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
More

Podcast Appearance: The Athletic Back-to-Back Podcast

Title: Podcast Appearance: The Athletic Back-to-Back Podcast
Date: April 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic Back-to-Back Podcast
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on one of The Athletic’s flagship NBA podcasts to tee up Raptors-76ers.
Check out the audio!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Positive signs from Round 1, key matchups vs Philly

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Positive signs from Round 1, key matchups vs Philly
Date: April 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I preview the second-round series between the Raptors and 76ers. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Raptors set franchise record for playoff assists in best playoff showing yet

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Raptors set franchise record for playoff assists in best playoff showing yet
Date: April 24, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a close-out Game 5 victory for the Raptors over the Magic, improved ball movement, what may carry over to the next round, and more. Read an excerpt!

CP24 television appearance previewing Raptors-76ers

Title: CP24 television appearance previewing Raptors-76ers
Date: April 24, 2019
Original Source: CP 24
Synopsis: I made an appearance on CP24, helping preview the Raptors’ second-round playoff series with the 76ers.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Raptors look ready for 76ers test with decisive close-out of Magic

Title: Raptors look ready for 76ers test with decisive close-out of Magic
Date: April 23, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors’ closing out the Magic in decisive fashion, showing they’re not the Raptors of old, and making it clear they’re ready for a bigger test in round two. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors-Magic on Orlando 96.9 The Beat of Sports

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors-Magic on Orlando 96.9 The Beat of Sports
Date: April 22, 2019
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on The Beat of Sports, 96.9 FM in Orlando, to discuss the Raptors-Magic series through four games. Check out the audio!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Ball movement, Lowry’s impact, Ross traps and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Ball movement, Lowry’s impact, Ross traps and more
Date: April 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a runaway Game 4 victory for the Raptors over the Magic, Kyle Lowry’s impact, how the Raptors have slowed Terrence Ross, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors looking every bit the contender they hoped to be as defence wins third in a row against Magic

Title: Raptors looking every bit the contender they hoped to be as defence wins third in a row against Magic
Date: April 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors’ starters dominating in Game 3 but the Magic finding some weaknesses to poke at in the second unit. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Late-game process, Magic risk-seeking and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Late-game process, Magic risk-seeking and more
Date: April 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my new playoff day-after playoff column looked at a narrow Game 3 victory for the Raptors over the Magic, some adjustments the Raptors had to play through, and what the Magic might try from here. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors’ scout team helps in a playoff series and benefits players in the long run

Title: How the Raptors’ scout team helps in a playoff series and benefits players in the long run
Date: April 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about how the Raptors’ depth players help prepare the team for a playoff series by playing the role of the Magic on a “scout team.” Read an excerpt!

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