Steve Blake or Chris Duhon: Who Should Back Up Steve Nash?

October 6th, 2012 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
According to the OCRegister, Los Angeles Lakers' point guard Steve Blake may have a slight edge over Chris Duhon when it comes to backing up starter Steve Nash, based on his previous experience with the team.

Head coach Mike Brown said Blake had been playing great basketball during informal workouts before a foot injury forced him to miss the beginning of training camp.

Using Blake to spell Nash seems like a sound decision when you consider that Blake is a 40 percent career three-point shooter compared to Duhon's 36 percent, and the Lakers should expect a fair amount of open perimeter shots due to the attention that Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol will command in the paint.

Beyond Nash and Jodie Meeks, the Lakers don't have anyone else on the roster who can be considered as a reliable, consistent three-point threat which makes Blake's touch from long distance crucial, but this theory ignores his liabilities on the defensive end.

Blake is a streaky shooter and when he's hot he can definitely help the Lakers, but it's a safe bet that whoever Blake is defending when he's in the game will be helping his own team as well by punishing Blak ...

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