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Steve Blake | Guard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: Maryland
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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. Oct 24 - 3:42 PM

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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.
Oct 21 - 2:16 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
Oct 1 - 9:10 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.
Jul 10 - 12:55 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.
Jun 27 - 1:11 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.
May 16 - 3:26 PM

Steve Blake had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes off the Warriors bench on Tuesday.

The Warriors won handily and Mark Jackson was able to get Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson some rest late in this one. Blake also saw some extra run with Andre Iguodala out for three games with a sore knee, but we don't trust him enough to tell you to use him.
Mar 19 - 2:55 AM

Steve Blake played 27 minutes in Wednesday's blowout win, finishing with four points, two rebounds and six assists on 2-of-6 shooting.

He saw a few extra minutes tonight when Stephen Curry left early with a sore leg, while the fact the game was over by halftime also helped. As long as Curry can walk, Blake has no fantasy value.
Mar 5 - 11:19 PM

Steve Blake came off the bench for six points, five assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in just 16 minutes off the Warriors bench on Saturday.

Sixteen minutes isn't going to cut it in fantasy and it would appear that his trade to the Warriors has killed his fantasy value. Buh-bye, Blake.
Feb 23 - 1:37 AM

Steve Blake made his Warriors debut on Thursday with three points, two boards, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

He played on and off the ball with the second unit tonight and his 18 minutes serve as where the bar should be set while the Warriors are healthy. Blake can be cut in most formats.
Feb 21 - 2:07 AM

Steve Blake will play against the Rockets on Thursday.

It will be his Warriors debut and it's unclear how many minutes he'll see. The Warriors play Stephen Curry 37.7 minutes per game, so there are not going to be many minutes available for Blake. While it's a nice pickup in reality, Blake's fantasy value has been crushed with his move up the California coastline.
Feb 20 - 8:57 PM

Steve Blake is expected to be available to play in Thursday's game against the Rockets.

Since the Lakers/Warriors deal was completed on Wednesday, the paperwork has gone through. Look for Blake to get his beak wet with a few minutes off the bench in a combo guard role. He's not a fantasy option while playing behind Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Feb 20 - 4:37 PM

The Lakers have traded Steve Blake to the Warriors in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Lakers are in all-out sell mode and are looking to deal pretty much anything they can. Blake was outstanding for the Lakers this season while the team was extremely shorthanded, but his minutes will take a major hit on his new team. His owners can basically cut him everywhere.
Feb 19 - 9:32 PM

Steve Blake still seemed bothered by his elbow injury against the Thunder on Thursday with 13 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on 4-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

His shot doesn't look as smooth as it used to and still pushing the ball due to his sore elbow, but he looked a little better tonight. Blake has multiple steals in all of his games since returning from injury with averages of 7.6 points, 5.6 boards, 8.2 dimes and 1.8 triples on just 28.6 percent from the field in that span. The All-Star break should help him and could salvage his woeful 37.7 percent field goal shooting on the season.
Feb 14 - 1:37 AM

Steve Blake said he expects to play on Thursday night against the Thunder.

He said he is going to have to play with pain in his elbow. Blake's shot was a little funky looking on Tuesday night and his elbow clearly affected his shooting, especially from long range. The Lakers currently have just one healthy point guard on their roster, Kendall Marshall, and would really need to get some minutes out of Blake. Both he and Marshall should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 12 - 3:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland