Lakers’ Steve Blake playing with a ruptured eardrum

 

Feb 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf (32) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (5) chase after a loose ball in the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough season for Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Steve Blake.

As the season opened, Steve Nash was the Lakers’ starting point guard and the Laers put Blake in the starting lineup with Blake at shooting guard. Although Blake was probably more than happy to go from the backup point guard to a starter, he had to play a different position. On offense, he could become more of a shooter and even though he wouldn’t have the ball in his hands as much, he’d get more playing time and more shots. Of course, that also means covering bigger players making defense that much harder.

Then, Blake injured is elbow. He was diagnosed with a torn ACL and hasn’t seen action since December, In total, Blake has missed 36 of the Lakers’ 57 games.

Blake returned to action against the Minnesota Timberwolves and will have to tough out yet another injury.

Blake is averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 assists per game this season.

Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, Steve Blake

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