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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Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: March 22, 2019
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to discuss the Raptors’home-and-home with the Thunder. Check out the audio!

Raptors Reasonablists, Volume III, Part V: The playoff rotation reasonablists

Title: Raptors Reasonablists, Volume III, Part V: The playoff rotation reasonablists
Date: March 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Eric Koreen and I will be doing a semi-regular email exchange column about the Raptors, dubbing ourselves The Reasonablists. The latest edition dove into what a playoff rotation could look like for the Raptors.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors run into familiar issues, still win in OT, but fortunately have opportunity for quick improvement

Title: Raptors run into familiar issues, still win in OT, but fortunately have opportunity for quick improvement
Date: March 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors blowing a 20-point lead in Oklahoma City, still coming out with a win, and getting to do it all again Friday in a two-game playoff tune-up series.
Read an excerpt!

A Wingspan and A Prayer: Bruno Caboclo’s long and winding road leads to a real chance in Memphis

Title: A Wingspan and A Prayer: Bruno Caboclo’s long and winding road leads to a real chance in Memphis
Date: March 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Bruno Caboclo’s strange and unique path to finally getting an opportunity in the NBA. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything

Title: Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything
Date: March 20, 2019
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on William Lou’s new “Raptors Over Everything” podcast over at Yahoo Canada, discussing all things Raptors.
Check out the audio!

Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld

Title: Podcast Appearance: Sportsfeld
Date: March 19, 2019
Original Source: Sportsfeld
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the excellent podcast Sportsfeld, discussing the Raptors and Leafs, picking a March Madness bracket, and more.
Check out the audio!

Maple Madness: Your guide to Canadian players to watch at the NCAA Tournament

Title: Maple Madness: Your guide to Canadian players to watch at the NCAA Tournament
Date: March 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about all of the Canadians playing in the NCAA Tournament, potential high-CanCon games, and the NBA potential for some top Canadian prospects.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ inconsistent regular-season rotations could end up helping them come playoff time

Title: Raptors’ inconsistent regular-season rotations could end up helping them come playoff time
Date: March 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ inability to field a full, healthy rotation and how that may have revealed some important notes about their potential playoff rotation.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E18 – Never Whole

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E18 – Never Whole
Date: March 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss Kyle Lowry’s ankle injury, playoff rotations, and more. Read an excerpt!

A streamer’s fantasy basketball playoff guide

Title: A streamer’s fantasy basketball playoff guide
Date: March 18, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on The Athletic’s fantasy side, answering some Raptors questions ahead of fantasy basketball playoffs.
Read the full article!

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