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
Doug McDermott (back) did not practice Tuesday.
It was reported on Saturday that McDermott suffered a setback on Saturday which caused him to miss a game. It looks like now, it could be more than a one game setback. He has not been a consistent part of the rotation, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Dion Waiters (foot) did not practice Tuesday.
RIght now, Waiters should be considered questionable for the Thunder's Wednesday night match up against the Mavericks. Coach Brooks said his foot is feeling better but still not 100%. Andre Roberson has already been ruled out, which means Anthony Morrow could be in line for all the minutes he can handle if Waiters is unable to play. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Nick Collison and Andre Roberson remain out with those sprained ankles. Neither have practiced.
We originally heard "at least 10-days" without Collison on March 21st when he sprained his ankle. The Thunder have been so depleted with injuries, it has been amazing what they've been able to accomplish. Kevin Durant is now out for the season, it looks like Serge Ibaka won't be back until the end of the regular season which could be the end of Oklahoma City's season and Enes Kanter is struggling with an ankle issue. Steven Adams and Mitch McGary have had to carry the load. Analysis: Drew Phelps