Managing Editor at Raptors Republic

Title: Managing Editor at Raptors Republic
Date: October 26, 2015 (July 21, 2009, really)
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I’m trying something new starting with the 2015-16 NBA season. I left my post as Senior NBA News Editor at theScore in order to try my hand at full-time freelancing for a year. Part of that change includes me taking over Raptors Republic on a full-time basis as the site’s Managing Editor.

That means I’m responsible for the content you see there, drumming up ad revenue and sponsorship, organizing our annual events, and managing the staff. I’ll be doing way more writing for the site, too, which is the big change here. It also means there will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Raptors Republic archive, in addition to this site, where my non-RR stuff will still appear.

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Freelance Sportswriter

Title: Freelance Sportswriter
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You can generally find me all over the place, and I post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work, but just in case, allow me a quick drop of where you can find me.

Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
The Athletic
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Raptors Weekly Podcast – Scoops from Summer League

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast – Scoops from Summer League
Date: July 16, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, wrapping up Las Vegas Summer League.
Read the full article!

Chris Boucher, a Raw 25-Year-Old, Is on a Mission to Prove He’s NBA Worthy

Title: Chris Boucher, a Raw 25-Year-Old, Is on a Mission to Prove He’s NBA Worthy
Date: July 13, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about Chris Boucher, a still-raw 25-year-old Canadian prospect who tantalizes when he gets the chance but has spent a lot of time waiting for those windows.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors hoping to develop ‘gunslinger’ Malachi Richardson into something more

Title: Raptors hoping to develop ‘gunslinger’ Malachi Richardson into something more
Date: July 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malachi Richardson, who has been perhaps the most surprising Raptor at Summer League but still has a ways to go as a prospect. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: July 13, 2018
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss NBA free agency, Summer League, and the Kawhi Leonard rumors.
Check out the audio!

Radio Appearance: VSinLive SiriusXM

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on VSinLive SiriusXM
Date: July 13, 2018
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on VSinLive SiriusXM to discuss NBA free agency and the Kawhi Leonard rumors.
Check out the audio!

Meet Tryggvi Hlinason, Iceland’s Sheep Farming NBA Prospect

Title: Meet Tryggvi Hlinason, Iceland’s Sheep Farming NBA Prospect
Date: July 12, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about Tryggvi Hlinason, the 7-foot-1 Icelandic sheep farmer at Summer League with the Toronto Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

De’Anthony Melton Is An Obvious Fit And Potential Steal For The Rockets

Title: De’Anthony Melton Is An Obvious Fit And Potential Steal For The Rockets
Date: July 12, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about De’Anthony Melton, who fell on draft night but fell right into a perfect fit with the Houston Rockets.
Read an excerpt!

Giddy Potts wants to make a name for himself with Raptors

Title:Giddy Potts wants to make a name for himself with Raptors
Date: July 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors Summer League player Giddy Potts, who wants to make sure people remember his unusual name. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Reasonablists, Volume III, Part I: Kawhi is Vegas doing this to Raptors fans?

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume III, Part I: Kawhi is Vegas doing this to Raptors fans?
Date: July 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition looks at the Kawhi Leonard situation, whether the Raptors should be interested, and whether it’s at all realistic.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors wonder what self-made Jordan Loyd could turn into with more help

Title: Raptors wonder what self-made Jordan Loyd could turn into with more help
Date: July 11, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors Summer League player Jordan Loyd and the question of what a self-made prospect could do with greater developmental resources. Read an excerpt!

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