Steve Blake reaches four-year deal to join Lakers
In case Derek Fisher doesn’t come back, the Lakers have some insurance.
The Lakers agreed to terms on a four-year, $16 million deal with veteran point guard Steve Blake on Friday, giving them a pass-first player with a decent three-point touch.
Blake made $4.25 million last season with the Clippers and Portland.
Blake, 30, averaged 6.8 points and 6.1 assists in 29 games with the Clippers while shooting a commendable 43.7% from three-point range.
In his seven-year career, Blake has averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 assists with Washington, Portland, Denver, Milwaukee and the Clippers.
Earlier Friday, a source close to Fisher said the 35-year-old veteran wanted at least a two-year deal worth at least $10 million. Fisher made $5 million last season and was an integral part of the Lakers’ championship run.
Blake cannot officially sign with the Lakers until the free-agent moratorium ends July 8.