The Warriors have their back-up point guard, and the Swag time Lakers got even swaggier as Steve Blake trades places with Kent Bazemore. The trade was announced just over an hour before the Lakers were set to tip-off the visiting Houston Rockets.
The Warriors gain a prize piece in their rotation as Blake will hopefully fill a void left by Jarrett Jack in the past off-season, they just hope that he stays healthy at least for the rest of the season. The Lakers also win in this trade as they off-load a veteran player who hasn’t played as much basketball as they would have liked, and gain an energetic young player that can grow into a real force.
A Lot of Point guards
The Warriors made the trade after acquiring Jordan Crawford from the Boston Celtics, who thrived as a starter in the East, but struggled off the bench in the West. It will be a challenge for the Warriors coaching staff to find the right mix minutes to get all their three point guards to be effective.