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Lakers Rumors: Steve Blake Possibly Headed To The Warriors?

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The main motivation for the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the NBA trade deadline is shedding contracts and avoiding the repeater tax. It may be unfamiliar territory for the storied franchise with the team attempting to save money, but it has become clear that they aren’t competing for the playoffs at this point.

With the team’s motivation being to shed money to get under the luxury tax in order to avoid the repeater tax, Steve Blake is a candidate to be shipped out of Los Angeles before the deadline on Feb. 20.

One destination for Blake could be with the Golden State Warriors. Sam Amick of USA Today appeared on the radio show Rise Guys on 95.7 the Game and spoke about Blake potentially being headed to the Bay Area according to Mark Kreidler:

Along with Blake, another name that surfaced in a trade rumor on Monday was Jordan Hill. Apparently, the Lakers have had discussions with the Nets to send Hill to Brooklyn in another move that would simply be shedding a large contract for nothing in return.

With only a few days left until the end of the NBA trading period, the Lakers may very well make a few different moves to avoid being handed a large bill from the NBA. Blake and Hill are two candidates along with Pau Gasol that could be shipped out before Thursday’s deadline.
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  • Daryl Peek

    Blake would give them what they lost when Jarrett Jack left. I’d hate to see Blake go but if we could get Harrison Barnes out of the deal, cool.

    PER NBA trade machine that trade would work and the Warriors would increase their win total on te season and be in better shape to keep the Splash brothers together as Thompson will be looking for a new contract soon.

    • Devon Murray

      That is what ive been telling people, GSW aren’t going to be able to pay Thompson, Curry, AI, Bogurt the millions they are making already and pay HB, like OKC harden or ebaka , its either Thompson or Barnes…I for one would like that Carolina connections between Kbutta and HB again…

      • Daryl Peek

        I know they really like Harrison and may not want to let him go but Iggy is what makes Barnes expendable. Draymond Green is very good also so they are stacked at SG/SF.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      THat would an awesome move Daryi…. if HB can be had with this trade… I am all for it… HB plays the 3 and can defend the likes of LBJ and Durant, he is strong and always play with heart and pride…

      • Daryl Peek

        Barnes fits the D’Antoni system also as he’s much more consistent shooting the three, and would be reunited with his old Tar-heel mate Kendall Marshall.

  • PX

    Laker fans are nuts if they think Warriors will trade Harrison Barnes for Blake. Get real.

    • Daryl Peek

      Stranger things have happened. While Barnes is a much better player, Blake gives them what they need right now, someone to back up Curry and an expiring contract at that.

      • PX

        If Larry Riley, Garry St. Jean were still the GM of the Ws, then I can see that happening. But with Bob Myers and Lacob and co. running the show, they have clearly said they will not trade Barnes unless it is a blockbuster deal. Blake is not what I would call a blockbuster deal.

        • Daryl Peek

          I feel you on that but who gives them a better shot at winning in the playoffs? With Iggy on board Barnes is moot and does not help their depth as they need a solid vet at back up PG. Don’t underestimate the pull Mark Jackson may have in this. Mark knows the value of a Blake in a playoff run.

          • Matt

            You guys are crazy to think Blake gives the warriors a better chance of winning.

          • cj

            he does. the warriors need a back up pg badly. they would be giving up a player who they dont need because they have a better version on their team all ready. filling in their biggest need wile giving up a player who gets no pt is a good move.

          • A Fan

            It ain’t crazy man. You saw how terrible they were without Steph Curry. They’ve been in dire need of a backup PG since the departure of Jarrett Jack

          • Daryl Peek

            Lets see; Blake a back up PG who can spell Curry and manage the team well and is know for his grit defensively, not afraid of taking the big shot in crunch time, is proven in hitting big shot in crunch time both in the regular season and in the playoffs as he sealed game 6 in 11-12 VS. the NO Hornets with a game winning shot, and lets not forget Blake can play both PG and SG with Curry on the floor and the team now has another dynamic in having two ball handlers on the court at the same time who can find each other or others thus further spacing the floor for shooters like Iggy, Curry and Thompson if they decide to go small which is not an option currently.

