Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story

Title: Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story
Date: November 29, 2019
Original Source: Flanker Press
Synopsis: I wrote a book! I helped Canadian basketball legend Carl English tell the story of his life and his career as co-author of his autobiography.
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Raptors Reporter at The Athletic

Title: Raptors Reporter at The Athletic
Date: September 24, 2018 (but really October 18, 2016)
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: After two years of freelancing for The Athletic regularly, I joined them full-time and exclusively for the 2018-19 season. I’ll be primarily covering the Toronto Raptors, filling in any coverage gaps with the Blue Jays, Wolfpack, or Canada Basketball as well. You can find my archive from The Athletic here.

Freelance Sportswriter & Podcast Host

Title: Freelance Sportswriter & Podcast Host
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You could previously find me all over the place, and I’d post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work. Since signing with The Athletic full-time, the bulk of my work will be found there, with only occasional, non-basketball content showing up elsewhere.

I also host the Raptors Reasonablists podcast at The Athletic and co-host of the music podcast Columbia House Party.

The Athletic
Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
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Pascal Siakam’s labrum injury explained: How did it happen, how long he’ll be out, who steps up for Raptors?

Title: Pascal Siakam’s labrum injury explained: How did it happen, how long he’ll be out, who steps up for Raptors?
Date: June 12, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I took a look at what Pascal Siakam’s shoulder surgery means for his development and the Raptors, and what precedent might tell us about his recovery. Read an excerpt!

Jalen Green vs. Jalen Suggs: Which Jalen is right for the Raptors if they move up in the lottery?

Title: Jalen Green vs. Jalen Suggs: Which Jalen is right for the Raptors if they move up in the lottery?
Date: June 11, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the debate between Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs for the Raptors if they pick in the top four in the draft. Read an excerpt!

Video Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything

Title: Video Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything
Date: June 10, 2021
Original Source: Raptors Over Everything
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on William Lou’s “Raptors Over Everything” podcast over at Yahoo Canada, discussing the Nets’ playoff dominance, the Raptors’ rookies, cheating in baseball, and more. Check out the audio!

Why Evan Mobley is a great fit with the Raptors in the Nos. 2-4 range of the NBA Draft

Title: Why Evan Mobley is a great fit with the Raptors in the Nos. 2-4 range of the NBA Draft
Date: June 9, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down Evan Mobley’s fit with the Raptors if they pick in the Nos. 2-4 range of the NBA Draft. Read an excerpt!

So the Raptors get No. 1 pick in the lottery, what comes next with Cade Cunningham in the mix?

Title: So the Raptors get No. 1 pick in the lottery, what comes next with Cade Cunningham in the mix?
Date: June 8, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the decisions that would flow from the Raptors winning the NBA Draft Lottery and selecting Cade Cunningham at No. 1. Read an excerpt!

Guest Lecture – Raptors Republic Intern Series

Title: Guest Lecture – Raptors Republic Intern Series
Date: June 3, 2021
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I held a guest lecture/AMA for a handful of interns looking to break into sports media, discussing my career path and answering industry questions.
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Murphy, Koreen: Philosophizing about the Raptors’ odd position in NBA Draft

Title: Murphy, Koreen: Philosophizing about the Raptors’ odd position in NBA Draft
Date: June 3, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I discussed our draft philosophies and how they apply to the Raptors this year. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Mailbag

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors Mailbag
Date: June 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I answer listener questions on the Raptors’ offseason. Read an excerpt!

Ranking Raptors’ lottery options; Jalen Suggs or Jalen Green? Plus, reader draft board

Title: Ranking Raptors’ lottery options; Jalen Suggs or Jalen Green? Plus, reader draft board
Date: June 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down a reader draft board after having readers rank their lottery preferences. Read an excerpt!

‘He’s too smart to be in basketball’: How Raptors 905 assistant Eric Khoury turned a Master’s degree into an NBA gig

Title: ‘He’s too smart to be in basketball’: How Raptors 905 assistant Eric Khoury turned a Master’s degree into an NBA gig
Date: May 31, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors 905 assistant coach Eric Khoury, who has gone from aerospace engineering and a master’s in experimental fluid dynamics to the precipice of a G League head coaching gig. Read an excerpt!