"I really sat down and envisioned life after basketball. I really saw myself not playing." - Mo Williams after LeBron James left Cleveland.

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Steve Blake - PG, 6'3, 172
Detroit Pistons - Acquired via sign and trade in July 2015
       Date of birth: 02/26/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 38th pick, 2003
     Out of: Maryland
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Right

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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