            I completely understand the apprehension given Barnes is a budding young talent but this trade makes to much sense for what GS needs, and again Blake is an expiring contract which means no long term but the potential to resign fairly cheap if you like his audition.

    • Realist

      Let’s be totally honest man, We got pau gasol for Kwame brown, anything can happen.

      • fugazi71

        Don’t forget Marc Gasol.

        • cj

          marc was looked at as fat and lazzy. he was a throw in that just worked out.

    • Devon Murray

      It’s possible, for salary reason on the GSW side they may have to trade HB, to the Lakers for Blake, they wont be able to afford him…

  • Juice

    If the lakers get anyone it’ll probably be Marshon Brooks because he will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year as far as I know.

    • Daryl Peek

      Brooks has two years on his contract and the Lakers are stacked at SG. Couple that with Brooks being under a restriction that wont allow him to be traded in conjunction with another player to a team over the cap. Blake for Brooks straight up does not work either due to the difference in salary being too wide.

      Barnes is the only player they have on board who would fit a trade for Blake.

      • Juice

        Well, looks like we got marshon brooks , and kent bazemore.

        • Daryl Peek

          Yup. I was wrong on this one. Sad day but interesting to see how the audition goes for these two.

  • AC52

    Let’s say Barnes is somehow included in the deal, What do you guys think about Kent Bazemore or MarShon Brooks coming as well? They’re barely being used and the Lakers could get another breakout season from a role player. That’s the one good thing about D’Antoni’s system, role players always have a breakout season under him. Let’s say either one of these guys do have a breakout season with us, then we could sign them this offseason(of course with the desire of them to re-sign with us) and have more depth for next season.

    • Daryl Peek

      They can’t trade Brooks to the Lakers. See below. And Bazemore would be the likely young buck to replace Barnes off the bench.

      • AC52

        Oh yeah, I forgot Brooks was traded from the celtics…oops!

      • PX

        guess you were wrong LOL.

  • Mark B

    I like this idea. I played with the trade machine and got
    To Warriors
    Blake
    Kaman
    Young
    To Lakers
    Speights
    Barnes
    For warriors, blake is a very solid backup to Curry who can hit the 3 and doesn’t make mistakes. Kaman would be a nice backup to Bogut and Young is the quick scorer off the bench who plays better as a backup and can work off of Iggy and is a great locker room guy. Would totally strengthen the Warriors 2nd unit and would make them super dangerous come playoff time.
    For Lakers, Speights is decent…especially if they trade Hill they will need a body in there. Dude plays defense for sure. He can be a low level starter or maybe a backup for Love in a couple of years (3 year contract). Barnes can be a 15-18 point starter in the league and will fill the SF position hole that’s MWP left when his skills took a massive nosedive seemingly over night.
    For the Warriors, gives them a much better chance to come out of the West in a season that doesn’t have a single convincing dominant team on that side. For the Lakers, couple of decent building blocks for their rebuild. I like it for both sides.

    • rob

      No way they get Barnes period, stop being delusional people, Blake for a second round pick,it’s a salary dump,no way they trade Barnes.

      • cj

        but the warriors cant do that move. they have to send some one back.

