Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA reports:

Steve Blake

Lakers reserve guard Steve Blake won’t be adding any stamps to his passport anytime soon, however.

“If we’re not having a season then I’m going to take the time to enjoy my kids and be with my wife and spend more time in Portland at my regular home, and just use the opportunity to just continue to work out and improve myself,” Blake said in a recent phone interview. “I’ve prepared myself for this financially, so I don’t need to go overseas and do it for the money.”

Blake and his wife, Kristen, have three young boys — Nicholas, Jamison and Zachary — but if he were a less-attached man he could see himself traveling the globe to continue to play basketball.

“More power to those guys,” Blake said. “Let them go play basketball, the game they love, and make some money doing it. If they don’t want to let us play here, they’ll play somewhere else. If I didn’t have three kids and wife, I’d probably go play somewhere as well.”