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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 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

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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

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.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony