LGW: Steve Blake Discusses Warriors’ Bench and Playoff Chances on KNBR

(Photo: Kelley L Cox / USA Today)

(Photo: Kelley L Cox / USA Today)

Steve Blake was only recently traded to the Golden State Warriors, but he sure thinks highly of his new team.

On Tuesday, Blake went on the Murph and Mac show on KNBR and showed his excitement about joining a winning team.

The Warriors were certainly excited about acquiring Blake too. When they traded for him, they acquired a player with a high basketball IQ and a strong work ethic.

Blake attributes his basketball knowledge to getting the chance to play with some great teammates over his 10-year NBA career in which he’s played for seven different teams.

He’s played with Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Gilbert Arenas, and Brandon Roy, and he also credits all the great coaches he’s played for with developing his basketball IQ.

“I’ve learned the game from a lot of different perspectives: different defensive concepts, the way coaches run offense,” Blake explained on KNBR. “For me, I just save all that stuff in my mind and try to get better from that.”

Based on his experience, he knows that team chemistry can take a basketball team far.

Blake won an NCAA Championship while he played at Maryland, and he credits that championship to the team’s commitment to playing together.

He sees that same team chemistry with the Warriors. He mentioned in his interview how impressed he was with how close the players are off the court and how they truly enjoy being around each other.

Read the rest of the article on Let’s Go Warriors.

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