Injury Update. Steve Blake has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to be out a minimum of 6 weeks.
Confirmed what @Mike_Bresnahan initially reported that Steve Blake has hyper-extended right elbow.
With Nash out, Jodie Meeks will start at shooting guard, Steve Blake will start at the 1.
The Lakers give out their "probable" starters for opening night: Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Nick Young, Shawne Williams & Pau Gasol
Los Angeles Times "Strange question about Steve Blake — what exactly is he? Point guard or shooting guard? He has been the point man since picking up a basketball in his Florida high school days but he keeps popping up in the Lakers' starting lineup as a shooter next to Steve Nash. "I'm a utility guy. Put..." October 24
No changes to injured Lakers guys: Nash, Blake, World Peace, Meeks and, of course, Kobe all out today.
It's official: No Nash, no Metta World Peace, no Blake, no Meeks for Sunday's Laker game.
ESPN Los Angeles "Get ready for the Darius Morris era, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Morris, a seldom-used, second-year guard, likely will start Friday's Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs because of injuries to Steve Blake and Steve Nash. Blake is out indefinitely after an..." April 26
Stave Blake is out indefinitely with a strained hammy. Nash received two epidurals and a cortisone shot and is doubtful. Meeks also doubtful
L.A. Daily News "As he moved around the perimeter of the court here at AT&T Center, Steve Blake conveyed everything with his body language regarding his most productive season in his three years with the Lakers. Blake constantly moved in rhythm. He looked determined and confident. And most important, the..." April 24
Lakers offering Steve Blake, Chris Duhon, Devin Ebanks, Darius Morris for 2nd-rounders, sources say. Looking to unload, free roster spots.
Orange County Register "Backup point guard Steve Blake has encountered complications following surgery for a torn abdominal muscle and there is no timetable for his return, the Lakers said Tuesday. Blake was originally diagnosed with an abdominal strain Nov. 12, but when the injury did not respond to usual treatment..." January 16
Los Angeles Times "Once thought to have too many point guards, the Lakers suddenly could use at least one high-quality backup. They aren't expected to add any to their holiday shopping list, despite announcing Monday that Steve Blake would require surgery to repair his torn abdominal muscle and miss a minimum of..." December 04
Silver Screen And Roll "The Lakers will not be getting Steve Blake back anytime soon. Initial reports about Blake's abdominal strain were that he would simply need to rest and rehab the injury in order to return to the floor. As it turns out, Blake actually needs surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle, the team just..." December 03
L.A. Daily News "Mike Brown made it perfectly clear Monday why he's picked backup Steve Blake to finish games as the Lakers point guard in favor of starter Ramon Sessions. Blake has simply been better, Brown said before Game 5. Brown liked Blake's hard-nosed play. Brown didn't like Sessions' lack of..." May 22
L.A. Daily News "Steve Blake has played in 590 games during his NBA career. Darius Morris played in two before Saturday night. With the veteran Blake sidelined for up to a month because of a fracture of the cartilage where the ribs meet the sternum, Lakers coach Mike Brown planned to turn to the rookie..." January 15
Los Angeles Times "For a team that's played only 14 games, the Lakers don't have much in reserve. Their bench entered Saturday night's game against the Clippers averaging an NBA-worst 21.3 points per game. Things bottomed out Friday against Cleveland when the Lakers reserves combined for only four points. And..." January 15
Los Angeles Times "Derek Fisher has started every game at point guard for the Lakers. The fourth quarters have usually been the domain of Steve Blake. The backup point guard played all 12 minutes against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Staples Center, helping the Lakers emerge with a 108-99..." January 05
Los Angeles Times "Steve Blake is making more shots in part because the misses no longer bother him as much. "Being with these guys for a while," the veteran guard said of his Lakers teammates, "when you miss a shot you're not as hard on yourself anymore." There was no need for self-doubt Wednesday night at..." December 23
Los Angeles Times "The Lakers are hoping for a good two weeks, and it isn't entirely about the playoffs. Reserve guard Steve Blake has chicken pox, a common but contagious illness typically reserved for children. The Lakers can only hope nobody else gets it. Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Ron Artest have never..." April 13