Category Archives: Feature

One-on-one with Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders: Player development in a pandemic, 10-day contract decisions, more

Title: One-on-one with Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders: Player development in a pandemic, 10-day contract decisions, more
Date: April 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I sat down (kinda) with Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders to discuss a host of Raptors player development topics. Read an excerpt!

Malachi Flynn eager to follow Fred VanVleet’s path from 905 to Raptors star

Title: Malachi Flynn eager to follow Fred VanVleet’s path from 905 to Raptors star
Date: February 9, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Flynn’s approach to his first G League assignment and the lessons the Raptors’ 905 alumni passed down. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors are becoming a hot ticket for Tampa’s NBA fans

Title: The Raptors are becoming a hot ticket for Tampa’s NBA fans
Date: December 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I spoke to NBA fans in Tampa about the Raptors’ temporary move there and what it means to them. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ first game in Tampa shows there will be an adjustment period

Title: Raptors’ first game in Tampa shows there will be an adjustment period
Date: December 23, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the scene in Tampa for the Raptors’ “home” opener and the adjustment period ahead. Read an excerpt!

Toronto to Tampa, in 6 weeks: Inside the Raptors frantic COVID-19 relocation

Title: Toronto to Tampa, in 6 weeks: Inside the Raptors frantic COVID-19 relocation
Date: December 22, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I went to Tampa to go deep inside the Raptors’ whirlwind relocation for the start of the 2020-21 NBA season. Read an excerpt!

Inside the Raptors’ making of The Bubble: An Open Gym Documentary

Title: Inside the Raptors’ making of The Bubble: An Open Gym Documentary
Date: December 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I went inside the process of making an Open Gym documentary about the Raptors’ bubble experience. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ Paul Watson hopes training time with NBA stars is about to pay off

Title: Raptors’ Paul Watson hopes training time with NBA stars is about to pay off
Date: December 2, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Paul Watson Jr.’s offseason spent with Pascal Siakam, Rico Hines and NBA superstars in the hopes he can crack the Raptors rotation this year. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors embrace their move to Tampa: ‘I can’t not be excited about it’

Title: The Raptors embrace their move to Tampa: ‘I can’t not be excited about it’
Date: December 1, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, David Aldridge and I broke down the complicating factors in the Raptors’ move to Tampa. Read an excerpt!

Aron Baynes signing brings funny, ridiculous @BaynesFanClub to Raptors Twitter

Title: Aron Baynes signing brings funny, ridiculous @BaynesFanClub to Raptors Twitter
Date: November 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I profiled @BaynesFanClub, the bizarre and excellent Aron Baynes online fan account that is now a part of the Raptors along with Baynes. Read an excerpt!

Why the Raptors chose Tampa as their temporary home and what comes next

Title: Why the Raptors chose Tampa as their temporary home and what comes next
Date: November 20, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I broke down the Raptors’ decision to start their season in Tampa after the Canadian government declined their request to play in Toronto. Read an excerpt!