Title: Murphy and Koreen: Are the Raptors still a Top 4 team in the new-look East?
Date: November 27, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I went back-and-forth to sort through our feelings on the Raptors’ offseason and 2020-21 season ahead.
Welcome to another edition of Raptors Reasonablists with Eric Koreen and Blake Murphy. Throughout the year, Raptors staff writers Koreen and Murphy discuss hot-button issues surrounding the team, but with an even-keeled approach in pursuit of finding a reasonable middle ground. If we have faith in anything, it is that reasonable middle grounds lead to: a) workable long-term solutions; b) increased empathy and understanding for others; and c) more wins — at least more wins when they truly matter, probably. We hold these truths to be self-evident, and we hold these truths to be good truths.
MURPHY: I’ll just be honest, Eric. Ever since we tried going with a “Murphy and Koreen” header instead of Raptors Reasonablists, all I can think of when we do these is the Silverchair song “Petrol & Chlorine.” Blame Daniel Johns, or Columbia House Party. I’m going to need you to start this one off while I sink through dark black holes …