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Steve Blake reaches four-year deal to join Lakers

July 2, 2010 |  3:56 pm

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.

-Mike Bresnahan

twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan


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