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Steve Blake
Steve Blake
Position: None
Born: 02/26/80
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:171 lbs. / 78 kg.
Andrew Gaze has all but ruled out star import Steve Blake returning to the NBL this season. The Kings granted the American indefinite leave on compassionate grounds this week to return to home to be with sick family member. Gaze said he had no confidence the 36-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers guard would return. “The high probability is he won’t be back,” Gaze told EON Sports Radio. “We’re hopeful that he may be, but I think it’s going to be a difficult one.”
It’s the first time in 13 NBA seasons that no team has offered the 36-year-old point guard a contract. When the Houston Rockets hired Mike D’Antoni, his former Lakers coach, Blake perked up, optimistic. But then the Rockets locked up Pablo Prigioni with a two-year contract in July. When Mo Williams abruptly retired last week, Blake’s hopes were raised again that Cleveland might call. But the Cavaliers reached out to Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers instead. “I’ve never had to wait this long,” Blake concedes. “I’ve always had a place to go. To be in this space … it’s definitely different.”
5 months ago via ESPN