Steve Blake PG POR 2 weeks 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 POR 1 month 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 POR 2 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 POR 3 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 POR 4 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 POR 5 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 POR 6 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.
Steve Blake PG POR 6 months ago
Blake was held scoreless (0-6 FG, 0-5 3Pt) but dished out a team-high eight assists in 23 minutes during Monday's victory at Philadelphia.
Blake supplemented his line with three rebounds and one steal, but his shooting touch has mostly been awry this season, as evidenced by 35 percent from the field. While he's knocked down treys in nine of 14 tilts en route to 1.1 per game, perhaps his greatest contribution has been as distributor off the bench. In his return to Rip City, he's notched 4.4 dimes in 22 minutes nightly, which has kept the offense humming along when Damian Lillard heads to the bench.
Steve Blake PG POR 7 months ago
Blake was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), and had two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers.
Blake saw plenty of time on the court, but just didn't shoot much, or stay too involved in the offense, it seems. If he consistently gets these minutes, then he could be an interesting player to watch, but it'll be something to monitor over the next few games.
Steve Blake PG POR 7 months ago
Blake (illness) will play in Portland's final preseason game Friday, the Oregonian reports.
Blake reportedly was going to miss the rest of the preseason because of the illness, but he's clearly feeling better and will play Friday against the Clippers. Don't be surprised if he's kept to a limited amount of minutes though.