      • Devon Murray

        GSW may not have a choice, they are not going to be able to extend HB, with Curry, AI, Bogurt are all making high 10+ million a year they are going to extend Klay, on cap space alone they are going to have to trade HB, it may not be to the Lakers, but they going to either trade him or let him walk, and the FO of GSW aren’t letting that happen…they have to decide to either extend Klay or Harrison, its the same boat OKC was in with Harden and Ibaka… with that notion Blake contract and adding Wesley they may just go for that trade…

  • Matt

    They aren’t giving up Barnes for Blake. Period. Jerry west
    Won’t let that happen

    • Mark B

      Barnes’ Per is 10.5 this season, lower than almost anyone on the lakers…worst than Sacre. He has only hit 10+ FG’s in a game once this season and has 3 0-fers in the last 3 weeks. West knows about building a team and winning titles, not betting on prospects. Lakers have the luxury of gambling right now, West needs to make his roster work now or GSW may never have another shot at this…

    • chewbacca49

      Jerry west is the one that gave the Lakers pau. Yes he would do that.

      • Daryl Peek

        Sorry but West was no longer the GM of the Griz when the Gasol trade went down. West had resigned his position the season before that trade. The Griz were in the midst of selling everything in order to make the team bad so they could sell the team as the owner had been trying to do that for a few years.

        • raid

          Ur dumb man west was still with the griz when he made that trade

          • Daryl Peek

            “The Grizzlies finished the 2006–07 season with a league-worst 22–60 record, and Jerry West announced his resignation from his position as the team’s general manager shortly after the end of the regular season. On June 18, 2007, the Grizzlies named former Boston Celtics GM Chris Wallace as the team’s General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations, replacing the retired West.

            Gene Bartow was named the Grizzlies’ President of Basketball Operations on August 16, 2007. On February 1, 2008, Pau Gasol was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, rights to Marc Gasol (Pau’s younger brother), and 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks”

            West was long gone when Gasol was traded to the Lakers. SMH at name calling when you know nothing about the facts. Stop believing what others say and do your homework before you open your mouf. Thanks in advanced.

        • chewbacca49

          The last move he made with Memphis was that trade. He wasn’t the official GM but he was the person who pulled the trigger on that trade. Brown I know all things laker. Go Google it

          • Daryl Peek

            “At the present time, the Grizzlies are sitting at 13 wins, and are one of the worst teams in the league this year and last year. Grizzlies’ General Manager Chris Wallace saw this move as a precursor to a potentially big spending summer coming up by getting rid of Pau’s massive contract.”

            We’ll agree to disagree. I wont profess to be all knowing but I’ve been doing my homework on the Lakers since 1976. West was completely out of the picture and he’s on record saying so.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I would love to see us get Harrison Barnes for Steve Blake.If not then a TPE and future pick would is fine with me tbh.Blake is better than Kirk this season and rumors ran rampant that Warriors were offering Harrison for Kirk the Bulls basically didn’t complete the deal.Lakers would pay Harrison good money with a extension.I have serious doubts that the Warriors would ever trade Harrison Barnes to us,we might have to include Wesley Johnson as a sweetner.

    • Devon Murray

      I agree Lakersheatbeef, however GSW may not have a choice, they are not going to be able to extend HB, with Curry, AI, Bogurt…they have to decide to either extend Klay or Harrison, its the same boat OKC was in with Harden and Ibaka… with that notion and adding Wesley they may just go for that trade..

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Add Wesley Johnson and Warriors say yes IMO.

  • A Fan

    if they’re gonna give up Hill, Blake, and Pau, at least get some draft picks in return. Trading them for nothing just to shed salary would be a dumb move imo since all three of them are valuable role players.

  • LA Leakers For Life

    ever since jerry buss took over as a owner.. things in lalaland got screwed up. To many injury are hurting lakers and yet no action, majority of the people want mike gone and yet to action, to many home lost game and plus last in league and yet to action. Wake Up Jerry Buss look at your team, time to get some action up in here and get back to winning championship again. All you need to do is fire mike everyone would play for you. Hope to see some action at the trade deadline and at 2014 offseason signing free agents stars.

    • Matt Williams

      SMH…… Jerry is the father who passed away. Jim is the son who has half control of the Lakers.

    • Daryl Peek

      It’s been one season with a losing record under Jimmy and Mitch. Dr. Buss and Jerry West had back to back losing seasons that were just as bad if not worse than this from 92-94 and neither of those teams had injuries. Calm down people. We’ve seen this before and it wont be the last time.

