Steve Blake PG LAL 3 Days
Steve Blake played through his right elbow injury in Friday's win over the Kings, scoring 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (2-of-9 from deep) with three rebounds and 10 assists in 39 minutes.
Blake was icing the elbow after the game but you wouldn't know by the way he played, which was aggressive and without abandon. Kobe Bryant's return Sunday is going to hurt his value, but Blake has aged well and in most cases we want to see a game or two before dropping him. We're leaving him off the injury report unless we get bad news.
Steve Blake PG LAL 5 Days
Steve Blake (elbow) was shooting with his left hand at practice on Wednesday.
He has a hyper-extended right elbow and is right handed, so this is a little interesting. Blake has gone through practice the past couple days and it could be nothing, but we'd just pass along the info. He seems probable for Friday and will get all the minutes he can handle on Friday with Jordan Farmar expected to miss a month.
Steve Blake PG LAL 6 Days
Steve Blake (hyper-extended elbow) practiced fully on Tuesday.
With two more off days before L.A.'s next game, Friday vs. the Kings, it seems like a safe bet that Blake will be in the starting lineup. The last thing the Lakers can afford is for Blake's elbow to limit him, with Steve Nash (nerves) still out indefinitely and Jordan Farmar (hamstring) on the shelf.
Steve Blake PG LAL 7 Days
Steve Blake is dealing with a hyper-extended right elbow.
The team will likely take a wait-and-see approach and see how Blake deals with the pain in practice. The good news is that they're off until Friday, but the bad news is that this would be a terrible blow should Blake not be able to play. Jordan Farmar is out with a torn hamstring and Steve Nash's status is up on the air. If Blake can't go, Nick Young might have to handle the ball, which would at least make the game entertaining.
Steve Blake PG LAL 10 Days
Steve Blake scored a season-low two points against the Pistons on Friday to go with 10 assists, four rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.
It was his worst game of the season and he shot only 1-of-6 from the field. Surprisingly, this was also the first game in which he failed to knock down a 3-pointer. Even though Jordan Farmar is playing very well, Blake owners shouldn't cut him based on this line allow due to how he's handed in double-digit dimes in seven of his last nine games.
Steve Blake PG LAL 15 Days
Steve Blake paced the Lakers to their third straight win on Sunday with nine points, five boards and 12 assists.
He knocked down one 3-pointer and even blocked a shot as a cherry on top. He's handed out double-digit assists in five of L.A.'s past six games and belongs in all fantasy lineups until he cools off, and with Steve Nash ailing he may wind up being a solid play all season long.
Steve Blake PG LAL 22 Days
Steve Blake handed out a season-high 16 assists with four steals and nine points in Sunday's 114-99 win over the Pistons.
This makes four double-digit assist games in a row for Blake, who is a must-own player with Steve Nash out at least another 10 days, and in all likelihood much longer. Even when Nash returns, Blake's fantasy outlook is buoyed by his ability to play either guard spot and to collect assists and 3-pointers in bunches. His solid play continues to stifle Jordan Farmar (six points, five assists in 13 minutes).
Steve Blake PG LAL 24 Days
Steve Blake scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in Friday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Blake has taken over the point guard position and left Jordan Farmar in his dust, and because of Mike D'Antoni's system he has been able to rack up rebounds (3.4) and assists (6.6) at a career-best rate. He's a must-start player going forward until Kobe Bryant returns. Jodie Meeks added 25 points with five treys in the loss.
Steve Blake PG LAL 26 Days
Steve Blake hit 5-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds and 11 assists in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.
He is officially the point guard to own in L.A. now that Steve Nash is out for the next few weeks, if not longer. Jordan Farmar had a nice game on Tuesday, but as 0-for-4 for one point in 14 minutes tonight.