Steve Blake, An Ascending Player

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Oct 10, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (5) attempts to control a loose ball while being defended by Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) during an NBA preseason game at MGM Grand Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 10, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (5) attempts to control a loose ball while being defended by Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) during an NBA preseason game at MGM Grand Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Blake’s play of late has been nothing short of inspirational.  He has been a Laker for over three years.  Now entering his fourth year as a Laker, he has added more dimensions to his game.  We have seen him string this kind of play so consistently since his Portland Trail Blazer days.  While it’s early in the season, he’s average a career high 7.3 assists per game, up 2.2 assists per game from his career best, in just 2 more minutes of playing time.  This can be attributed to three different reasons.

 

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