Apr 27, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Steve Blake (25) shoots the basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 118-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers, Steve Blake agree to two-year deal


While the world waits to see where LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will sign, other teams around the NBA are starting to pick off top tier rotational players and another domino has fallen for a team not ready to wait for one of the big free agents to sign.

The Portland Trail Blazers are not a team looking to bag a big free agent this offseason so they went out and grabbed a guy that a lot of teams wouldn’t mind having at their disposal.

According to Yahoo! Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a two-year deal with guard Steve Blake that will use the team’s biannual exception.

Ken Berger from CBSSports also chimed in to report that Blake’s deal will pay him $4.2 million and carries a player option for the second year.

It’s a good deal for the Blazers as they pick up a veteran presence they need on a young team but also pick up the sneaky production that Steve Blake puts up during the season. He may not be a young man anymore, but Blake has a lot left to give and the Blazers clearly like what they see in him.


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