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Statophile, Volume 2

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Has DeRozan’s shooting improved? Who should start? Jack or Calderon? Has Johnson broken out of his slump? Guess who’s ranked two and three in the league for rebounding?

Kyrie Irving

Rage Against The Machine and Raptors Relevancy

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It’s no new insight that in professional sports, winning attracts attention. Cereal boxes, tickertape parades, bedroom posters, playground impersonators, hours of televised fawning – all in honour of the big W. Losers can be relevant, but they’re relevant for losing. You may get noticed for setting futility records, but being a spectacular failure won’t make you matter… or make you money.