two of existence, and what’s at stake for everyone involved.
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Norman Powell re-focusing on defensive role as P.J. Tucker sets an example

Title: Norman Powell re-focusing on defensive role as P.J. Tucker sets an example
Date: March 22, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Norman Powell’s search to re-discover his “stopper” label, and how P.J. Tucker is providing him a blueprint.
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Raptors lost out on prospect Jarrod Uthoff. A new D-League system could prevent that

Title: Raptors lost out on prospect Jarrod Uthoff. A new D-League system could prevent that
Date: March 14, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors “losing” Jarrod Uthoff from their prospect pool, and how the situation is a last vestige of the “old” D-League setup.
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Raptors 905 use ACC showcase to shift focus toward D-League championship

Title: Raptors 905 use ACC showcase to shift focus toward D-League championship
Date: March 13, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors 905 putting aside the desire for individual achievements like NBA call-ups in an attempt to do something special: Win a D-League championship.
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