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
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Pascal Siakam’s growth as a ball-handler opening up options for Raptors

Title: Pascal Siakam’s growth as a ball-handler opening up options for Raptors
Date: February 16, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at Pascal Siakam’s growth as a playmaker and how important it is to his ceiling as a player.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: February 14, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to talk Raptors-Heat, Raptors-Bulls, and the All-Star break.
Check out the audio!

Remembering The Forgotten Brilliance And Unparalleled Controversy Of The 2011 Dunk Contest

Title: Remembering The Forgotten Brilliance And Unparalleled Controversy Of The 2011 Dunk Contest
Date: February 14, 2018
Original Source: Dime Magazine (Uproxx Sports)
Synopsis: In my latest for Dime Magazine at Uproxx Sports, I wrote about the amazing, underrated, and controversial 2011 Slam Dunk Contest, which every participant is still claiming they should have won.
Read an excerpt!

Malachi Richardson a new test for Raptors’ player development incubator

Title: Malachi Richardson a new test for Raptors’ player development incubator
Date: February 13, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about deadline acquisition Malachi Richardson and the challenge he presents to the Raptors’ vaunted player development program.
Read an excerpt!

What Four Years with the Raptors Taught Us About Bruno Caboclo

Title: What Four Years with the Raptors Taught Us About Bruno Caboclo
Date: February 12, 2018
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice, I wrote about the end of the Bruno Caboclo experiment in Toronto and what it was like to cover for the last four years.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Podcast – All about that bench

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast – All about that bench
Date: February 12, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra, discussing the Raptors’ bench performance, the Cavaliers, and the Celtics.
Read the full article!

Raptors Trade Deadline Podcast – Bye bye Bruno

Title: Raptors Trade Deadline Podcast – Bye bye Bruno
Date: February 9, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra to say goodbye to Bruno Caboclo.
Read the full article!

Podcast Appearance: The Sport Chronicle

Title: Podcast Appearance: The Sport Chronicle
Date: February 9, 2018
Original Source: The Sport Chronicle
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of the The Sport Chronicle podcast to relive the Vince Carter dunk contest.
Check out the audio!

Why the Bruno Caboclo deal opens up buyout flexibility for Raptors

Title: Why the Bruno Caboclo deal opens up buyout flexibility for Raptors
Date: February 9, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at the fiscal fallout of an otherwise minor trade deadline move for the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: February 9, 2018
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss the Raptors at the trade deadline.
Check out the audio!

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