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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:54 am

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Steve Blake after coming up with 11 pts, 15 ast and 10 reb for the 2nd triple-double of his 11-year career: "My whole body hurts, actually"


That's actually what he said after the Cleveland game...
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:33 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:damn Blake.... I love you bro but really another injury?

This.

Something is up with this guy's body. He can't handle the NBA anymore.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby karacha on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:22 pm

Yeah, he just can't handle it anymore. I agree.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:43 pm

I agree I don't think he can handle the NBA life anymore. He has the heart but his body is not holding up.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby KB24 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:02 pm

Blake and Nash are both unable to do pro level sports at this point.

Gasol is also close, constantly having something.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:26 am

:man10: :man10: You guys are funny. A lot of this stuff is just freaky unlucky bleep that keeps happening. But out there on the floor Steve Black is balling.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby KB24 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:46 am

Maybe Steve Black is balling but that doesn't belong in this thread.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby Showtime.Revival.05 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:45 am

^ :man10: :man10:
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby BadCoaching on Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:47 am

He hasn't been able to maintain any type of healthy play since he went down with chicken pox few seasons ago.. he lost so much weight when that happened too. He never returned to his prior self.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:49 am

:what: A couple seasons ago he wasn't playing like he he has since Nash started being unavailable. He really has been playing well ever since when he's not stuck at SG. Well…. when he has been "available" off and on.

Edit: Well maybe you're just referring to the staying healthy part, not his play. Then yeah has been a big problem.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:46 pm

its one thing to play hard and go balls out and get hurt on the floor like say a G. Wallace type who nickname is Crash for a reason. Its another to have weird freak accidents type injuries like Blake, I can't imagine to many other players who can pull a rib muscle and be out months by merely dribbling awkwardly like he did either last season or the season before.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:07 pm

Steve Blake: "It still hurts when I shoot." He was 2-for-11 Tuesday.


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Blake's elbow is very much still bothering him and affecting his shot. It's painful when he shoots, and limits his ability to even practice.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:19 pm

I've warmed up to Mitch over the years for his moves but if Blake is brought back someone in front office needs to get fired.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby trodgers on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:21 pm

khmrP wrote:I've warmed up to Mitch over the years for his moves but if Blake is brought back someone in front office needs to get fired.

I don't mind having Blake on the team, but he's better as an asset. I can totally foresee LA bringing him back for multiple years at >$3M - and that's crazy.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:29 pm

^^^From what I've seen earlier in the year even when Blake was playing well, I'd rather mgmt. spend that money on Farmar. Blake game mostly consist of perimiter shooting and simple basic passes, which is fine. But farmar can penetrate the D and create much more open shot for others or takes it to rack himself.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:34 pm

Blake brings a fire to the team that I can really appreciate. I think he'd make a good locker room presence. But he's certainly not worth more than the minimum if you're paying multiple years.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby karacha on Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:26 pm

trodgers wrote:...multiple years at >$3M - and that's crazy.


That's an understatement.

Actually, I do like Blake. He is a leader, plays hard, the whole team plays better when he's around. If it is impossible to trade him, I would not object to paying him the minimum to stay -- if he's not playing heavy minutes anymore.

"Minimum" being the key word here, if we can't trade him first.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:02 pm

No thanks to Blake in the future. Dude's been hurt and/or underachieved every single year here. It's gone on too long and he makes way too much for this at 4-5 million each year during his stay.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby LooN3y on Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:54 pm

karacha wrote:
trodgers wrote:...multiple years at >$3M - and that's crazy.


That's an understatement.

Actually, I do like Blake. He is a leader, plays hard, the whole team plays better when he's around. If it is impossible to trade him, I would not object to paying him the minimum to stay -- if he's not playing heavy minutes anymore.

"Minimum" being the key word here, if we can't trade him first.




what about his first couple years here with the team. what if he reverts back to that?

lets get younger and more talented.

i never wanted blake here, hes not a PG that can play next to kobe. its a wonder why we even got him, hes too much a traditional PG to play with kobe.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby karacha on Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:59 pm

I agree: younger and more talented. That's why my first option would be to trade him. Second option is not keeping Blake. Third option is keeping him for the minimum. I would not be thrilled about it, but I would not complain either.

So, I agree, except with that last part. Kobe can play with other talented players - point guards, centers and so on. But that's not even important, since we're not building around Kobe anymore. We need a new star to build around as soon as possible.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby trodgers on Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

If Blake's coming back for Minimum, okay. Mitch and D'Antoni are in love with the guy. That scares me.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:28 pm

trodgers wrote:If Blake's coming back for Minimum, okay. Mitch and D'Antoni are in love with the guy. That scares me.


Blake will be just another in a long line of "names" that will get playing time no matter who we have or how much we have to jack up the players positions to make it work.

Do not want back. Let him get smoked playing SG some place else.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby XXIV on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:35 pm

I don't know if I'd want him back even for the minimum. He misses so many games with strange injuries that I think I'd rather invest in someone younger even if they're unproven.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:59 pm

I'd take him back.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 1st game back = ruptured eardrum

Postby Showtime.Revival.05 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:23 pm

for cheap, why not. not gonna get more from someone else at the minimum even if he is hurt a lot.

if he's looking for like 3 per though he can gtfo
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