Steve Blake PG DET 2 months ago

Blake has been traded to the Pistons in exchange for Quincy Miller, Shams Charania of RealGM reports.

Blake was traded to the Nets during the 2015 NBA Draft, but he'll now be shipped to the Pistons. Blake will still have a tough time getting meaningful minutes though, as he'll be behind the likes of Reggie Jackson, Brandon Jennings and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the backcourt. During the 2014-15 season, Blake finished with averages 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.5 assists over 19 minutes per game. He has one year left on his deal, so Blake will become a unrestricted free agent following the upcoming season.

Steve Blake PG DET 2 months ago

Blake has been traded to the Nets along with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in exchange for Mason Plumlee and Pat Connaughton.

Blake, at this stage will be behind Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack on the depth chart, rendering him alost unownable for most fantasy leagues, but if a move comes for either Jack or Williams, is relevance will be for deep leagues only.

Steve Blake PG DET 2 months ago

Blake exercised the player option on his contract for next season Friday.

Blake had the option to remain with Portland or become a free agent, and he decided to stick with the Trail Blazers. He will likely be firmly behind Portland's starting guards and also C.J. McCollum in next year's rotation, and as such, his fantasy contributions figure to be minimal.

Steve Blake PG DET 4 months ago

Blake logged time in all but one game in the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points (on 37 percent shooting), 3.6 assists, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointers in 19 minutes.

Making his third turn with the Blazers in his 12-year career, Blake filled the role of Damian Lillard's backup capably for much of the season, but the veteran point guard's production fell off a cliff as the playoffs approached. From Apr. 1 through the Blazers' exit from the postseason, Blake was held scoreless six times in 13 appearances. In particular, his touch from three-point range fell apart -- he shot 25 percent (8-for-32) from beyond the arc during that stretch -- but the run also coincided with CJ McCollum's emergence as an offensive revelation. If Blake exercises his player option in the offseason, as expected, a large portion of his minutes could transfer to McCollum, depending upon how Wesley Matthews' (Achilles) unrestricted free agency proceeds.

Steve Blake PG DET 4 months ago

Blake chipped in 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3Pt), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 26 minutes during Wednesday's season final in Dallas.

On Monday, the Blazers lost both Nicolas Batum (knee) and CJ McCollum (ankle) to injury, but Blake failed to make an appearance, likely in order to rest for the postseason. With the duo on the pine Wednesday, Blake earned his most work since Dec. 23, and fifth-most run of the season. If Batum and McCollum remain afflicted by their respective ailments in Sunday's playoff opener at Memphis, Blake could play a larger role than normal.

Steve Blake PG DET 5 months ago

Blake contributed 10 points (2-4 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists, one rebound, and one steal in 15 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

More often than not, Blake's outings are clunkers for fantasy purposes, but he'll occasionally tally an acceptable assist total or hit a few treys. On Tuesday, he was on point in both regards, knocking down multiple threes for the second time in 14 games, while dishing five-plus dimes for the fourth time in March. However, his output since the break -- 3.9 points (on 46 percent shooting), 2.7 assists, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.9 threes in 14 minutes -- doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

Steve Blake PG DET 7 months ago

Blake recorded five points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound, and one block in 23 minutes during Wednesday's victory against the Lakers.With the return of Robin Lopez to begin February, the Blazers' rotation has stabilized, and Blake's workload in particular has jumped in kind. In five games this month, Blake has averaged 22 minutes, which is a modest boost from his 17 minutes per contest in January. His output still leaves something to be desired -- 5.2 points, 3.8 dimes, two rebounds, one trey, and one steal per outing in February -- but the soon-to-be 35-year-old is more crucial for his veteran savvy behind Damian Lillard than his relevance in fantasy circles.

Steve Blake PG DET 7 months ago

Blake didn't score (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) but added one assist and one rebound in 12 minutes during Saturday's defeat in Milwaukee.

Blake is generally good for a contribution on a nightly basis, but the veteran guard was largely invisible in the Blazers' eighth loss in 10 contests. His production in January fell all the way to 3.5 points (on 34 percent shooting) and 3.1 assists in 17 minutes per game, after averaging 22 minutes through the first two months of the season. The slump that has engulfed Portland could experience a turnaround once Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder) revitalize the frontcourt. However, Blake's nightly lines aren't enough to garner interest in his age-35 season.

Steve Blake PG DET 8 months ago

Blake contributed two points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during Monday's win versus the Lakers.

Blake has logged at least 20 reserve minutes in four consecutive games, and seven of the last nine, but he's currently enduring a prolonged shooting slump. In nine of the past 11 games, he's failed to knock down 50 percent of his field goal attempts, during which he's averaged 4.5 points (on 33 percent shooting), 3.2 dimes, 1.9 rebounds, and one three-pointer in 24 minutes. Coach Terry Stotts has displayed complete confidence in Blake to act as a complementary ballhandler to Damian Lillard, but the veteran guard is only supplying consistent assists and treys at the moment.

Steve Blake PG DET 9 months ago

Blake scored 13 points (5-5 FG, 3-3 3Pt), with three assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.

Blake hasn't done much on a consistent basis this year, but he stepped up when his number was called on Tuesday night. He'll be a player to monitor, but only has value in deeper fantasy leagues currently.