Steve Blake is dope. Clearly, Denver traded Earl Boykins (aka The Double Didget Midget) because Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke checked the teamís ledger sheet and made the gas face. While the eyes of the basketball world will surely be fixated on Denver the rest of the season to witness the emerging Iverson/Anthony super duo, don't overlook Steve Blake. The former Terrapin and NCAA champ can mesh with Iverson as well as any of AI's other recent backcourt partners (this means you, Kevin Ollie). Heís quick with it, makes clever passes, has a nifty little jumper and is a vastly underrated defender. He might not go for 25 every night out, but heíll easily stack 7-8 dimes per with Carmelo and the aforementioned Answer on the wings.
From the Denver Post
Salt Lake City - When the game is on the line, give the ball to ... Steve Blake?
Suddenly, unexpectedly, that answer is yes. It is a viable option for the streaking Nuggets because Blake has quickly made it one.
When the Nuggets traded for Blake two weeks ago, the thought was the team was getting a good guard who could help keep the ball moving, primarily because he didn't need it.
But Blake has played well beyond what the Nuggets thought they were getting.
"I don't think there's any question that right now we're ahead of the curve on what we thought," Nuggets coach George Karl said.
What has stood out most is his shooting.
His field-goal percentage is 47.1 percent with Denver, up from 34.9 percent at Milwaukee. Blake is nailing 53.3 percent of his tries beyond the arc, compared to 27.9 percent with Milwaukee.
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION......earl WHO?