Apr 27, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Steve Blake (25) shoots the basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 118-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks expected to chase Steve Blake in free agency


It’s no secret that the New York Knicks need an upgrade at the point guard position badly as the thought of Raymond Felton running the triangle offense, or any other offense for that matter, is a scary thought.

Apr 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Steve Blake (25) shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second quarter of game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Felton was recently told by Knicks team president Phil Jackson that he will likely be traded in the offseason, leading Knicks fans to ask one question.

Who in the world will replace him?

With that in mind it looks like Jackson could turn to a payer he knows very well in Golden State Warriors point guard Steve Blake.

According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, the Knicks are expected to target the veteran Blake as with only their tax payers’ MLE and veteran minimum contracts to offer, the Knicks won’t be able to make major upgrades at a position of dire need.

That means targeting short-term fill ins such as Blake.

Blake is 34 years old and is coming off a season in which he registered a PER of only 11 in a little over 27 minutes per game for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors.

However he does have experience running the triangle, even though he spent only one year with Jackson in Los Angeles (2010-11).

If you see the Knicks target a guy like Blake, it likely wouldn’t be as a starter as the Knicks would likely end up going with a point guard by committee type of situation with Blake, or whoever they bring in, and Pablo Prigioni.

Blake averaged 6.9 points and 5.8 assists this season and boasts career marks of 6.9 points and 4.0 assists per game.

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