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Steve Blake - PG, 6'3, 172
Retired - Retired in 2016
       Date of birth: 02/26/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 38th pick, 2003
     Out of: Maryland
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

2003 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 38th overall by Washington.
21st August, 2003 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Washington.
20th September, 2005 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year, $2.08 million offer sheet with Portland.
29th September, 2005 NBA Washington declined to match Portland's offer sheet.
31st July, 2006 NBA Traded by Portland, along with Brian Skinner and Ha Seung-Jin, to Milwaukee in exchange for Jamaal Magloire.
11th January, 2007 NBA Traded by Milwaukee to Denver in exchange for Earl Boykins, Julius Hodge and cash.
13th July, 2007 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed three year, $12.5 million contract with Portland.
16th February, 2010 NBA Traded by Portland, along with Travis Outlaw, to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Marcus Camby.
8th July, 2010 NBA Signed a four year, $16 million contract with L.A. Lakers.
19th February, 2014 NBA Traded by L.A. Lakers to Golden State in exchange for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.
10th July, 2014 NBA Signed a two year, $4,247,465 contract with Portland. Included player option for 2015/16.
18th June, 2015 NBA Exercised 2015/16 player option.
2015 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Portland, along with the draft rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (#23), to Brooklyn in exchange for Mason Plumlee and the draft rights to Pat Connaughton (#41).
13th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Brooklyn to Detroit in exchange for Quincy Miller.
22nd October, 2016 Australia Signed for the remainder of the season with Sydney Kings.
29th November, 2016 Australia Left Sydney Kings.
When: Where:
1999 - 2003 Maryland (NCAA)
July 2003 Washington Wizards (Summer League)
August 2003 - June 2005 Washington Wizards (NBA)
September 2005 - July 2006 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2006 - January 2007 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
January 2007 - June 2007 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
July 2007 - February 2010 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
February 2010- June 2010 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2010 - February 2014 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
February 2014 - June 2014 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
June 2015 - July 2015 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
October 2016 - November 2016 Sydney Kings (Australia)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

Salaries for option years in contracts cannot be for a lesser salary than the salary of the previous season. But no such stipulation applies to unguaranteed years. One such example of this is with the recently expired contracts of Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw. Blake's contract paid $4.25 million in its first two seasons, dropping to $4 million in the final one; Outlaw's contract was $4 million for two seasons and then $3.6 mil for the third. By making the final seasons for the duo unguaranteed, even though they had June 30th guarantee dates that made them basically team options, the Blazers were able to use the lower salary trick.

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   The amount of cap room teams will actually have, updated, again

Two years after last having cap space - and buggering it up - the Clippers are back in the mix. Their upcoming free agents are to be Steve Blake, Rasual Butler, Travis Outlaw, Mardy Collins, Drew Gooden, Craig Smith, Steve Novak, Bobby Brown and Brian Skinner - some nice role players in there, but no one worth jeopardising possible cap room for. (Furthermore, Gooden has already agreed to sign with Milwaukee, and Blake has agreed to sign with the L.A. Lakers.)

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