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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Pascal Siakam embracing versatility with Raptors: ‘Create a new position and play me there’

Title:Pascal Siakam embracing versatility with Raptors: ‘Create a new position and play me there’
Date: October 19, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s improvements have unlocked some serious versatility and why he doesn’t mind how that versatility is leveraged. Read an excerpt!

Examining how Nick Nurse utilized Kawhi Leonard in his Raptors debut

Title: Examining how Nick Nurse utilized Kawhi Leonard in his Raptors debut
Date: October 18, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about how the Toronto Raptors used Kawhi Leonard in his debut. Read an excerpt!

Potential rotating Raptors starters a mark of identity, not indecision

Title: Potential rotating Raptors starters a mark of identity, not indecision
Date: October 17, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the team’s intention to mix up their starting lineup frequently and why that’s a positive sign about their 2018-19 mentality in general. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1150
Date: October 17, 2018
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1150 to tee up the Raptors’ season opener.
Check out the audio!

The Athletic’s 2018-19 Toronto Raptors panel

Title: The Athletic’s 2018-19 Toronto Raptors panel
Date: October 16, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I took part in a Toronto Raptors season preview panel over at The Athletic.

Read the full article!

Malcolm Miller lets positivity guide him through difficult summer, return to Raptors

Title: Malcolm Miller lets positivity guide him through difficult summer, return to Raptors
Date: October 16, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I sat down with Toronto Wolfpack owner David Argyle to talk about what comes next in year three of the franchise’s existence. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E04 – Season preview

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E04 – Season preview
Date: October 16, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I preview the Toronto Raptors’ 2018-19 season.
Read an excerpt!

Wolfpack owner David Argyle vows team will rebound from disappointing finish with ‘steel and backbone’

Title:Wolfpack owner David Argyle vows team will rebound from disappointing finish with ‘steel and backbone’
Date: October 15, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I sat down with Toronto Wolfpack owner David Argyle to talk about what comes next in year three of the franchise’s existence. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Back to the Basket

Title: Podcast Appearance: Back to the Basket
Date: October 14, 2018
Original Source: Back to the Basket
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of the Back to the Basket podcast, helping preview the 2018-19 Raptors season.
Check out the audio!

New Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders ready for a most unique challenge

Title: New Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders ready for a most unique challenge
Date: October 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I profiled new Raptors 905 general manager Chad Sanders, who was promoted to the rule this summer. Read an excerpt!

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