The Rock wrote:we need more. Thats the reality of our situation. Hes not stopping anyone on defense so he needs to justify the playing time by contributing on offense. Numbers lie, it can undersell or oversell a performance, Im just going by what I see. He needs to be more aggressive, Dwight sets fantastic screens, he needs to use that to his advantage and look to shoot the open 17 footer or at any other instances hes open. We cant have him play 25 mins and not have his fingerprints on the game thats all I have to say.
Actually he played pretty good defense on Lillard in the 4th. I don't have the numbers, but I remember on isolation plays he did a very good job of staying in front of Lillard on the perimeter. I remember 3 misses. Lillard drove on him twice I think and made one... Hard to remember all the details.
Anyway, I'm going by what I see and what I see is a better Steve Blake by far than we had last season. I'm seeing a backup PG doing about as good as can be expected. He's not a good midrange shooter off the dribble, so expecting him to take that curl shot that Nash is good at is putting your hopes in the wrong area. What he needs to do is realize that he can push towards the basket and throw something at the rim and Howard will most likely clean it up.
Either way, he did just fine. If Blake is playing with the starters, I don't necessarily want his fingerprints on the game. I want him to do exactly what he did yesterday. If he's playing with the starters, I want Kobe's fingerprints on the game.