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Steve Blake biography

Date of birth : 1980-02-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hollywood, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-27
Credited as : Professional basketball player NBA, plays for the Los Angeles Lakers,

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Career

Selected by Washington in the second round (38th pick overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft ... Signed with Portland as a free agent 9/19/05 ... Acquired by Milwaukee from Portland along with Ha Seung-Jin and Brian Skinner for Jamaal Magloire 7/31/06 ... Acquired by Denver from Milwaukee in exchange for Earl Boykins 1/11/07 ... Signed with Portland as a free agent 7/13/07 ... Acquired by the LA Clippers from Portland along with Travis Outlaw and cash considerations in exchange for Marcus Camby ... Has recorded 16 career 20+ point games, two 10+ rebound games, 29 10+ assist games, 18 double-doubles and one triple-double (23 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists 4/14/10 vs. LA Lakers).

Background

2009-10: Appeared in 80 games (38 starts) with Portland and the LA Clippers, averaging 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 27.0 minutes ... Ranked 13th league-wide in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.97) ... Appeared in 51 games (28 starts) with Portland, averaging 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists ... Led Portland in assists15 times and scored 10+ points 17 times ... Posted 20 points and 10 assists 2/10 at Phoenix ... Recorded 11 points and 10 assists 1/23 at Detroit ... Scored 18 points (4-6 3FG), including 15 in the second half 1/15 vs. Orlando ... Had streak of 172 straight starts come to end 12/15 vs. Sacramento ... In 29 games (10 starts) with the Clippers, averaged 6.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists ... Started Clippers debut, posting three points and a game-high nine assists in 32 minutes 2/17 vs. Atlanta ... Recorded 11 points and 12 assists 2/20 vs. Sacramento for 16th career double-double and 3rd of season ... Totaled 9 points and 12 assists 3/31 at Toronto ... Tallied 9 points and 13 assists 4/12 vs. Dallas ... Recorded first career triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists 4/14 vs.LA Lakers.

2008-09: Appeared in 69 games (69 starts), averaging 11.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.00 steals and 31.7 minutes … Finished fifth in the NBA with a 3.22 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Led Portland in assists 30 times (including ties) ... Ranked 13th in the league and first on the team among qualifiers in 3-point percentage (140-328, 42.7%) ... Tallied four double-doubles … Scored 10+ points 38 times and 20+ seven times … Handed out 10+ assists five times … Led Portland in steals 20 times (including ties) … Notched a season-high tying 22 points 3/23 vs. Philadelphia ... Tied a career high with six 3-pointers (of 10) in netting 21 points 3/21 at Milwaukee ... Tied the NBA record for assists in a quarter with 14 in the first quarter, breaking the franchise record for assists in a quarter and a half, and finished with a season-high 17 assists 2/22 vs. L.A. Clippers … Totaled a season-high tying 22 points and 10 assists 12/18 vs. Phoenix ... Notched a season-high tying 22 points (4-8 3-PT) 11/22 at Phoenix ... Knocked down a career-high tying six 3-pointers (6-10) in scoring 20 points 11/21 at Sacramento ... Started all six playoff games for Portland, averaging playoff career-highs of 9.8 points (.489 FG%, .417 3FG%), 4.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 38.5 minutes ... Totaled playoff career-highs in points (16) and assists (10) 4/24 vs. Houston.

2007-08: Appeared in 81 games (78 starts), averaging 8.5 points, 5.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 29.9 minutes in 81 games (78 starts) … Finished the season ranked 7th among NBA leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.65), 21st in 3-point percentage (40.6%) and 23rd in assists (5.1) ... Led the team in assists 34 times, ranking 2nd among teammates … Ranked 2nd on team in assists (5.1) and 3FGM (121) … Scored in double-digits 34 times including three 20+ point games ... Handed out 10+ assists four times ... Posted three double-doubles ... Scored a season-high 24 points 1/9 vs. Golden State ... Totaled 15 points and a season-high 11 assists 3/21 vs. LA Clippers.

2006-07: Averaged 6.4 points, 5.0 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 82 games played with Milwaukee and Denver… In 33 games (two starts) with Milwaukee, posted averages of 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 17.7 minutes ... Scored 10+ points four times with the Bucks ... With Denver, Blake posted a 25-15 record as a starter, averaging 8.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 33.5 minutes in 49 games … Logged a 3.21assist-to-turnover ratio in Denver … Handed out 10+ assists nine times and posted three double-doubles (all with Denver) ... Handed out a career-high 18 assists 2/14 at Minnesota ... Scored a career-high 25 points 1/14 at Portland ... Appeared in 5 playoff games (all starts) with Denver, averaging 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 36.0 minutes.

2005-06: In 68 games (57 starts) with the Trail Blazers, averaged 8.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 26.2 minutes … Ranked 3rd in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.69) and 16th in 3-point percentage (.413) ... Scored 10+ points 23 times and 20+ points twice ... Handed out 10+ assists four times ... Posted three double-doubles ... Totaled 12 points and 10 assists 3/15 at New Jersey ... Recorded 18 points and season-high 13 assists 3/12 vs. Phoenix ... Posted 19 points and a season-high 13 assists 12/16 vs. Oklahoma City ... Scored a season-high 23 points 3/5 at Houston.

2004-05: Appeared in 44 games(one start) with the Washington Wizards ... Averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists ... Posted 3 10+ points games ... Missed 29 games because of injury ... Activated from injured list 11/20 after missing first eight games of season recovering from right ankle surgery ... Sat out 11 games (from 12/3-12/26) with a left foot arch strain, then was sidelined for another 11 (from 1/6-1/26) with a sprained left ankle ... Handed out a season-high six assists 12/31 at Boston ... Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds 2/25 at Chicago ... Totaled a season-high 17 points, five rebounds and five assists 2/27 vs. Sacramento ... Tied a season-high with 17 points 3//16 at Atlanta ... Averaged 0.5 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.5 assists in four playoff games (17 total minutes).

2003-04: Averaged 5.9 points (38.6% FG, 37.1% 3-PT, 82.1% FT), 1.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 75 games (14 starts) as a rookie with the Wizards ... Scored in double-figures 16 times including one 20+ point game ... Scored a season-high 21 points 3/21 vs. Miami ... Recorded first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds 3/23 at Utah ...Tallied 16 points and a season-high eight assists 1/14 at New Jersey.

College: As a junior, started in the backcourt along with NBA veteran Juan Dixon on the University of Maryland’s 2002 NCAA Championship team ... Named First Team All-ACC as a senior ... Finished his four-year collegiate career as the Terrapins’ all-time leader in assists with 972, the fifth-highest total in NCAA history and the fourth highest ever in the ACC ... Became the first player in ACC history to record at least 1,000 points, 800 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals ... Maryland’s all-time leader in games played (136) and minutes played (4,312) ... Averaged 11.6 points as a senior and ranked seventh in the NCAA with 7.1 assists per game ... Was second in the NCAA in assists as a junior, averaging 7.9 assists a contest ... Set Maryland’s single-season assists record that year with 286 ... Led the ACC in assists as a sophomore (6.9 apg), becoming the first Terrapin to do so since John Lucas in 1974.

Personal

Steve and wife, Kristin, have three sons, Nicholas, Jameson and infant Zachary, born this past August … Majored in criminology and criminal justice at Maryland ... Played his prep basketball at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy at Mouth of Wilson, Va., and graduated fourth in his senior class ... Is the youngest of four children with three older sisters … Follows the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami football team … Enjoys golfing in his spare time.

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