Free agency is upon us, while most of us are caught up in the drama of where the "BIG THREE" go, the Lakers are looking to put the right role players in place, in their quest for a third straight NBA title.
The signing of point guard Steve Blake was a savvy move by Laker General Manager Mitch Kupchak. While living in Portland, I have had the opportunity first hand to see him in action, only to leave me wishing he was running the triangle offense for the Lakers. He has great court vision, and did an exceptional job of getting the ball to Brandon Roy whern and where he wanted it. Steve Blake will no doubt do the same for Kobe Bryant.
Blake’s shooting ability from inside the three and from beyond the arch will enable him to get some easy buckets for the Lakers when they rotate the ball. However, he is still a point guard at heart, and will do the honorable thing, setting up his teammates in the post for alley-opps and easy scores as well as hitting Kobe on the wing, time and time again.