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.
Read the full article!

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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Raptors trade targets: Shopping options for a wing/forward at the deadline

Title: Raptors trade targets: Shopping options for a wing/forward at the deadline
Date: March 3, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors potential options on the trade market if they look to pivot from their presumed need and acquire a non-centre. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: The Athletic NBA Daily Ding

Title: Podcast Appearance: The Athletic NBA Daily Ding
Date: March 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic NBA Daily Ding
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on one of The Athletic’s flagship NBA podcasts to discuss Lloyd Pierce’s firing in Atlanta, my NBA All-Star quiz, and more.
Check out the audio!

Test your NBA All-Star knowledge: Gravity-defying dunks, mascot mayhem and more

Title: Test your NBA All-Star knowledge: Gravity-defying dunks, mascot mayhem and more
Date: March 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Heading into All-Star Weekend, I created a 25-question quiz to test readers’ knowledge of the game’s history.
Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Dirty Laundry

Title: Podcast Appearance: Dirty Laundry
Date: March 1, 2021
Original Source: Dirty Laundry
Synopsis: I joined the inaugural episode of the Dirty Laundry podcast to discuss how I approach “cancel culture” as a member of the media and what the media’s role in controversial situations is.

Check out the audio!

Columbia House Party: 68. Paramore – Riot! (2007)

Title: Columbia House Party: 68. Paramore – Riot! (2007)
Date: March 1, 2021
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the 68th episode of Columbia House Party, we bring in a friend to discuss Paramore’s influential pop-punk staple Riot!

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@Stitcher :: bit.ly/stitcherhp Read an excerpt!

Raptors trade targets: What are Toronto’s options for a centre at the deadline?

Title: Raptors trade targets: What are Toronto’s options for a centre at the deadline?
Date: March 1, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors potential options on the trade market if they look to acquire a centre. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 Report: Donta Hall signs, Alize Johnson is dominating and more

Title: Raptors 905 Report: Raptors 905 Report: Donta Hall signs, Alize Johnson is dominating and more
Date: February 27, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explained the process behind the Raptors signing Donta Hall for an immediate Raptors 905 assignment and checked in on the progress of the team’s other prospects. Read an excerpt!

Raptors win in Sergio Scariolo’s surprise NBA head coaching debut

Title: Raptors win in Sergio Scariolo’s surprise NBA head coaching debut
Date: February 26, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Sergio Scariolo being forced into the head coach’s chair for the Raptors for a night, and maybe longer. Read an excerpt!

Video Appearance: Miami’s Zone Defense Curveball: With The Athletic’s Blake Murphy

Title: Video Appearance: Miami’s Zone Defense Curveball: With The Athletic’s Blake Murphy
Date: February 25, 2021
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I ran it back to my old home at Raptors Republic for a video podcast discussing the Raptors’ struggles against the Heat zone.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Raptors as buyers: Is adding a centre the only trade deadline path?

Title: Raptors as buyers: Is adding a centre the only trade deadline path?
Date: February 25, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors expanding their trade deadline search beyond just the centre position. Read an excerpt!