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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There is no Go Daddy Curse, but Danny Green might have freed C.J. Miles from it anyway

Title: There is no Go Daddy Curse, but Danny Green might have freed C.J. Miles from it anyway
Date: January 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the potential end of The Go Daddy Curse. Read an excerpt!

Raptors may not be watching the East standings just yet. But we can

Title:Raptors may not be watching the East standings just yet. But we can
Date: January 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a key stretch ahead for the Raptors where several Eastern Conference tiebreakers will be determined. Read an excerpt!

Crunch-time minutes again a concern for Raptors in matchup with Celtics

Title: Crunch-time minutes again a concern for Raptors in matchup with Celtics
Date: January 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors letting another close one slip away in Boston. Read an excerpt!

Pace is the key for Raptors after tenuous victory over Wizards

Title:Pace is the key for Raptors after tenuous victory over Wizards
Date: January 15, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors being at their best offensively when they’re pushing the pace. Read an excerpt!

Raptors grateful to have found chemistry, not buying that Boston has lost theirs

Title: Raptors grateful to have found chemistry, not buying that Boston has lost theirs
Date: January 15, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors being at their best offensively when they’re pushing the pace. Read an excerpt!

Late-game decisions and how they helped the Raptors hang on in an ‘exciting’ game

Title: Late-game decisions and how they helped the Raptors hang on in an ‘exciting’ game
Date: January 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ late-game decision making in an ugly-fun double overtime against the Wizards. Read an excerpt!

Kawhi Leonard’s playmaking progressing nicely for Raptors

Title: Kawhi Leonard’s playmaking progressing nicely for Raptors
Date: January 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kawhi Leonard’s progress as a playmaker, a development that could unlock the Raptors’ offensive ceiling. Read an excerpt!

How the NBA’s roster rules brought Raptors and Patrick McCaw together

Title:How the NBA’s roster rules brought Raptors and Patrick McCaw together
Date: January 10, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors signing Patrick McCaw and some of the collective bargaining agreement wrinkles that brought the sides together. Read an excerpt!

Tell all your friends, the Raptors will have Lowry and Leonard back together

Title: Tell all your friends, the Raptors will have Lowry and Leonard back together
Date: January 8, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors finally getting Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard back together through the lens of Taking Back Sunday. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E13 – Fool’s Errands

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E13 – Fool’s Errands
Date: January 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss a nice bounce-back for the Toronto Raptors. Read an excerpt!

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