Detroit Pistons Rumors
Blake, 36, showed signs of age this past season. But he would like to return to the Pistons. “I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I loved my experience here,” said Blake, who has played with seven other teams. “It was great playing for (Van Gundy), and I really love playing with these guys. If they wanted me back, I’d be thrilled, but you never know in this league. I’d love to play one more year. That’s my goal, but someone has to want me.
But that time can wait one more year; he wants to return to the floor for a 14th season. “I feel like I have one more year in my body and then I’ll be ready to be home with my family,” Blake said. “I’ve got three young kids. This game and this schedule takes a lot away from your family. “I’m getting to that point where I’m ready to be around them some more.”
Tolliver, 30, wants to remain in Detroit, but he knows the prospects are murky. “Who knows what’s going to happen,” Tolliver said. “I’ve been in this league long enough to know nothing’s promised. I feel good about my role here, and how I’ve helped this team in many different ways — on and off the court. “But at the end of the day, it’ll be up to my agent and the team to see if we can figure something out and see if we can make it a long-term home.”