Recent reports indicate that the Golden State Warriors have acquired point guard Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers.
This is a great move from the Warriors as it fills the teams greatest need the ability to rest Stephen Curry. Tony Douglas didn’t pan out and got traded to the Miami Heat in part of a three-team deal that landed Golden State Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks. Crawford is more of a shooting guard making it necessary to look for a point guard.
As for Blake he has bounced around in his career playing for what now will become his seventh team in 10 seasons and this year was having his best statistical season averaging 9.5 points and 7.6 assists. Has missed time due to injuries and from the field struggling at just 37.8 percent though he hits at a solid 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line.
Overall averages 7 points, 4.1 assists, 2.2 rebounds on 40.4 percent shooting, 39 percent from three and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. Also, has started 344 games in his career.
Heading to the Lakers is the recently acquired Brooks and seldom used guard Kent Bazemore.
Brooks started his career strong in his rookie season in 2011-2012 averaging 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists in 56 games and with the myriad of injuries to the Lakers will see minutes. Bazemore will also get a chance to showcase his abilities though he’s more of a project as he doesn’t possess a consistent jumper. Does have long arms to his advantage defensively.
The move makes sense for both teams as Kendall Marshall has played extremely well sign being signed and will get the opportunity to start for the rest of the season for Mike D’Antoni. While the Warriors add to their bench, which has gotten stronger as the season has progressed, yet still needed a point guard.