Lakers trade Steve Blake to Warriors for MarShon Brooks, Kent Bazemore

The Golden State Warriors have their backup point guard.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Steve Blake to the Warriors for guards MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore, @Catfishhughes reports.

Blake, who turns 34 next week, has averaged 9.5 points and 7.6 assists in 27 games for the Lakers this season. He missed a month and a half with a torn elbow ligament but otherwise has provided steady leadership at point guard.

The Warriors have searched for a backup point guard since letting Jarrett Jack sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason. They traded for the Boston Celtics’ Jordan Crawford, but he has struggled off their bench after thriving as the Celtics’ starter.

Blake should be a good fit to play with and behind All-Star Stephen Curry while also adding another three-point shooter to the mix. The Warriors will be Blake’s eighth team, though his 3½-year stint with the Lakers was his longest.

The Lakers made the trade to save money, as they will cut salary but also luxury tax payments.

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