Having locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, Warriors coach Mark Jackson emptied his bench Wednesday night.
He sent starting shooting guard Klay Thompson onto the floor with four reserves – point guard Steve Blake, small forward Harrison Barnes, power forward Marreese Speights and center Hilton Armstrong – to face the Nuggets in the season finale at Pepsi...
While most of us know Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry for his amazing shooting stroke, he can dish out an incredible assist from time to time.
During last night’s Warriors/Lakers game at the Staples Center, Curry somehow found teammate Steve Blake for the corner three pointer in the third quarter of play:
It’s like he has eyes in the back of his head!
LOS ANGELES -- Steve Blake can empathize. He was once in the locker room and part of the team down the hall from where he dressed with his new Warriors teammates.
Blake appeared inside Staples Center as a visitor Friday for the first time to take on his old team since being traded by the Lakers to Golden State in February, helping the Warriors to a 112-95 win.
The loss for the Lakers...
Warriors head coach Mark Jackson sent Steve Blake to the scorer's table with every intention of subbing out Stephen Curry in the third quarter of Sunday's game.
But the All-Star point guard campaigned to stay on the floor, despite his cranky quadriceps.
Jackson sided with Curry, and he rewarded the decision with five points and six assists in a nine-minute, third-quarter...
Veteran point guard Steve Blake was very happy to play for the Los Angeles Lakers and had even earned the respect of future Hall-of-Fame guard Kobe Bryant.
However, with Bryant out because of his knee injury and the Lakers going through a very poor season, they dealt Blake to the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors were looking for a player who can back up Stephen Curry and even...
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with longtime Warriors reporter Matt Steinmetz (@MMS_Steinmetz) about the team's present and future, including the recent addition of Steve Blake, Andrew Bogut's defensive impact, what to do with Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson, Mark Jackson's future, and his unique method of defending Stephen Curry.
February 27, 2014
I think we can dispel all the “bad teammate” talk now.
For years, Kobe Bryant has been described as a hard guy to play with. However, there’s no real evidence to backup this way of thinking.
Aside from Smush Parker, who has almost made a second career from dissing Bryant, both former and current teammates rave about Kobe’s leadership qualities.
Steve Blake is no different...
Golden State Warriors to embark on a six game road tripThe Golden State Warriors are off to the start they needed to get on after the all-star break, they have won all of their games this past week vs the Kings, Rockets, and Nets and on top of that, they added some help by trading for point guard Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night, the Warriors are now taking...
“Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL.”
Those were the strong words Kobe Bryant sent out from his Twitter account after Steve Blake was traded to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, leading to many people thinking that the Black Mamba was mad with Lakers management.
However, it doesn’t seem like that’s the case.
According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne...
When the Los Angeles Lakers traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, many people were confused and angry by the move, including Kobe Bryant.
So, why exactly did the Lakers trade the point guard who has been with the team for the last four years?
“As a person, as player, we loved him,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said on Thursday. “But our...
Following Steve Blake's debut, the Golden State Warriors will try to build on what they considered one of their best victories of the season.
The Brooklyn Nets hope to receive a boost from new addition Marcus Thornton, especially if Paul Pierce is unable to recover from an apparent leg injury.
The Warriors go for their third straight victory following the All-Star break while...
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February 21, 2014
Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant expressed his feelings on the Steve Blake trade to Golden State following Thursdays trade deadline and his exact words were "not cool." The Lakers acquired two reserve guards in Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks which saved them $4 million in salary/luxury tax money."It really got to the point where we needed to...
The NBA trade deadline came in like a lion and went out like a lamb, as with most trade deadlines the speculation far outweighed the actual amount of moves that were made. While the majority of moves made by teams are inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, there were a few that may have implications for this season and many seasons to come for the teams involved.
Steve Blake arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday afternoon, checked into a hotel and headed straight to Oracle Arena for the first time as a member of the home team.
The Golden State Warriors hope he can learn his way around the court just as quickly.
A night after the Warriors acquired Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers for reserve guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon...
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February 20, 2014
Looks like the Warriors long search for a backup PG for Stephen Curry has ended. Yes, they did trade for Jordan Crawford but he is more of a scorer than actually running PG duties. Image via: Wikimedia CommonsIn a season where trades have been "slow" compared to previous seasons, as the trade deadline came and passed it seemed like the major headline was the trade between...
This is the harsh reality of the NBA: One minute you’re warming up for a game with a team who you’ve been with for the last four years, and the next – just like that – you’re gone.
That was the case with Steve Blake on Wednesday night.
Just over an hour before tip-off, Blake was informed that he’d been traded to the Golden State Warriors and had to change from his warmups...
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And we all thought the Black Mamba would be mad about a Pau Gasol trade.
Steve Blake was traded to the Golden State Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks on Wednesday night and Kobe Bryant was not pleased.
“Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL,” Bryant wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday after the trade deadline had passed. “One of my closest...
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The Golden State Warriors made a deal Wednesday night that will strengthen what has been an under-performing bench. The Warriors acquired Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.
Although the Warriors gave up two players for one, what they gave away in quantity they made up for in quality...
Kobe Bryant has never been shy about being vocal. He came to the aid of teammate Pau Gasol on multiple occasions during multiple trade rumors.
On Thursday, he took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the player he dubbed "Vino Blanco," Steve Blake, being traded to the Golden State Warriors.
"Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL," Bryant tweeted. "...
As the NBA turned out the lights on the trade deadline today, Steve Blake of the Los Angeles Lakers found a new home with the Golden State Warriors. For those of you wondering how Kobe Bryant reacted to hearing that Blake was traded, it appears that he wasn’t exactly happy about it according to this tweet: Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL One of my closest teammates...
The Lakers made it pretty clear that they are rebuilding and aiming for the best draft pick possible when they traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. Blake wasn’t with the Lakers long enough to really become a total fan favorite, but his departure didn’t sit […]
Even though the Lakers ended up saving a couple million dollars by dealing Steve Blake, Kobe Bryant is not happy about that deal:
Not cool with @SteveBlake5 being gone AT ALL One of my closest teammates and psycho competitor GS picked up gem #smartmove
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 20, 2014
By all accounts, Blake was very well liked and a big part of the LA community...
Hopefully somebody told Kobe Bryant that this trade was happening before it went down, but from the looks of his latest Tweet it doesn’t seem that way. The Black Mamba took to Twitter to express how ‘not cool’ it is to have Steve Blake gone from the Lakers.
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The trade deadline passed, with Steve Blake, Marcus Thornton, and Spencer Hawes being the biggest names that were moved throughout the week. We were for the Knicks and Clippers to swap Iman Shumpert and Darren Collison (with other pieces involved), but trades talks stalled, started back up, heated up, and ultimately failed to result in […]
Although the Los Angeles Lakers were expected to make a few moves before today’s NBA Trade Deadline at noon, they only struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers sent point guard Steve Blake to the Warriors for shooting guards MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.
For the most part, it was an unexpected trade. Rumors had been swirling that the Lakers would trade Pau Gasol...