  • Matt Williams

    We need to do something with Steve Nash’s contract. Send him to Toronto or something. And ultimately firing D’Antoni.

  • quickster007

    The first thing the Lakers needs to do is get rid of the coach and Steve Nash. The Phoenix experiment does not work. Nash is too old and injury prone. Bring in another coach, like Phil Jackson or Kurt Rambis and let him have inputs of what players to bring. The Lakers are too old . I’d say draft a point guard like Dante Exum. Next, get rid of Pau or let him walk. 19 millions will be off the books. Go after, Kevin Love to play the power forward spot. Get rid of Nash and his 9 millions per season. If the Lakers can pull a trade for Steve Blake and Harrison Barnes I highly doubt it but if they can put him at small forward that would be great. In 2016, when Kobe leaves, 24 millions will be off the books, go after a top free agent to play the center position. I’d say Andre Drummond or Anthony Davis for the center spot. For the shooting guard Nick Young or Xavier Henry can fill that spot.

  • Marty Susman

    I have been saying for week’s Blake needs to be in Golden State. They NEED a bench scoring/point guard & Steve is the one for them… The Lakers don’t have to worry about Golden State, before the Lakers are ready to be in the winners circle it will be 2016/2017 & Golden State shot will be over…. Yes it would be GREAT to get back Harrison Barnes as the new small wing.

  • bleedblue213

    Am a die hard laker fan but get real no way we would get Barnes or Thompson in trade especially if we’re only giving them Blake lol

  • Ronald Velez

    LAL: Nerlens Noel
    Omeka Okafor

    PHI: Anthony Bennett
    Alex Len
    Archie Goodwin
    Alonzo Gee
    1st rd pck 2014
    Phx via (Ind)
    1st rd pck 2015
    Cavs via (Mem)

    PHX: Pau Gasol
    Evan Turner
    Tyler Zeller

    CLE: Thaddeus Young
    Gerald Green

    Part 2

    LAL: Harrison Barnes

    GSW: Steve Blake

    • C*HarrisTHEboss

      Here he goes again with the nonsense

      • Ronald Velez

        Then don’t comment or read my nonsense. You seem to really enjoy reading nonsense. For your imformation, Blake is rumored to be traded to Golden State. You don’t think the Lakers would ask for Barnes since Golden State can’t keep both him and Thompson. Another thing, explain how my trades are nonsense and 2 if mines are nonsense then you think of better ones. You also know that these trades are hypothetical which means they really aren’t going to happen so why get upset over fake trades that probably won’t happen. Honestly dude you need to chill.

        • C*HarrisTHEboss

          The blake trade is all over the internet so you didn’t really create that idea yourself- and that first one makes no sense at all. Why the hell would we trade Pau for a hurt rookie and an expiring contract.

          • Ronald Velez

            The Lakers are getting an expiring contract in Omeka Okafor and they don’t have to pay his salary because it is part of an insurance policy. His contract will come off their books in the offseason. Second, Nerlen Noel is a 19-year-old athletic defensive rim protector who could be a building block for the Lakers going forward. The Lakers would be willing to acquire him because they aren’t going to make the playoffs anyway and it’s not like they’re playing for anything this season so they would be willing to get Noel as a young asset. When he’s healthy, he can be an impactful player for them on the defensive end. People forget that he would have been the # 1 overall pick if he didn’t tore his ACL.

  • Marty Susman

    Blake & Johnson for Harrison Barnes would be a good move for both parties. The Lakers will be worthless until at least 2016/2017 meaning Blake won’t still be any good three years from now to come back & hurt them.

  • gsw1987

    Haha blake for barnes lol blake sucks that wud nt do ntn for the warriors

  • PX

    Blake for Bazemore and Brooks. Silly Faker fans, thinking you guys can get Harrison Barnes? lol.

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