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Steve Blake
Steve Blake
Position: G
Born: 02/26/80
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:171 lbs. / 78 kg.
Salary: $2,100,000
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Quietly, veteran Steve Blake has played well since a poor start. When starting point guard Reggie Jackson was plagued by foul trouble in the first half of Friday night’s four-overtime victory at Chicago, Blake did a great job keeping the team afloat. He is shooting 38% from three-point range since a 1-for-11 start to the season. And the team has won eight of 11 games. “I don’t think at this point I would play him ahead of Steve,” Van Gundy said.
Me: What lessons did you get practicing against Wes the last two years, and how have they helped you this year? CJMC: Yeah, I learned a lot from him, and not only him but Mo Williams, when he was there, Steve Blake when he was here. They were veteran guys who’d been in the league for a while, and they work hard, consistently work at what they’re good at and improve on weaknesses. Understanding angles, understanding the defensive angles, ball screens, chasing guys. Wes was a really great defender and an underrated offensive guy.
Blake will be the first choice when starter Reggie Jackson needs a break — despite second-year point Spencer Dinwiddie putting up solid performances during the latter part of the exhibition season. “He’s just got a lot of experience,” Van Gundy said of Blake on Sunday. “I like the way he moves the ball, passes the ball. “I thought Spencer, though, has played four pretty good games in a row, so I’d be comfortable having him out there and we’ll see how it goes, but yeah I think Steve will be our backup.”