Portland Trail Blazers have reached an agreement with guard Steve Blake. The deal is reportedly for two-years at $4.2 million with a player option for year two.
The 11-year veteran heads back to Portland where he spent the 2005-2006 season and from 2007-2010. Last season he opened the year with the Lakers and averaged 9.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 27 starts. He was traded to the Warriors in the second half where he was hardly used. He'll serve as a back-up point guard for the Trail Blazers this year.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tom Brady completed 23-of-42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 30-24 OT loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Brady turned in one of his better games of the season and Sunday and while he's certainly had better numbers in previous games it is hard to ignore the lack of weapons on the offensive side of the ball that he had at his disposal with injuries to Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola over the last three weeks. Brady tossed three more touchdown passes on Sunday night, connecting with Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler and Brandon Bolden for the scores. Late in the fourth quarter the Patriots passing attack suffered another tremendous blow as Rob Gronkowski was carted off with a knee injury which at the time appeared to be severe and yet Brady still managed to drive the Patriots down the field for a game tying field goal try to send the contest into OT. If Gronk is forced to miss any extended amount of time the fantasy impact for Brady will take another big blow as the available offensive weapons will be reduced to the very bottom of the depth chart. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba