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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Canadian Summer League scouting reports: Barrett shakes off rough start, Clarke and Alexander-Walker shine

Title: Canadian Summer League scouting reports: Barrett shakes off rough start, Clarke and Alexander-Walker shine
Date: July 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote brief scouting and progress reports on all of the Canadians who participated in Summer League.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Summer League scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future

Title: Raptors Summer League scouting reports and what their performances may mean for the future
Date: July 15, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote brief scouting and progress reports on all of the players who participated in Summer League with the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

Summer League progress offers encouraging sign for Raptors’ 2nd-round pick Dewan Hernandez

Title: Summer League progress offers encouraging sign for Raptors’ 2nd-round pick Dewan Hernandez
Date: July 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about second-round pick Dewan Hernandez and why the Raptors are so optimistic following his play in Summer League.
Read an excerpt!

Murphy: A comprehensive collection of opinions on the Raptors’ offseason to date

Title: Murphy: A comprehensive collection of opinions on the Raptors’ offseason to date
Date: July 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about some things I liked, disliked, loved, and loathed about the first 10 days of the offseason.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ addition of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson makes identity for next season clear

Title: Raptors’ addition of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson makes identity for next season clear
Date: July 8, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors signing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and what it makes clear about the Raptors’ plans for 2019-20.
Read an excerpt!

Where do the Raptors go from here? Offseason moves should give us an idea

Title: Where do the Raptors go from here? Offseason moves should give us an idea
Date: July 8, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors early offseason moves, updated their cap and roster situations and tried to work through what may come next.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors tab Stanley Johnson as a redraft candidate in their first post-Kawhi Leonard move

Title: Raptors tab Stanley Johnson as a redraft candidate in their first post-Kawhi Leonard move
Date: July 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors signing Stanley Johnson and why a ‘redraft candidate’ makes sense with where they are this summer.
Read an excerpt!

IG Live Appearance: Yahoo Sports Canada

Title: IG Live Appearance: Yahoo Sports Canada
Date: July 6, 2019
Original Source: Yahoo Sports Canada
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on Yahoo Sports Canada’s Instagram Live program to discuss the raptors losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency.

Check the video out here.
Check out the audio!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Familiar Feeling: Kawhi chooses L.A. – what’s next for the Raptors?

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Familiar Feeling: Kawhi chooses L.A. – what’s next for the Raptors?
Date: July 6, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I process the Raptors losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Bob FM Cayman Islands

Title: Radio Appearance: Bob FM Cayman Islands
Date: July 6, 2019
Original Source: Bob FM Cayman Islands
Synopsis: I appeared on Bob FM radio in the Cayman Islands to discuss the Raptors losing Kawhi Leonard.
Check out the audio!

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