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Steve Blake | Guard | #22

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (9) / WAS
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Steve Blake said that he feels he can play one more year in the NBA, and he'd like to be back with the Pistons next season.
"I feel like I have one more year in my body and then I’ll be ready to be home with my family," Blake said. "It was great playing for [Van Gundy], and I really love playing with these guys. If they wanted me back, I’d be thrilled, but you never know in this league." While Blake would like to remain in Detroit, Van Gundy acknowledged during exit interviews that he's seeking to upgrade the backup point guard position, so the feeling may not be mutual. Blake won't be a fantasy option regardless of where he winds up. May 4 - 10:28 AM

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Steve Blake made a rare start on Wednesday to finish the Pistons' road win with 13 points, six assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

Reggie Jackson (strained abdomen) was out tonight and coach Stan Van Gundy gifted his veteran with the start ahead of Spencer Dinwiddie (12 points, five dimes in 25 minutes). The victory vs. the Cavs is great for the Pistons' team spirit but it's meaningless for fantasy purposes.
Apr 13 - 11:37 PM

Steve Blake had 10 points, seven assists and a steal in 32 minutes of Tuesday's start in a loss to the Heat.

Reggie Jackson crushed the hopes of fantasy owners with a late scratch due to an abdominal strain suffered in warmups, so Blake was forced into action. And he will likely get another start on Wednesday, as the Pistons are locked into the No. 8 seed after losing tonight's game, as well as the tie breaker with the Pacers. Along with Blake, Anthony Tolliver, Stanley Johnson, Reggie Bullock and Aron Baynes could all get heavy minutes on Wednesday, if the Pistons rest their starters in a meaningless game.

Steve Blake is expected to start Tuesday vs. the Heat, with Reggie Jackson (rest, abdominal strain) unavailable.

It'll be Blake's first start of the season for the Pistons, and both he and Spencer Dinwiddie figure to see a decent chunk of minutes sans Jackson. Blake is worth a punt in DFS, but that's about it.
Apr 12 - 7:10 PM

Steve Blake played all 16 backup point guard minutes on Friday against the Wizards on Friday with five points, one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer.

He has the inside track for the backup role. Blake obviously won't have much value while Reggie Jackson is healthy.
Feb 19 - 9:25 PM

Steve Blake had six points and one turnover in 19 minutes on Wednesday, marking his first appearance since Jan. 16.

The veteran is buried on the depth chart behind Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings, and he only played tonight because Jackson was sick.
Feb 11 - 12:51 AM

Steve Blake and Reggie Jackson could spend time on the floor together this season.

Should the Pistons think the team needs better ball movement, we'll likely see Blake and Jackson on the floor for short spurts together. That's about all there is to see here.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Steve Blake will be the backup point guard on opening night behind Reggie Jackson.

This means that Spencer Dinwiddie may not even be in the rotation. Blake isn't going to see many minutes while Jackson is healthy, so he can be ignored basically everywhere.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Steve Blake returned from a concussion on Friday, handing out 12 assists with two points, five rebounds and two turnovers.

He is the third point guard and won't get many minutes. Blake can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that he hopes to get Steve Blake (concussion) around 20-24 minutes in Friday's preseason finale against the Hawks.

Blake went through a full practice on Thursday, and he's a safe bet to be ready for the regular-season opener. However, as a reserve for the Pistons, he's not going to be getting enough minutes to matter in most leagues.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Steve Blake (concussion) will practice Thursday and is still on track to play in Friday's game against the Hawks.

Blake returned to practice on Tuesday so he should definitely be cleared in time for Friday. Blake should open the season as the backup point guard behind Reggie Jackson, but he won't have any fantasy value.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Steve Blake (concussion) returned to practice on Tuesday and is hoping to play in Friday's preseason finale.

The veteran point guard should open the season as the backup to Reggie Jackson if he can beat out Spencer Dinwiddie, but he still won't see many minutes. Blake's role will likely decrease even more when Brandon Jennings (Achilles) eventually returns, so there is no reason to draft him.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Steve Blake (concussion) had a headache after exercising on Monday and Tuesday, and he's not expected to return until next week.

The Pistons had hoped to get Blake back at practice on Friday but they're wisely being cautious as the veteran PG returns from a brain injury. Blake will vie with Spencer Dinwiddie for backup PG minutes behind Reggie Jackson, and neither of them will have any fantasy appeal once Brandon Jennings (Achilles) returns to the rotation.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 11:56:00 PM

Steve Blake (concussion) rode the stationary bike at Monday's practice.

He did so for 25 minutes, and it's clear he's still got some time on the sidelines to go until he's ready to return. When is ready, Blake will resume his role as a deep reserve.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Steve Blake (concussion) is hoping to return to practice on Friday (Oct. 16).

Blake has already been sidelined for a week, so the Pistons will be glad to have him back. With Brandon Jennings' (Achilles) timetable still unclear, Blake will compete with Spencer Dinwiddie for the backup point guard spot behind Reggie Jackson.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3Steve Blake
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Jodie Meeks
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony