Blake will sign a contract with the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.
Blake has been determined to keep his playing career going, but after gaining little traction from NBA teams this offseason, he'll be forced to head overseas to find work. It's quite likely that his days in the NBA are over.
The Pistons recently renounced their rights to Blake, MLive.com's David Mayo reports.
The move simply helped facilitate the team's signing of center Boban Marjanovic, and doesn't necessarily indicate the Pistons aren't interested in bringing Blake back. After serving as the primary backup to Reggie Jackson at point guard last season, Blake could be re-signed if he's willing to accept a third-string role. The Pistons signed Ish Smith to a three-year, $18 million deal earlier this offseason, and he'll now be in line to serve as Jackson's top understudy.
Blake scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding seven assists, one rebound, and one steal in 32 minutes during the Pistons' 99-93 loss to the Heat on Tuesday.
Blake started in place of Reggie Jackson (abdominal, rest) on Tuesday, and seems fairly likely to draw another start in Wednesday's season finale versus the Cavaliers. The Pistons are locked into a matchup with the Cavaliers in round one of the playoffs, at which point Blake will return to his regular role off the bench.
Blake will start in Tuesday's game against the Heat, radio announcer Jake Chapman reports.
Blake is starting due to Reggie Jackson (abdominal) being rested. With Detroit's playoff position locked down the team is likely resting Jackson as a precautionary measure. Blake will likely see a large increase in minutes while Jackson is out. Blake will return to the bench as soon as Jackson returns.
Blake totaled three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six assists, and two rebounds in 16 minutes during the Pistons' 108-104 win against the Magic on Wednesday.
Blake averaged 3.6 points and 3.7 assists in 19 minutes per game during March, and through four games in April he is turning in 4.3 points and 4.5 dimes in 15 minutes. Reggie Jackson has been struggling with his shot since the All-Star break, and Blake has been steady when called upon. With that being said, he is merely a modest option in deeper leagues.
Blake contributed six points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes during the Pistons' 118-114 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.
Blake is averaging 5.8 points, 2.6 assists, and 1.5 rebounds in 19 minutes per contest during eight games in March. Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) was available to play, but coach Stan Van Gundy didn't call his number. It's possible Dinwiddie eats away at some of Blake's minutes at some point going forward, but Blake does appear to have the backup point guard job on lock for now.
Blake had 10 points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and five assists in 20 minutes during the Pistons' 114-101 win over the Raptors on Sunday.
Blake committed five turnovers and two fouls in this one, but he did a decent job of running the second unit. With Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) injured and Brandon Jennings in Orlando, the backup point guard job is Blake's to lose.
Blake contributed six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in 19 minutes during the Pistons' 103-92 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Blake saw more time than usual with Reggie Jackson ill and Brandon Jennings earning the spot start. Blake hadn't seen the floor since Jan. 16 versus the Warriors, and he has only played in three games since the turn of the new year after making 27 appearances through October, November, and December.
Blake (coach's decision) didn't play in Wednesday's 123-114 victory over the Rockets.
Brandon Jennings (Achilles) hasn't been forced to miss any games since making his season debut Dec. 29, which has resulted in Blake's minutes disappearing almost entirely. Blake has played just twice in the 11 games that Jennings has been active, and will continue to go ignored off the bench while he serves as the team's third-string point guard behind Reggie Jackson and Jennings.
Blake scored a season-high 12 points (4-5 FG, 4-5 3Pt) to go with two boards and two assists across 17 minutes in Tuesday's 93-92 win over the Pistons.
It was just the third time all season Blake reached double figures in the scoring column. He's been consistently seeing minutes in the teens behind Reggie Jackson all season, but Blake's marginal role will likely diminish almost entirely when Brandon Jennings (Achilles) returns to action. Jennings is targeting the Dec. 29 game against the Knicks for his season debut.
Blake has averaged 15.0 minutes, 3.3 points, 3.3 assists, and 1.6 rebounds per game so far for the Pistons.
Blake missed most of the preseason due to a concussion, which may be why his minutes have been limited. However, the point guard isn't expected to see many minutes as long as he is coming off the bench behind Reggie Jackson.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed that Blake would serve as the team's top backup at point guard to open the season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Despite seeing limited time in the preseason due to complications from a concussion, Blake earned the second-unit role primarily as a result of second-year man Spencer Dinwiddie's struggles during the exhibition slate. The 35-year-old Blake isn't expected to see a huge load of minutes behind Reggie Jackson at point guard, but should effectively direct the Pistons' offense when called upon from the bench.
Stan Van Gundy has confirmed that Pistons veteran guard Steve Blake would return to the court for the Friday preseason finale against the Hawks, per Aaron McMann of MLive.com.
Blake will make his preseason debut after a concussion suffered in a Sept. 30 practice left him limited for much of training camp. The veteran endured a minor setback along the way during his recovery, but resumed practicing Tuesday and Thursday to receive clearance to return to the lineup. Van Gundy said he plans on playing Blake around 20-24 minutes in preparation for the primary backup role behind Reggie Jackson at point guard once the regular season tips off.
The Pistons have reported that veteran guard Steve Blake (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday.
Blake is expected to be back on the court for Thursday practice and be cleared to play in the preseason finale Friday against Atlanta. The Pistons are counting on Blake to work as the top backup to Reggie Jackson at the point until Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is ready to assume those duties.
The Pistons have announced that veteran backup guard Steve Blake (concussion) isn't expected to return to practice until next week.
Blake was initially on track to rejoin the team for their full session Friday, but after he experienced headaches while working out, the team pushed his return timetable back. It now appears that he could be at risk of missing the remainder of the preseason, casting some doubt on his availability for the Oct. 27 regular-season opener versus the Hawks.
Pistons point guard Steve Blake passed his baseline concussion test Monday, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Blake worked out for 25 minutes on a stationary bike at practice, and could soon be in line for contact work after the he passed the first phase of concussion testing. He'll likely continue to meet with team doctors over the next couple of days just to ensure all of his concussion symptoms have dissipated, but he appears to be trending toward a return before the start of the regular season.
Pistons veteran guard Steve Blake (concussion) has missed the first two exhibition games.
Blake has yet to resume practicing after sustaining the concussion a week earlier. It's not clear when he will be back.
The Pistons have acquired veteran point guard Steve Blake from the Nets in exchange for power forward Quincy Miller, a league source has confirmed to the Detroit Free Press.
Blake, who is heading into his 13th NBA season, averaged just 4.3 points and 3.6 assists in 19 minutes per game last year.
Miller played in just 10 games for Sacramento and Detroit in 2014-15.
The Trail Blazers will send point guard Steve Blake and first-round pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to the Nets, Yahoo Sports is reporting.
Blake recently opted-in to the final year of his contract with the Blazers. He averaged 4.3 points and 3.6 assists per game in 81 games for the Blazers last season.
Hollis-Jefferson was the 23rd pick in the Thursday's draft.
Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake will remain with the team for at least one more season after he excercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, the team announced via their website.
Blake appeared in 81 games for the Trail Blazers last season, averaging 4.3 points and 3.6 assists per game as Damian Lillard's backup.