The team announced the free-agent guard's signing Thursday. The two-year contract is worth a reported $4.2 million with a player option for the second year.
Blake has had two previous stints with the Trail Blazers, most recently from 2007 to 2010, becoming a fan favorite before going on to play for the
Blake has averaged 6.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds over an 11-year
"I don't think I could have gone to a team that wasn't playing for the playoffs or playing for the championship, and that's what I expect to have here," Blake told reporters on Thursday. "There is no better place to play basketball. I love it here."
The Trail Blazers can use the 6-foot-3 Blake to help back up All-Star guard
"Steve is the perfect fit for our team," Coach
Blake also has a relationship with center
Offer sheet update
The Dallas Mavericks formally delivered the offer sheet for
The Rockets have 72 hours to decide whether to match the three-year, $46-million deal.
Though reports from Houston have indicated that the team will match the offer, the Rockets are certain to wait until the last minute to do so because that will tie the Mavericks' hands in executing any Plan B scenarios. Plus, the Rockets still are in negotiations with
And if the Rockets do match the offer?
"We've got a lot of grease boards in that office up there with lots of different scenarios," president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. "I can't tell you which scenario is going pan out, but one of them is going to pan out.
"We will have a small forward with the Mavericks next year. Guaranteed."
Too much for Meeks?
The buzz among agents and front-office executives during the NBA summer league in Orlando is that the
Critics say that Meeks was a product of the Lakers' high-scoring system and isn't worth the three years and $19.5 million the Pistons agreed to July 1.
"You can always look at every deal and find people that got paid lower amounts of money or whatever, but you can also find people who got paid higher, so it comes down to individual situations and what you need and again, for us, he was the guy we made sure we got," Van Gundy said. "I thought we had to be very aggressive early on to get that done, and we did that."
With all signs pointing to
The Bulls are heavily involved with Gasol, who also is being courted by the Lakers, Spurs,
The Bulls, whose ideal situation would be a sign-and-trade transaction with the Lakers for Gasol involving