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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 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. Oct 26 - 11:11 AM

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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.
Oct 25 - 12:27 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.
Oct 23 - 10:17 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.
Oct 22 - 6:26 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.
Oct 21 - 11:57 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.
Oct 20 - 2:21 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.

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.
Oct 12 - 1:54 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.
Oct 10 - 12:41 PM

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

Blake won't play in the Pistons preseason game on Thursday, but he'll be present at the arena and will be examined by doctors. As long as everything goes as planned, he's hoping to return to practice on Friday. While it's nice to see Blake getting healthy, he won't have much fantasy value as a backup point guard this season.
Oct 8 - 12:24 PM

Steve Blake is dealing with concussion-like symptoms.

The good news is that the season is still a few weeks away, and this means that younger guards such as Spencer Dinwiddie will get some extra reps at practice. At best, Blake will be a backup point guard this season and has very little fantasy value.
Oct 2 - 1:47 PM

Steve Blake is willing to embrace any role with the Pistons.

"My role will change a lot throughout the year," Blake said. "With Brandon [Jennings] being hurt, playing some backup point guard in the beginning. When he comes back, maybe not playing at all." Blake will have to compete for minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie in the early going, but he still won't have much fantasy appeal if he wins the backup PG job as long as Reggie Jackson is healthy.
Sep 30 - 1:57 PM

Steve Blake is hoping to carve out a role for himself on a young Pistons team.

Blake was brought in to be a veteran presence and looks to be in line for a good chunk of the backup point guard minutes. "Besides what Steve can do on the floor," Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said. "I think Steve, Joel and Anthony as our only guys over 30 give us veteran guys who are really, really solid pros and good people for those guys to watch and grow up around." While Blake doesn't have much value in standard fantasy leagues, any increase in his minutes will further detract from Spencer Dinwiddie's fantasy value.
Aug 6 - 10:19 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony