Did the San Antonio Spurs Already Win NBA Free Agency?

PORTLAND, OR – APRIL 27: Steve Blake #5 and LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers after the win against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) R.C. Buford, the general manager of...
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Portland Trail Blazers roster reconstruction

After being eliminated early in the first round of this past NBA playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers seem to be ready to readjust and reorganize. The team has made already moves in preparation for next season. Portland is ready for a fresh start moving forward. The Trail Blazers had recently traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets, but they were not done yet. Portland had just...
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The Fake Show: The Lakers’ Mythical Dominance In Free Agency

Nick Young, Chris Kaman, Josh McRoberts, and Steve Blake. These are just a few of the high-priced free agents the Los Angeles Lakers have signed in recent years. Looking at that murderers row of NBA ballers it’s not surprising the Lakers have lost more games than the previous year each season since 2012. This has [&hellip The post The Fake Show: The Lakers’ Mythical Dominance...
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Getting to know Steve Blake, one of the newest Nets

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson wasn't the only guy the Nets brought back when they traded away Mason Plumlee during Thursday's draft. They also acquired Steve Blake from the Blazers, giving them a third point guard on the roster to add to Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack. Don't know much about Blake? NetsDaily's Anthony Puccio has you covered:(H/t to NetsDaily's Anthony Puccio.)Photo Credit...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets send Mason Plumlee to Trail Blazers in 4 person trade

WInslow Townson-USA Today SportsThe Brooklyn Nets traded Mason Plumlee and the rights to second-round pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Steve Blake and the rights to first-round pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on Thursday night. “Trading Mason was tough because I thought he gave us a lot in the two years he was here,” Nets general manager Billy...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Trade Mason Plumlee, Connaughton To Blazers For Hollis-Jefferson, Blake

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Steve Blake to the Brooklyn Nets for Mason Plumlee and Pat Connaughton. Hollis-Jefferson and Connaughton were drafted on Thursday. Plumlee spent two seasons with the Nets and fell out of Lionel Hollins' rotation.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake opts in with Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake has decided to forego free agency and accept his player option to remain in Portland. Blake opted into his contract worth $2.2 million for the 2015-16 season.Here's more from Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Exercises 15-16 Player Option With Blazers

Steve Blake has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Blake (6-3, 172) appeared in 81 games for the Trail Blazers last season. In 350 games (232 starts) over five seasons with Portland, Blake holds averages of 7.8 points (41.4% FG, 39.8% 3-PT, 78.2% FT), 2.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. For his career, Blake has averages of 6.7 points (40...
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Meyers Leonard throws down alley-oop dunk against Nets

Meyers Leonard was dunked on by Thaddeus Young late in the Blazers/Nets match-up. But earlier in the game, Leonard had a throwdown of his own, courtesy of Steve Blake. Blake throws it up for Leonard for the stuff: But the Blazers lost to the Nets as mentioned earlier. *** Meyers Leonard pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard Hitting Stride At Right Time For Portland Trail Blazers

When a player as valuable as Wesley Matthews goes down with a season-ending injury, it is vital for the supporting cast to step up. And not just the depth at his position; the likes of wing players Nicolas Batum and Arron Afflalo, in addition to backup guards Steve Blake and CJ McCollum … everyone. That means when Matthews tore his Achilles tendon, backup center Meyers Leonard...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Blake changes uniform number to honor Jerome Kersey

The NBA world received said news earlier this week that former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey passed away at the age of 52 due to a blood clot. Kersey spent 11 seasons with the Blazers, wearing uniform No. 25 for each of them. That number is now being worn by Steve Blake, or it used...Read More
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Honors Jerome Kersey, Changes Jersey Number

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake will honor the passing of former player Jerome Kersey by changing his jersey number to 5, so the franchise can retire the number 25 Kersey wore while playing in Portland. “Jerome Kersey meant a lot to this team and to this city,” said Blake. “I’ve known Jerome for a long time now and wanted to honor him and his vast contributions...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly gif Roundup – 2/13

Another round of the best sports gifs of the week. Never seen this before last week. Now it happens twice. Way to go guys. Dwight Howard with a good old-fashioned dick tap after his interview. Tap? Maybe a grab. Just sayin. Swaggy P makes Steve Blake look like a 6th grader with this crossover. Shabazz [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Weekly gif Roundup ...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young puts Steve Blake on floor with nasty crossover (Video / GIF)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young broke out a nasty crossover that put Portland Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake on the floor during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game at the Moda Center.Young stopped on a dime to set himself up for the jumper, while Blake was left on skates.Young scored 9 points off the bench, but the Blazers got the last laugh with the 102-86...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nick Young Absolutely Destroyed Steve Blake’s Ankles Tonight

It’s been a tough month for Nick Young, though he managed to regain a little bit of his swag tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. In fact, the L.A. native looked just like the old Swaggy P with this sick crossover and score. Unfortunately, Young’s victim was his former teammate, Steve Blake. The post VIDEO: Nick Young Absolutely Destroyed Steve Blake’s Ankles...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a...
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ankle Insurance: Steve Blake catches Evan Turner slipping

Evan Turner has earned repeat offender status after getting caught for an unpaid bill by Steve Blake. Blake told Turner to pay up before the game, but Turner wasn’t having that. Blake made him understand how important having Ankle Insurance was on the lords day. His right to left crossover put Turner in a spin cycle and Blake hit the three. I hate it had to be you ET. The cross...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Continuity can come with a price as told by Terry Stotts

The Portland Trailblazers are a team returning a lot of guys to their roster. They bring back the majority of their roster, if not all of it, and added key pieces like Chris Kaman and Steve Blake, who will be coming to Portland for the fourth time in his career.  This is the kind of […]
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Three Things To Look For Heading Into The Season

As crazy as it seems, the basketball season is here. Seriously. Here in Portland, Media Day is Monday Sept 29th; training camp is the ensuing week, leading up to Wells Fargo Fan Fest on Sunday October 5th. Long story short, basketball is back. After the incredible, expectation-shattering season last year, there are a lot of hopes and dreams floating around Rip City. The spirit...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness?

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff.. The Blazers did their best to address their two biggest weaknesses this offseason but whether they did enough to see a substantial difference in play is up for debate. Portland fans should still expect to see issues with the team’s overall defense and quality bench play...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Signed Chris Kaman to a two year/$9.8 million deal Signed Steve Blake to a two year/$4.2 million deal Let Mo Williams Sign with Timberwolves Strongest Move: Signing Kaman. There would some that would say that the Blazers overpaid for a backup big man who...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Now With Mo Williams Gone, Who Will Step Up On The Portland Trail Blazers Bench?

The Portland Trail Blazers officially said goodbye to last year’s backup point guard Mo Williams on Monday. While Williams’ departure was hardly a surprise, Blazers faithful were really hoping he’d take a pay cut to return to Rip City. And now the Blazers are facing the same question that plagued them last year: how will their backups play? If the NBA were only judged on the...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NBA free agency. It’s a time for teams to get better, and that’s exactly what the Portland Trail Blazers did with the shrewd signings of Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. Although Portland, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, didn’t make many headlines with these acquisitions, it’s clear that they’re going to be rotation players in the 2013-14 season. Steve Blake, while...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better?

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… While the free agent frenzy continues unabated around the rest of the league, the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason moves are essentially finished. With just two roster spots open and needing to be filled, very little cap space available, and only two methods of upgrading their roster...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, $4.2 million It was recently announced that Steve Blake and the Portland Trail Blazers had come to an agreement to bring the veteran point guard back to the team. Blake has already had two stints in Portland, first in the 2005-06 season, then a longer period from 2007...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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