Steve Blake’s time with the Brooklyn Nets lasted all of 18 days. After a draft day trade where both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Blake joined the Nets, Blake is on the move again, this time to Detroit. In exchange for Blake Detroit sent Quincy Miller, who is expected to be released, according to RealGM.
Offloading Blake saves the team $2.2 million, paired with the release of Cory Jefferson the team saved an aggregate $3 million today. Not only was there financial incentive to rid of Blake, but a crowded backcourt of four point guards was bound for at least one casualty. Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin and Ryan Boatright remain to run the team in the point guard position.
Miller averages 4.3 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game and 0.5 blocks per game. Last season in 10 games with the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons he averaged 2.9 points per game, 2 rebounds per game and 0.5 blocks per game. After the acquisition of Andrea Bargnani yesterday paired with front court depth of Thomas Robinson, Thaddeus Young, Willie Reed, Chris McCullough and Brook Lopez space for Miller on the team seems limited. Should the Nets waive him by Wednesday as anticipated they will not have to pay him his contract of $980K.