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NBA notes: Steve Blake signs with the Trail Blazers
NBA notes: Steve Blake signs with the Trail Blazers

Steve Blake is going back to the Portland Trail Blazers. 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 Lakers, Clippers and Golden State Warriors. He kept a home in the Portland area. Blake has averaged 6.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds over an 11-year NBA career. Last season he averaged 6.9 points and 5.6 assists, splitting the season between the Lakers and Warriors. "I don't think I could have gone to a...

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