Let the negotiating begin! But, first, the weekly mail

Let the negotiating begin! But, first, the weekly mail

And, no, I have no idea what Kawhi will do and no one connected with the team knows with 100 per cent certainty. But have fun with this until then. – Q: Doug Masai has confirmed that he is staying in Toronto.  Marc Gasol has exercised his player’s option to return.  Let’s say that Kawhi […]

Raptors win in uninspiring fashion and lots of weekend mail

Raptors win in uninspiring fashion and lots of weekend mail

Ok, maybe not. But one thing the Raptors have developed this year that makes them one of the most efficient offensive teams in the league – they are right there with Golden State atop the field goal percentage list – has been the 1-5 pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop. Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s Lowry and […]

As the home season ends, the mail bag fills up

As the home season ends, the mail bag fills up

And, yeah, life is fleeting and you never know and it’s why you should live as you do, enjoy every day because tomorrow is not promised. – Q: Just dropping by to say hi…just as you asked.Oh..it’s nice to be in first place by the way.Fred LoricoMississauga A: My Irregulars! Always coming through. – Q: […]

Referee chatter, D.C. travel and rosters in the mail

Referee chatter, D.C. travel and rosters in the mail

A: Kyle was actually part of a group that met last year which helped set the stage for the discussions that took place during all-star weekend. The one in L.A. was put together after the initial work was done last September but before this season seemed to be going off the rails. And the more, […]

Travel, stories, playoffs: More mail than you can imagine

Travel, stories, playoffs: More mail than you can imagine

– Q: Doug: Did we get that right? No more professional travel for you and entertainment journalists now? Forever? With your help, we have learned about the financial plight of traditional print media: Young journalists without apprentice opportunities is a loss. The overall erosion of professional journalism, with reporters experienced able and willing to offer us in-depth reporting, is […]

Buyout chatter, playoff rotations, much more in the mail

Buyout chatter, playoff rotations, much more in the mail

I think teams making sports psychologists available has helped and the awareness level of mental health issues has never been higher but there is much work to do. What will help, I think, is if more athletes – and more high profile athletes – let their stories be told. I am sure there are athletes […]

Bruno, baseball and some Jonas all in the weekend mail

Bruno, baseball and some Jonas all in the weekend mail

He will have a qualifying offer of about $ 3.5 million for one year next summer that I am pretty sure the Raptors will extend and I’m virtually certain he will accept. After that? He’ll be free and who knows what things will be like in the summer of 2019. – Q: Owners with Multiple […]