RR Front Office

Contact Raptors Republic at [email protected].

Raptors Republic alumni include Blake Murphy, William Lou, Alex Wong, Tom Liston, Scott Phillips, Eric Koreen, James Herbert, Zach Harper, Kiyan Sobhani, Victor Raso, J.M. Poulard, Steve “PhD Steve” Gennaro, Es Baraheni, Joshua Howe, and more.


Adam McQueen

Journalism student at UBC. All things Raptors and Southern Raptors (Grizzlies). Stays spicy, but with a side of sour cream just in case.

Adam Robles

Andrew Damelin

Andrew is 6'6 with a penchant for overdressing to Raptors 905 games. He creates highlights for Sportscentre, updates for TSN 1050 Toronto, and excels at NBA alma mater trivia.

Anthony Doyle

Zarar Siddiqi

Long-time Raptors blogger and Arsenal supporter. Arse also happens to know a lot about how to make things work on the web which worked out well for the site. He likes loves hates despises follows the Raptors closer than he does his mutual funds. He's a lethal 3-point shooter when he's wide open and knows nothing about cars, Canadian politics, hockey, interest rates or how money works. He's from Kashmir and he happens to be terrified of fish. His favorite show is The Wire and his favorite movie is Fargo. He also happens to rock the mic like El Presidente... Email: arsenalist at raptorsrepublic.com

Barry Taylor

Blake Murphy

Blake was with RR from 2009-2018, serving as managing editor from 2015-18 before selling out. He was originally known for his curse - the Raptors had a 3-18 stretch from 2010-12 when Blake had post-game coverage duties - and later for naming a dog after Jose Calderon. He remains with the site in an editor emeritus/consulting capacity.

Colin Connors

Aspiring NBA writer. Lifelong basketball junkie. Varsity Basketball Captain at the University of Waterloo.

Esfandiar Baraheni

Most people just call me ‘Es’. Trying to be the Arsenio Hall of sports, one show at a time. Athletes are like real life superheroes, if you really think about it.

Nils Linnenbrügger

When not online doing Raptors related things such as work with forums, “Tweeting” and networking, Doc can be found …. ummm …. errr …. working with forums, Tweeting and networking. Doc got his start via the ESPN message boards back during the ’00-’01 season but most will recall him from places like EBSports and most notably, RaptorsForum.

Jonathan Chen

Canada basketball and Toronto Raptors junkie. Soft spot for Canadians who play for the Raptors. Patiently waiting for the SMNT to return to the Olympics.

Josh Weinstein

Josh Weinstein is a graduate of The College of Sports Media and avid lover of the NBA. He previously interned with The Toronto Sun and now writes for Raptors Republic.

Joshua Howe

Joshua is a freelance sports journalist with bylines at such places as Raptors.com, Sportsnet.ca, and, of course, RaptorsRepublic.com.

He is still waiting for Godot.

Katie Heindl

Katie is a writer from Toronto whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Dime Magazine, The Classical, VICE and VICE Sports, among others. She really misses Amir Johnson.

Kelsea O'Brien

Louis Zatzman

Louis spends most of his life watching basketball and so writes about it now and then. He's been with RR since the 2016-17 season.

Lukas Weese

Lukas Weese is a multi-platform sports journalist based in Toronto, Canada. He is contributes written coverage on the Raptors, Raptors 905 and Canadian Basketball for Raptors Republic, along with hosting the "Raptors End Game" video podcast. His work has appeared in outlets such as ESPN's The Undefeated, USA Today, Complex Canada, Yahoo Sports, Sportsnet, and The Hockey News.

He is also a huge fan of sprinkles and Kyle Lowry charges.

Matt Shantz

He gets forced to play as a big during pick-up due to his height, but lacks the body mass to support such ambitious goals. Matt’s relationship with the Raptors can look a lot like Stockholm Syndrome, although one day his friends and family will understand why he put himself through the heartbreak.

Nick Reynoldson

Comedian, Actor and Writer. Nick can be found performing Stand-up comedy in clubs and theatres across the country. 1/2 of Talking Raptors. Sick handles. No defence.

Nick Tutssel

The only documented owner of a Bruno Caboclo jersey (purchased on draft day), Tutssel is an opinionated sports junkie who shoots as liberally in his columns as he does during pick-up games. He probably hasn’t seen your favourite movie because he was too busy watching a 2007 T.J. Ford press conference. Onions, baby, onions.

Oren Weisfeld

Oren Weisfeld is a freelance journalist from Toronto focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. Oren has contributed to CBC, NOW, VICE Sports, The Western Gazette, Raptors Republic, FanSided, and more.
View his blog at orenweisfeld.com or follow him on social @orenweisfeld

Robel Taame

Robel is a Basketball YouTuber who covers NBA Draft prospects for Raptors Republic. Youth movement enthusiast.

Sahal Abdi

Formerly at FanSided's Raptors Rapture, current Managing Editor at Rotoden and frequent contributor to the Locked On Raptors podcast. He provides great holiday rates for companies seeking additional vehicle parking (his forehead). Featured on Bleacher Report, Sportsnet, BlogTO, HOOP (official NBA publication) and BBallBreakdown.

Sam Holako

Day 1 Raptor fan. Day 1 RR OG. Sam still sports his battle scars from the dark ages of Rob Babcock and Kevin O'Neil. It was their short comings that chased Vince Carter out of Toronto...but he still can't talk about that time without getting overly emotional... [email protected]

Samson Folk

"Unequivocally the best dunker in the blogosphere" - Joshua Howe

I talk and write pretty frequently on this great website.

Shyam Baskaran

Shyam is about as die-hard a Raptor fan as they come. A product of Mississauga, he has played competitive basketball at various levels but was unable to make anything out of his well below-average talents. Shyam started with Raptors Republic in 2015, and is looking to live the basketball dream through his writing, podcasting and tweeting about everything Raptors and the NBA. A Chartered Accountant by day, when Shyam’s not in the office, staying up to date on the Raps helps keep him sane.

Tamberlyn Richardson

Tamberlyn Richardson joined Raptors Republic in 2013. Presently she is the Managing Editor of Sixteen Wins A Ring and Editor of Thunderous Intentions, the FanSided OKC Thunder site. Additionally, she hosts a podcast- Tamberlyn’s Tip-Off and is a frequent contributor to NBA Full Court Press Radio, The 94 Feet Report and many others. Nicknamed The Queen of the NBA by the Doctor of Joyology (Steve Gennaro), she remains unabashedly faithful to the lone team North of the border.

Tim Chisholm

Tim was tsn.ca’s first basketball columnist and he spent nine years there writing about the NBA, the Raptors and FIBA basketball. He also spent three years writing about the NBA and the Raptors for Bell Sympatico’s sports section. He has been contributing to Raptors Republic for two seasons, where he routinely proves unable to meet even the leanest of podcast requests.

Trung Ho

Vivek Jacob

Vivek slid into RR's DMs covering the Bruno experiment in 2016. Despite a very specific request after QRs to "stick to serving at Subway," he will remain a regular contributor. You can also find his work at Complex Canada and Sportsnet.

William Lou

RR alumni. Big head, bigger heart. Raptors writer for Yahoo Canada, host of Raptors Over Everything, Run It Back, and The Defeated Pod. Raptors Twitter god. And originator of list-analysis content.