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.

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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

Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA

Title: Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: R/TorontoRaptors
Synopsis: I hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything, answering all things Toronto Raptors (and more).
Read an excerpt!

‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week

Title: ‘You’re gonna have to cut my arm off to get me to not feel like I can play’: Inside Fred VanVleet’s frustrating week
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet’s tough week trying to go from shoulder injury to playing in Game 2 against the Wizards. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to talk Raptors-Wizards through two games.
Check out the audio!

Otto Porter Hopes To Learn From The Past To Slow Down DeMar DeRozan And The Raptors

Title: Otto Porter Hopes To Learn From The Past To Slow Down DeMar DeRozan And The Raptors
Date: April 19, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about the lessons Otto Porter learned guarding DeMar DeRozan in the 2014-15 playoffs and how he’ll need them now that the Wizards are down 0-2 to the Raptors in the rematch.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E27 – Angsty lack of angst

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S02E27 – Angsty lack of angst
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the first two games of Raptors-Wizards.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors taking a 2-0 series lead against the Wizards.
Check out the audio!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: April 18, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to talk Raptors-Wizards through two games.
Check out the audio!

How DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors handled Washington’s pick-and-roll defence in Game 1

Title: How DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors handled Washington’s pick-and-roll defence in Game 1
Date: April 17, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I examined how the Raptors handled the Wizards’ traps in Game 1 and the growth it showed in the team’s offensive playmaking. Read an excerpt!

Toronto Raptors’ Culture Shift Clear as Day in Playoff Opener

Title: Toronto Raptors’ Culture Shift Clear as Day in Playoff Opener
Date: April 15, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the Raptors’ culture reset and all the ways it manifested itself in a Game 1 victory over Washington.
Read an excerpt!

OG Anunoby’s ready to ride playoff waves of emotion with Raptors

Title: OG Anunoby’s ready to ride playoff waves of emotion with Raptors
Date: April 14, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s up-and-down rookie season and how it’s prepared him for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

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