Steve Blake Discussion: Traded To Warriors

Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby GoldenKnight on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:55 pm

Let's just sit D12 & let Pau shine to up his trade value, this thing is over...
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby denimPortugal on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:58 pm

I hope this season ends soon as possible.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:02 pm

Definitely expected this last night. Any time I hear tweaked/twinged/pain in hamstring, it's a sure bet to assume that player will be out.

Unless of course you are Steve Nash and get more epidurals than a woman going into labor.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby TIME on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:16 pm

The Rock wrote:https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/327508194429648896

Lakers just announced Steve Blake (hamstring) out indefinitely and Steve Nash (hip/hamstring) & Jodie Meeks (ankle) doubtful for Game 3


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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby khmrP on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:27 pm

of course....whats another injury :mad1:
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:31 pm

Well, at least Blake's suffering is over.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:54 pm

Honestly I want him back next season. I LOVED what I saw from him this season and for 4 million dollars, he's good enough for me to want him around again next year.

The heart, the passion, the fire... The guy was a warrior for us. We should reward that.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:57 pm

Of we could NOT keep signing injury prone guys and go younger and more athletic. :man1:
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: solid, efficient, productive

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:06 pm

Weezy wrote:Of we could NOT keep signing injury prone guys and go younger and more athletic. :man1:

It wouldn't be signing him, it'd be NOT trading him. :man10:

As long as we get someone a little more competent than Duhon or Morris behind them, I'm fine with bringing the Steves back.

Also we have to get some competent 2/3 type guys as well.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:12 pm

I'd be fine bringing Blake back if we had someone more competent AHEAD of him. I want a more reliable, less likely to get injured backup.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:17 pm

Weezy wrote:I'd be fine bringing Blake back if we had someone more competent AHEAD of him. I want a more reliable, less likely to get injured backup.

Wait... You want someone to replace Nash in the lineup? Or you want someone to push Blake to 3rd?
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:26 pm

Blake to 3rd is the most I can ask/expect, I don't think we will ditch Nash after the reasons he signed here and how good of a teammate he's been, saying and doing all the right things. Preferably I'd like to see Nash replaced and maybe pushed to the bench moving Blake to 3rd, but realistically I don't see it.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby hollywood swinger on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:27 pm

no problem just call up DJO ........... oops :help:
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Weezy wrote:Blake to 3rd is the most I can ask/expect, I don't think we will ditch Nash after the reasons he signed here and how good of a teammate he's been, saying and doing all the right things. Preferably I'd like to see Nash replaced and maybe pushed to the bench moving Blake to 3rd, but realistically I don't see it.

Yeah realistically we just bring back both Steves and try to find a younger, more talented guy at the 1 than Morris...

But MOST realistically is that all 3 come back and Duhon leaves. :man10:

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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:03 pm

Nash/Blake/Duhon/Morris can all go.

The sooner we start over at PG the better. Or at least choose between Nash/Blake and put a younger more athletic PG behind/in front of them.

Going into next season with two 30+ injury prone PG's is just a mistake waiting to happen.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:15 pm

Blake should stay as a backup. You can't really scout what he brings and that kind of attitude is missing in a lot of our players. Imagine D12 with Blake's mindset.... :man4:

He can play the 2 in certain lineups so it' doesn't matter if we have Nash and new starting PG. Especially with Kobe out, he's going to see minutes in a 2 point guard lineup.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby JSM on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks Stevie for really stepping it up late in the season. Your play was instrumental when Nash was out. Gave the team a lot of heart. Maybe you can take a page out of Kobe's book now and teach MDA how to coach.

Would gladly roll with him next season as our backup unless a better option presents itself which I find unlikely.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby karacha on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:03 pm

Blake is a perfect backup. I would like him to stay, if possible.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:42 pm

Perfect backup? Maybe I'm just expecting too much, but I think it's been so long since we've had an athletic, energy backup PG off the bench that we forget what it's like and what we're missing. We're used to having a guy now that comes in and tries to not mess things up, not lose a lead, just play solid, and I want more than that, I want a guy that's going to be able to score, bring energy, push a lead. Blake is good, he has been solid, and I appreciate how well he played the last month of the season to help get us to the playoffs, had some really big games, but he has some areas he lacks in I'd like to see addressed with a new backup.

For one, I think I can count on one hand how many layups Blake has attempted this season on one hand, let alone made. We have the moment a starting PG and a backup PG that cannot get themselves to the hoop for a layup, that doesn't seem to work too well in today's league. If not for Sessions last season I'd have forgotten what it feels like to have a PG that can do that. Also, while his defensive effort has been solid all season, he's still often outmatched. His shooting had been so so until he started scoring the last month or so of the season, and it's not even that he shot poorly, it's that he shot so little that if he was going 0-2 or 1-3 it looks bad because he just wasn't making an impact, again, bringing no spark or energy, just being 'solid'. And lastly, the injuries, my goodness the injuries, the spike strip, the ab tear, and now the hamstring, the guy played 45 games this season, 45, and he's not young, he's 33 years old.

All that said, at the moment off the top of my head I can't think of a realistic backup we can get that fits those needs I brought up (being able to get to the rim and make layups and at the same time using the speed or skill to draw defenders and find open guys, more of a scorer, better defense, younger, less injury prone), so we're probably stuck if not for a trade or someone becoming available for part of the MLE or something. I'm just tired of keeping the same players and expecting a different result. Every season Blake is not quite the guy we expected and he fights some injuries, but he's 'solid'. To point out what I miss, I know that Farmar was not great and made a lot of dumb plays, Blake is a better player, but he brought energy at least half the time, he could get to the rim and make layups and plays that sparked the team along with Shannon Brown. I miss a player like that, really wish we could find a younger scoring/energy PG off the bench somehow.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby gcclaker on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:48 pm

THIS is just laughable... :disagree: Blake out...Nash and Meeks doubtful. Ridiculous...
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:48 pm

That leaves only MWP in the heart department......
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby trodgers on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:22 pm

Rooscooter wrote:That leaves only MWP in the heart department......

I think Hill goes all out, but this team is just obliterated.

Starting PG - likely out
Backup PG - gone
Starting SG - gone
Backup SG - likely out
Backup PF - played one game in last three months
Third string SG - signed a week ago
Coach's decisions: one backup PG isn't allowed to play; one backup SF isn't allowed to play
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby JGC on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:55 am

Ugh. With Steve Blake in, this would have been a series.
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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:43 am

Good thing we realistic fans don't use the injury as an excuse. Just give D12 and Pau 30 shots a game and we will be golden. :jam2:

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Re: Steve Blake Discussion: Out Indefinitely (p. 102)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:46 am

He's been playing extremely well. It's about time. Anyways, I know I'm probably in the minority, but I would still trade him or just dump him. He's been inconsistent since he's been here & even with him playing well this year, he's been injury prone. We don't have the flexibility to get rid of him right now, though.
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