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.

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Freelance Sportswriter

Title: Freelance Sportswriter
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.

The Athletic
Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
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Retro Reflection: 27 thoughts on the anniversary of Jeremy Lin’s 27-point VaLINtine’s Day performance

Title: Retro Reflection: 27 thoughts on the anniversary of Jeremy Lin’s 27-point VaLINtine’s Day performance
Date: February 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote a retro reflection on Jeremy LIn’s 27-point game against the Raptors at the height of Linsanity, a game that happened almost seven years to the day he became a Raptor. Read an excerpt!

Career nights for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby an alternate Raptors reality come to life

Title:Career nights for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby an alternate Raptors reality come to life
Date: February 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about coinciding career nights for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby, an important night for the team’s present and future. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: February 13, 2019
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors’ trade deadline and buyout market moves.
Check out the audio!

‘Now I know I belong’: Malcolm Miller’s strange path finally lands him an NBA contract

Title: ‘Now I know I belong’: Malcolm Miller’s strange path finally lands him an NBA contract
Date: February 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malcolm Miller’s odd, circuitous route to finally signing an NBA contract. For real this time. Read an excerpt!

Help from Jeremy Lin is coming, but for a night the Raptors thrive with just one point guard

Title: Help from Jeremy Lin is coming, but for a night the Raptors thrive with just one point guard
Date: February 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors signing Jeremy Lin, Fred VanVleet being injured, and what a night with just one point guard can teach them. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E15 – Gasol Lin The Hips

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E15 – Gasol Lin The Hips
Date: February 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors trade deadline moves, the Jeremy Lin signing, and more. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: February 12, 2019
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss the Raptors’ trade deadline and buyout market moves. Check out the audio!

Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: February 11, 2019
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing the Marc Gasol trade, the Jeremy Lin signing, and sandwiches.
Check out the audio!

The Malcolm Miller Rule? Why the Raptors’ 10-day deals are now on hold

Title:The Malcolm Miller Rule? Why the Raptors’ 10-day deals are now on hold
Date: February 10, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explained why the 10-day contract with Malcolm Miller was held up because of the unprecedented roster position the Raptors find themselves in. Read an excerpt!

Marc Gasol’s debut opens an early window on the Raptors’ hopes

Title: Marc Gasol’s debut opens an early window on the Raptors’ hopes
Date: February 9, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Marc Gasol’s debut with the Raptors and how it highlighted what the team is hoping for from their big deadline gamble. Read an excerpt!

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