Out of the seemingly never-ending sea of Lakers rumors surrounding last night's Steve Blake trade, it has become even more apparent that the LA Lakers traded the 11-year-veteran as part of a youth movement on the roster.
As Bleacher Report's LA Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding tweeted out earlier today, GM Mitch Kupchak's main reasoning for the Steve Blake lies in young guards Kendall Marshall and Jordan Farmar--
Kupchak on Blake: "It really got to the point where needed to free up some time to look at Jordan and give Kendall the time that he earned."
— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) February 20, 2014
In exchange for Steve Blake, the LA Lakers received two young reserve guards, MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore, from the Golden State Warriors.
However, both of those guys have been back-of-the-bench players all year in Oakland, meaning in all probability the lion's share of Steve Blake's 33 minutes per game will be given over to emerging threat Kendall Marshall and the recently-returned (from injury) Jordan Farmar--in hopes of giving the LA Lakers a clearer picture of what they have going forward into the 2014-15 season and beyond.
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