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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Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Great ball movement, Lowry going full KLOE, Siakam post passing and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Great ball movement, Lowry going full KLOE, Siakam post passing and more
Date: May 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column looked at the Raptors best win of the playoffs, a resounding Game 4 defeat of the Bucks to tie the conference final series at 2-2. Read an excerpt!

CP24 television appearance previewing Raptors-Bucks Game 3

Title: CP24 television appearance previewing Raptors-Bucks Game 3
Date: May 21, 2019
Original Source: CP 24
Synopsis: I made another appearance on CP24, helping preview Game 3 of the Raptors’ third-round playoff series with the Bucks.

Video to come.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

Raptors make defensive adjustment first, giving Kawhi Leonard more time guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo

Title: Raptors make defensive adjustment first, giving Kawhi Leonard more time guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo
Date: May 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors blinking first with their decision to put Kawhi Leonard on Giannis Antetokounmpo more often in Game 3 against the Bucks.
Read an excerpt!

Fred VanVleet, Raptors bench reward faith amid struggles, help even series

Title: Fred VanVleet, Raptors bench reward faith amid struggles, help even series
Date: May 21, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors bench finally figuring things out and swinging a Game 4 victory more than anybody could have expected.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Epic Battles: Raptors fight back, Kawhi shuts down Giannis + Game 4 preview

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Epic Battles: Raptors fight back, Kawhi shuts down Giannis + Game 4 preview
Date: May 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the first three games of the East final between the Raptors and BUcks and look ahead to Game 4. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Late-game execution, Leonard vs. Antetokounmpo, hoverboards and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Late-game execution, Leonard vs. Antetokounmpo, hoverboards and more
Date: May 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column looked at a double-overtime Game 3 victory for the Raptors where every little thing at the margins mattered, although the general strangeness of the game hid some of that. Read an excerpt!

Raptors survive double-overtime theatre of the absurd, make it a series against Bucks

Title: Raptors survive double-overtime theatre of the absurd, make it a series against Bucks
Date: May 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a ludicrous double-overtime Game 3 between the Raptors and Bucks that was, in my estimation, perfect.
Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 2: Marc Gasol as a screener, starter struggles, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 2: Marc Gasol as a screener, starter struggles, Carly Rae Jepsen and more
Date: May 18, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column looked at an ugly Game 2 loss for the Raptors against the Bucks, one that highlights some major issues they don’t have a lot of time to resolve. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: May 17, 2019
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss Raptors-Bucks ahead of a big Game 2. Check out the audio!

Raptors have to find way to beat Bucks in minutes Giannis Antetokounmpo sits

Title: Raptors have to find way to beat Bucks in minutes Giannis Antetokounmpo sits
Date: May 17, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a disastrous Game 2 for the Raptors and why they so badly need to win minutes where Giannis Antetokounmpo sits moving forward.
Read an excerpt!

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