If the announcement that Phil Jackson agreed to return as the Lakers coach in pursuit of his fourth three-peat was the team’s biggest offseason news, up next came the signing of free agent point guard Steve Blake, which the team stated on Thursday.
Blake played the final 29 games of the 2009-10 campaign across town with the Clippers after nearly three seasons in Portland, averaging 6.8 points and 6.1 assists, while turning in his best performance of the season with a triple-double finale against the Lakers.
On April 14, the 6-3 guard made 8-of-12 field goals (4-of-6 threes) for 23 points, dished 11 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds with two steals in a 107-91 win over the Purple and Gold in a game that now seems like an audition.
To reflect on that game and Blake’s tenure with the Clippers while keeping an eye towards how he might fit in with the Lakers, we called up Clippers play-by-play man Brian Sieman, who watched Blake up close and personal from February through April.
We recorded the podcast on Tuesday – thus the “we have nothing official until July 8″ you’ll here in the introduction. To listen, click play below: