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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Raptors Player Development Series: What Future holds for OG Anunoby

Title: Raptors Player Development Series: What Future holds for OG Anunoby
Date: September 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s complicated sophomore season as part of a mini-series on Raptors player development.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Player Development Series: There is only one Pascal Siakam

Title: Raptors Player Development Series: There is only one Pascal Siakam
Date: September 18, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s remarkable growth over three seasons as part of a mini-series on Raptors player development.
Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything

Title: Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything
Date: September 12, 2019
Original Source: Raptors Over Everything
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on William Lou’s “Raptors Over Everything” podcast over at Yahoo Canada, discussing Canada’s World Cup performance and the Raptors season ahead. Check out the audio!

From World Cup disappointment to Olympic hopefuls: What comes next for Canada Basketball

Title: From World Cup disappointment to Olympic hopefuls: What comes next for Canada Basketball
Date: September 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about what Canada Basketball needs to do to turn a disappointing 2019 into a positive 2020 that builds for the next Olympic cycle.
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Canada falls short against Schroder, Germany finishing 21st at World Cup

Title: Canada falls short against Schroder, Germany finishing 21st at World Cup
Date: September 9, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada losing their final World Cup game and the path that lies ahead for their Olympic hopes.
Read an excerpt!

Joseph and Pangos find point guard chemistry as Canada wins first World Cup game since 2002

Title: Joseph and Pangos find point guard chemistry as Canada wins first World Cup game since 2002
Date: September 5, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada notching their first group-stage win in a major tournament in nearly two decades.
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The Athletic Raptors and Canada Basketball Q and A

Title: The Athletic Raptors and Canada Basketball Q&A
Date: September 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I hosted a live Raptors and Canada Basketball Q&A at The Athletic Toronto.
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Canada’s hopes of advancing at World Cup end early with loss to Lithuania

Title: Canada’s hopes of advancing at World Cup end early with loss to Lithuania
Date: September 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada losing to Lithuania and making an early exit from the World Cup, and the need to make the most out of their remaining classification games.
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Radio Appearance: Talking Canada Basketball on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Canada Basketball on Sportsnet 590
Date: September 3, 2019
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 to discuss Canada’s performance in the FIBA World Cup. Check out the audio!

Overmatched Canada encounters nightmare scenario in World Cup-opening loss to Australia

Title: Overmatched Canada encounters nightmare scenario in World Cup-opening loss to Australia
Date: September 1, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada being outmatched in their World Cup opener, an expected yet worrisome result.
Read an excerpt!

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