Steve Blake Discussion: Traded To Warriors

Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby SmoothOperator on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:55 pm

Get ready for Blakesanity everyone! :jam2:
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby Weezy on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:59 pm

If that's the case we can only hope that Blake somehow flourishes in 'Antoni's offense. I'm certainly not rooting for him to fail, I'd love to see the Blake emerge that we all thought we were signing when we got him at the start of 3 seasons ago. I don't have high hopes, but I guess you never know.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby kray28 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:00 pm

It's ironic, but I don't think D'Antoni is blowing smoke on liking Blake. His type of offense is a better fit for Blake than the Tri, the mess Brown ran last year, or the Princeton.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:41 am

Blake just doesn't cut it as a Laker...he got all the chances and just nothing. I would say not just the right fit.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:51 am

There is really no other way to say this but....

I hope Blake stays in street clothes whether by injury or DNP-CD. Duhon/Morris have both shown they can play and play BETTER than whatever Blake brings to the table.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby lAKERfaNaticKID on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:47 am

Blake is expected to make a return for the visit of the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night but a return of Nash is still not sure.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby khmrP on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:55 am

biggest waste of a signing to me thus far, probably top 3 in the last 5 yrs. Disappears, underperforms, and most importantly gets some of the most random injuries I've ever seen, the kind where you're :man3: when it happens cause its hard to imagine anyone else getting that type of injury from doing so little on the floor.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby Ariza3 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:47 am

he seems to get a lot of chest injuries. the guy should flourish though in this system. idk if itlll be better than duhon or morris though. i like that morris is younger and has continued to improve every game...but he hasnt run the 2nd unit well. he can hide in th efirst with kobe playing pg and just plays D and runs the fast break.

so idk what blake can do differently, but he can prob run the half court better than morris. not sure about duhon vs blake though. id prob have to see as with dantoni
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:48 am

He does pass better than Morris, and can probably shoot the 3 better too (though Morris has been working on that and has been trusted by Kobe in some spots to hit the corner 3 -- but you can see that Morris is still shaky when doing so).

Blake cannot finish around the rim at all. No layups. No floaters. No drawing fouls from opposing bigs. Etc.

What Morris brings is solid D on fast guards -- something we have not had since..... :man3: :man3: :man3:

That helps keep Kobe, Gasol, and Dwight out of foul trouble, and helps so that Ron can guard the opposing team's other top wing scorer.

Duhon's D (like Meeks') is not great, but it is active and he is quicker than Blake. Thinking about guys like Parker, Westbrook, CP3, Crawford, etc. -- Nash will be torched bad enough. We will need Morris to TRY to slow them down at certain points in the game. Blake is actually worse than Nash, it seems, in defending his position.

On offense, I don't really see how Blake with "THRIVE" in MDA's system when he is not a threat to make a transition layup. To be a great passer in transition don't you have to at least have a credible threat of attacking the rim and scoring yourself? He can pull up at the elbow and hit on occassion. Then again, Morris is not a great finisher either...but I prefer the D and speed over all else.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby thisbjgz on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:51 am

I'm all for Blake under Pringles, willing to give him one last chance before I call him garbage. Thing about Blake is, while he hasn't produced to what we expected, hasn't been what we thought he would be, he at least plays his heart out to an extent given his inability to do a lot, and that alone I respect.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:54 am

If we are talking Pick and Roll offense, and nothing else -- then yes, Blake is better than Morris, assuming Blake can start to hit outside shots with confidence and aggressiveness. But again, if his guy goes over the screen and forces Blake to get into the paint, how often will it work when Blake has no floater or finishing capabilities? Everyone will know that he is pass first when in the paint...

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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:06 pm

This will be interesting. Blake has underperfomed since his tenure here, obviously. Now that he's been out, I don't know how it's going to effect Morris. I would rather roll with Morris but we will see how it turns out...
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby Nashty Gal on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:34 pm

So... what's up with this guys tummy?
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby purp n gold on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:47 pm

SmoothOperator wrote:Get ready for Blakesanity everyone! :jam2:


After last night, I'll take Blakesanity :jam2:
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby lAKERfaNaticKID on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:30 pm

EL SEGUNDO – Lakers guard Steve Blake was examined today by Dr. Steven Yoon and had an MRI exam.

The exam confirmed that Blake still has an abdominal strain. As a result, he will be out at least another two weeks.

Blake was originally diagnosed with the abdominal strain on November 12 and has missed the last eight games with the injury.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:31 pm

Steve has what Bosh did last year, kept him out from April to June until he made it back for the last games of the ECF.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: 25K fine for cursing fan

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:34 pm

We need one of the two Steves back like...right now

Not having someone who can initiate some semblance of offense from the perimeter outside of Kobe is just killing us. He's going to average a career high in TOs if they don't come back soon.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:39 pm

This really sucks because it just means Kobe has to continue being our PG and SG. Not to say that he can't be both but its more of a grind for Kobe this early in the season and Morris can't do S*** on offense despite being alright on defense.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby Pig Miller on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:45 pm

dang, not good.

blake was at least hitting that open 3 this year, we could have used that last night and moving forward.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Did a Shaman put a chicken foot on us?.....

It doesn't matter who plays PG for us in the last 4 years because they will either suck or get hurt and never play...
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby Weezy on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:10 pm

Rooscooter wrote:Did a Shaman put a chicken foot on us?.....


:man10: Seems like it.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby XXIV on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:35 pm

I can't wait until he's an expiring next season and we can possibly move him for a half decent return. Obviously it's been a very disappointing signing, with all the missed time and horribly play.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby Lakerism on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:48 pm

For the record, I was flying out of LA on Thursday and met Steve at the airport. He told me he's still healing up and hopes to get back out there soon. He was flying to Orlando, seemed interesting until I looked it up and saw he was from around there.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby KB24 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:35 am

Thank god. He can be out for the rest of his laker career and I wouldn't care.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion (Out 2 More Weeks p. 71)

Postby khmrP on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:02 am

his signing is should be correlated/blamed on Fisher just like every other PG out there who's looked god like against us :man10:
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