NBA TV Canada: The Hangout television appearance

Title: NBA TV Canada: The Hangout television appearance
Date: November 17, 2016
Original Source: NBA TV Canada
Synopsis: I was a guest on the latest episode of NBA TV Canada’s The Hangout, discussing the Raptors, DeMarcus Cousins, Phil Jackson’s “posse” comments, and more.

I’ll post video when I have it. The show is airing at 5:30 and 10:30 pm on Weednesday, 12:30, 7, and 9:30 am and 2pm Thursday.

You can check out my earlier TV appearances here.

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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.

Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs

Title: Fantasy Baseball Analyst at Rotographs
Date: January 21, 2016
Original Source: Rotographs
Synopsis: I’ve started back up at Rotographs on what’s close to a full-time basis. I’ll be contributing at least four pieces a week and, once the season starts, be manning the larger side of their Roto Riteup platoon, providing a for-your-coffee breakdown of the prior day’s baseball happenings.

There will probably be too much volume for me to re-post everything here, so make sure to check out my Rotographs archive, in addition to this site, where anything I write for the Fangraphs side will definitely still appear.

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

Former NBA news editor at theScore

Title: NBA news editor at theScore
Date: Aug. 20, 2013 – Oct. 25, 2015
Original Source: theScore
Synopsis: Hey, so I had a cool job where I waspaid to write sports news for 40 hours a week.

Primarily covering the NBA (but sometimes NCAAB and occasionally MMA, NFL, or MLB), I covered breaking news for what’s grown into the second-biggest mobile sports news app in North America. That meant staying current with news, injuries, lineups, systems, quotes, and more, on a daily basis in an unpredictable newsroom environment.

Alerting thousands of team and league subscribers to the latest real-time news with the proper context required a breadth of league-specific knowledge – I’m intimately familiar with the NBA’s CBA, every player and team league-wide, the D-League, international leagues and international competition, and league history. I was on the desk for events like the opening of free agency, two NBA Finals, the Donald Sterling scandal and subsequent trial, retirements, league-altering trades and signings, and much more.

I was also responsible for our NBA draft coverage in 2014 and 2015, writing full scouting reports on all first-round prospects and pre-writing posts for every potential draft pick for use on draft night.

If you’re ever curious what all of that work looked like, everything I wrote there can be found here. For the purposes of this site, I haven’t posted any of my content from theScore, though I may eventually add links to some of my favorite works.

Raptors 905 Roster Explained

Title: Raptors 905 Roster Explained
Date: October 23, 2017
Original Source: Raptors905.com
Synopsis: I’m going to be helping Raptors.com and Raptors905.com out a bit this year. In my first piece on the 905 side, I explained how a G-League training camp roster is put together.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors rookie OG Anunoby makes terrific first impression in his NBA debut

Title: Raptors rookie OG Anunoby makes terrific first impression in his NBA debut
Date: October 20, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked at some tape of OG Anunoby’s first few appearances and came away impressed.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: October 19, 2017
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to tee up the Raptors’ season opener.
Check out the audio!

Radio Appearance: CBC Here and Now

Title: Radio Appearance: CBC Here and Now
Date: October 19, 2017
Original Source: CBC Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on CBC’s Here and Now to discuss the Raptors’ season opener.
Read the full article!

The Athletic’s 2017-18 Toronto Raptors panel

Title: The Athletic’s 2017-18 Toronto Raptors panel
Date: October 19, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I took part in a Toronto Raptors season preview panel over at The Athletic.

Read the full article!

Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA

Title: Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: R/TorontoRaptors
Synopsis: I hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything, answering all things Toronto Raptors (and more).
Read an excerpt!

A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup

Title: A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: Raptors.com
Synopsis: I’m going to be helping Raptors.com out a bit this year. In my first piece for them, I explain how the 17-man roster is constructed.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E05 – Pretty girls like trap defense

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S2E05 – Pretty girls like trap defense
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I tee up the Raptors season and talk about TV.
Read an excerpt!

The Toronto Raptors Are Still Fueled By Your Doubts

Title: The Toronto Raptors Are Still Fueled By Your Doubts
Date: October 17, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the Toronto Raptors once again feeling slept on entering the 2017-18 season, which is perfect for them.
Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: October 17, 2017
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to tee up the Raptors’ season opener.
Check out the audio!