I hadn’t really sat with it this consciously — but I do think, being someone who focuses a lot and really enjoyed talking about the player development process, it instills in you a better understanding that these things are in the long view.
Blake Murphy was a beat writer for the Raptors with The Athletic for five years, and managed the website Raptors Republic for 12 years prior to that. He switched to sports radio this season, an exciting jump that as his friend I was happy to see him make.
He’s always struck me as a patient person, so I wanted to know whether hours and hours on the beat spent waiting — for availability, after games, during practice, traveling — harmed that or helped hone that.
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