Category Archives: Columns

The Raptors Don’t Appear Ready For What Awaits Them In The Playoffs



A winning season doesn’t mean anything on it’s own – it just represents the first steps.

Raptors’ Defense Struggling without Amir Johnson


NBA: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors

It’s hard to worry during a hot streak, but the defense needs Amir Johnson back.

Lowry’s Injury Has Given Valanciunas A Chance To Shine


Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas,

All season long, Kyle Lowry has acted as a vocal mentor for Raptors’ second-year centre Jonas Valanciuas.

Does DeMar DeRozan Have a Case for Most Improved Player?



Examining the evolution of DeMar DeRozan and the MIP race.

Raptors On the Precipice of Ousting The Toronto Sport Team Curse


Raptor Celebration

Even an optimist can fall prey to the dreaded Toronto Sport team curse mentality, but I examine why it’s finally over.

Finding Kyle Lowry: A Comprehensive Essay



An in-depth analysis of Kyle Lowry’s situation with the Raptors, including a comparison of Lowry’s value with those of other similar-situated players.

Let’s dust off Landry Fields


NBA: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors

A relatively risk-free proposition: see what Fields can offer.

Swimming Upstream on the John Salmons Issue


Toronto Raptors lose to the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-118

Taking an objective look at John Salmons, and assessing his role on this team.

Can DeRozan Buck Raptors Playoff History?



Carter and Bosh both floundered in their first playoff appearances. That doesn’t have to spell doom for DeRozan and the Raptors.

Game of Thrones: March Madness-Style


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Anyone who has seen the end of season three will understand why I was reminded of this alternate title. It was jaw-dropping. I was so shocked and stunned, I actually had trouble sleeping that night.

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