Eric Koreen

nba

The Confounding Case of Andrea Bargnani, Who Was Impossible to Figure Out

More than anything, Bargnani's inability to change is what damned him. And now the former No. 1 pick is out of the NBA.
Eric Koreen
7.28.16
nba

Masai Ujiri's Free Agency Patience Comes with Its Own Hidden Risk

Ujiri chose to sit out the first crazy days of free agency, again. For his team's long-term cap sheet, that was probably for the best. But there's a catch.
Eric Koreen
7.20.16
Raptors

What Should the Raptors Do with DeRozan and Biyombo?

Coming off their best season ever, the Raptors must soon decide how much DeRozan and Biyombo are worth to the franchise.
Eric Koreen
5.31.16
nba playoffs 2016

DeRozan-Lowry Tandem Carrying Raptors and Causing Fits for Cavaliers

The Raptors' all-star backcourt is clicking, with Toronto suddenly looking like the 56-win team it entered the playoffs as.
Eric Koreen
5.24.16
nba playoffs 2016

DeRozan and Lowry Finally Do the Heavy Lifting Together

The Raptors' stars carried the team in Game 5. And now Toronto is one step closer to a place its never been before: the Eastern Conference finals.
Eric Koreen
5.12.16
nba playoffs 2016

The Raptors' Offense and the Jonas Valanciunas Conundrum

What worked for the Raptors' offense in January is no longer working now. How Toronto incorporates Valanciunas offensively could play a big factor in determining whether it advances past the second round.
Eric Koreen
5.6.16
nba playoffs 2016

The Toronto Raptors Are Damn near Impossible to Figure Out

Toronto won a decisive Game 5 it should've lost, and has had serious trouble with an average Pacers team. For Kyle Lowry and the Raptors, there's still so much to prove.
Eric Koreen
4.27.16
nba

Jason Thompson Is About to Break the NBA's Longest Playoff Drought

Jason Thompson paid his dues in Sacramento for seven years. Now, the player with the most regular-season games without seeing the playoffs is about to break through.
Eric Koreen
4.13.16
nba

Tristan Thompson Is More than Just a Rebounding Machine

Thompson is Cleveland's versatile and underrated weapon. LeBron might need him more than any of his starry, maxed-out teammates.
Eric Koreen
3.8.16
nba

On Anthony Bennett's Downward Spiral and What Comes Next

It is easy to feel for Bennett and his lack of real opportunity, but he did not create one for himself, either.
Eric Koreen
3.2.16
bucking the trend

Andre Drummond Is Special Enough to Make Teams Think Big Again

Drummond sits on his own, as the biggest and baddest man in a league that increasingly values neither of those traits.
Eric Koreen
2.23.16
NBA All Star Game

Vince Carter and the Dunk Contest That Put Toronto on the Map

What Carter did that night was so cool. And what remains amazing about all of those dunks is how effortless he made them seem.
Eric Koreen
2.11.16