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
Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a grand slam against Detroit on Thursday.
Like several of his teammates, Iannetta has been bitten by the bad BABIP bug so far this season. However, Iannetta strikes out too much to ever help out in the batting average category. But he may not be as much of a drag going forward. The more concerning issue is his power, which, going back to last season, has been significantly reduced in his last 500 plate appearances. On the wrong side of 30, Iannetta may not see his power stroke return. Analysis: Brett Talley