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On Day 1 of free agency the Portland Trail Blazers inquired about the interest of veteran free agent point guard Steve Blake, league sources informed CSNNW.com.
These sources that requested anonymity describes the call to his representatives as merely a “feeler ” inquiry with sides expected to reengage down the road.
Blake, 34, is no stranger to the city of Portland. He played three and a half seasons with the team and loved his experience so much that he purchased a home in Portland where his family resides in the offseason. We’re told by one of the sources that Blake “would love to come back to Portland to play for the Trail Blazers.”
Portland is in dire need of frontcourt depth and that is where their primary focus lies, however the backup point guard position may need to be addressed if the they are unable to bring back Mo Williams.
Blake has a career average of 6.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting a staggering 39 percent from three-point range. Last season he played for the Los Angeles Lakers before being traded to the Golden State Warriors.