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Steve Blake | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: Maryland
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Steve Blake will reportedly be in front of Spencer Dinwiddie on the depth chart next season.
Reggie Jackson is basically locked in as the starter after signing a massive long-term deal this summer and Brandon Jennings will be next in line if his Achilles is ready, so Blake would likely be the third-string point guard with this news. Apart from a 3-pointer here or there, Blake won't contribute enough to matter in most fantasy leagues. Dinwiddie has potential, but he will once again be buried on the depth chart. Aug 1 - 11:41 AM

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The Pistons acquired Steve Blake on Monday.

He was just traded from the Blazers on draft night and now becomes the fourth point guard on the Pistons. Blake will basically just be extra depth in case Brandon Jennings (Achilles) isn't ready.
Jul 13 - 8:09 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly undecided on keeping Steve Blake.

Blake is on the books for $2.2 million this season, so it could make sense for the cash-strapped Nets to move on from the 35-year-old veteran. Blake would provide the Nets with a solid veteran presence behind Deron Williams, but he can be largely ignored for fantasy purposes.
Jul 9 - 1:57 PM

Steve Blake has been traded to the Nets as part of the deal involving Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Mason Plumlee.

Blake will earn $2.2 million this season and it's unclear whether Brooklyn intends to keep him as a backup for PG Deron Williams, but either way his playing time is too limited for fantasy purposes. The 35-year-old veteran is only worth a glance if D-Will gets injured.
Jun 25 - 11:46 PM

Steve Blake exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season.

He said back in February that he was going to opt in, so it's no surprise. The 35-year-old guard may not be in the rotation and will be hard pressed for playing time considering Damian Lillard hasn't missed a game in his career.
Jun 19 - 9:00 PM

Steve Blake said that he plans on exercising his player option to return to Portland next season.

"My body still feels pretty good," said Blake, who will turn 35 on Thursday. "I still feel young enough to play a couple more years." Blake is averaging just 4.6 points, 3.7 assists and 1.0 3-pointer in 20.6 minutes per game this season, but he has been a solid presence off the bench for Portland and they would be thrilled to have him back. However, at this point in his career, Blake's fantasy value is limited to the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Source: CSN NW
Feb 25 - 11:15 AM

Steve Blake made four 3-pointers in 14 minutes off the Blazers' bench on Sunday, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in his first double-digit scoring game since mid-December.

Blake has been a steadying influence for the Blazers' shaky second unit all season, and he recently got some veteran help with Chris Kaman back on the bench and Arron Afflalo arriving via trade at the deadline. Blake is a classic example of a player whose fantasy value pales compared to his real-world value, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all typical leagues.
Feb 22 - 11:58 PM

Steve Blake played 17 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with three points, three rebounds and one assist.

He's likely going to play close to 20 minutes per game while the Blazers try to fill the void left in their forward spots. Coach Terry Stotts will play Blake next to Damian Lillard, but the 34-year-old guard is very unlikely to be a consistent fantasy asset even in 20-team leagues.
Jan 23 - 2:33 AM

Steve Blake logged 36 minutes off the bench in Friday's triple-overtime win, scoring 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and two threes.

Blake is worth a look as a low-end play while Batum is out following his hard fall on Wednesday.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Steve Blake will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

His illness is not considered serious and he should be out there for the opener next week. Blake has very little appeal in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Steve Blake (upper respiratory illness) didn't travel with the Blazers for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Blake is day-to-day and his absence means more playing time for C.J. McCollum and Will Barton, who are vying for reserve PG/SG minutes. Mo Williams couldn't sustain reliable value as a backup in Portland last season, so Blake belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Blazers coach Terry Stotts said that his "instinct" is that Damian Lillard and veteran Steve Blake "will play very well together."

"I'm anxious to see how they do complement each other," Stotts said. "Steve is a very good defender, I don't think we lose anything playing two those guys defensively. Offensively, Steve is good at pushing the ball with the pass with the dribble ... I think it will help Dame move without the ball." Mo Williams averaged under 25 minutes as a reserve guard in Portland last season, a number Blake would be lucky to reach with C.J. McCollum and Will Barton also angling for increased playing time.
Source: CSNNW.com
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Portland Trail Blazers sign G Steve Blake.

Blake's deal will reportedly be under Portland's bi-annual exception for $4.2 million over two years and the second year is a player option. Blake averaged 6.9 points, 1.4 3-pointers, and 5.6 assists per game with the Lakers and Warriors last season and will serve as a backup point guard who can also play shooting guard for the Blazers. This move doesn't necessarily rule out Mo Williams' return to Rip City, but it would seem unlikely at this point.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:55:00 PM

The Wolves could target unrestricted free agent Steve Blake in a possible sign-and-trade deal with the Warriors in a Kevin Love deal.

With the Wolves not dealing Love in the draft, the likelihood of the Warriors getting a deal done increases. Although, a team could easily deal a player they just drafted. As for Blake, he is also getting interest from the Knicks, but the addition of Jose Calderon makes them a bit less needy for a shooting point guard.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 01:11:00 PM

The Knicks are expected to target free agent Steve Blake this offseason.

With the news of Raymond Felton being on the trade block, the Knicks are definitely going to be after a point guard. A guy like Blake makes a lot of sense in their system for his ability to move without the ball and get open for catch-and-shoot triples. In fact, 78.9 percent of Blake's treys last season came off catch-and-shoot chances. The Knicks may want him as a backup, but he would certainly fit in with the first unit.
Fri, May 16, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Spencer Dinwiddie
4Steve Blake
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Stanley Johnson
2Reggie Bullock
3Danny Granger
4Adonis Thomas
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony