NBA TV Canada: The Hangout television appearance

Title: NBA TV Canada: The Hangout television appearance
Date: November 17, 2016
Original Source: NBA TV Canada
Synopsis: I was a guest on the latest episode of NBA TV Canada’s The Hangout, discussing the Raptors, DeMarcus Cousins, Phil Jackson’s “posse” comments, and more.

I’ll post video when I have it. The show is airing at 5:30 and 10:30 pm on Weednesday, 12:30, 7, and 9:30 am and 2pm Thursday.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

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.

Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs

Title: Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs
Date: January 21, 2016
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: I’ve started back up at Rotographs on what’s close to a full-time basis. I’ll be contributing at least four pieces a week and, once the season starts, be manning the larger side of their Roto Riteup platoon, providing a for-your-coffee breakdown of the prior day’s baseball happenings.

There will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Rotographs archive, in addition to this site, where anything I write for the Fangraphs side will definitely still appear.

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
More

Former NBA news editor at theScore

Title: NBA news editor at theScore
Date: Aug. 20, 2013 – Oct. 25, 2015
Original Source: theScore
Synopsis: Hey, so I had a cool job where I waspaid to write sports news for 40 hours a week.

Primarily covering the NBA (but sometimes NCAAB and occasionally MMA, NFL, or MLB), I covered breaking news for what’s grown into the second-biggest mobile sports news app in North America. That meant staying current with news, injuries, lineups, systems, quotes, and more, on a daily basis in an unpredictable newsroom environment.

Alerting thousands of team and league subscribers to the latest real-time news with the proper context required a breadth of league-specific knowledge – I’m intimately familiar with the NBA’s CBA, every player and team league-wide, the D-League, international leagues and international competition, and league history. I was on the desk for events like the opening of free agency, two NBA Finals, the Donald Sterling scandal and subsequent trial, retirements, league-altering trades and signings, and much more.

I was also responsible for our NBA draft coverage in 2014 and 2015, writing full scouting reports on all first-round prospects and pre-writing posts for every potential draft pick for use on draft night.

If you’re ever curious what all of that work looked like, everything I wrote there can be found here. For the purposes of this site, I haven’t posted any of my content from theScore, though I may eventually add links to some of my favorite works.

Raptors Weekly Extra – The second act of P.J. Tucker

Title: Raptors Weekly Extra – The second act of P.J. Tucker
Date: February 24, 2017
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, discussing the Raptors’ acquisition of P.J. Tucker at the trade deadline.
Read the full article!

A Serge for answers: After pair of deadline deals, can Raptors afford to keep everyone?

Title: A Serge for answers: After pair of deadline deals, can Raptors afford to keep everyone?
Date: February 24, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I provided a brief primer on the Raptors’ upcoming luxury tax crunch in free agency. It’s…messy.
Read an excerpt!

RAPTORS GET AGGRESSIVE AT DEADLINE WITHOUT MORTGAGING FUTURE

Title: RAPTORS GET AGGRESSIVE AT DEADLINE WITHOUT MORTGAGING FUTURE
Date: February 23, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ deadline acquisition of P.J. Tucker, and toeing the line between near-term aggression and long-term stability.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Reasonablists, Volume 1 Part VII: Live, trade deadline edition

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume 1 Part VII: Live, trade deadline edition
Date: February 23, 2017
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 stands as a de facto live-blog of the NBA trade deadline.
Read an excerpt!

Meet the Toronto tattoo artist to the stars — including many of the Raptors

Title: Meet the Toronto tattoo artist to the stars — including many of the Raptors
Date: February 22, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I got to know the tattoo artist responsible for a lot of the artwork you see on the Toronto Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

HOW SERGE IBAKA FITS WITH THE RAPTORS

Title: HOW SERGE IBAKA FITS WITH THE RAPTORS
Date: February 22, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the potential fit of Serge Ibaka with the Raptors and what his debut means for the team’s rotation.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S1E07 – If I could trade mistakes for sheep

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S1E07 – If I could trade mistakes for sheep
Date: February 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Serge Ibaka acquisition, the upcoming trade deadline, and more.
Read an excerpt!

WHO THE RAPTORS SHOULD TARGET BEFORE THE NBA TRADE DEADLINE

Title: WHO THE RAPTORS SHOULD TARGET BEFORE THE NBA TRADE DEADLINE
Date: February 17, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about potential follow-up deals the Raptors could make after their Serge Ibaka acquisition.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: SiriusXM Canada Now

Title: Radio Appearance: SiriusXM Canada Now
Date: February 17, 2017
Original Source: CBC Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on SiriusXM Canada Now to discuss the Raptors’ acquisition of Serge Ibaka.
Read the full article!

Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, Feb 17 – Welcoming Ibaka and maybe more moves

Title: Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, Feb 17 – Welcoming Ibaka and maybe more moves
Date: February 17, 2017
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I hosted the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, discussing the Raptors heading into the break, the acquisition of Serge Ibaka, and more.
Read the full article!