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Blake says he has deal with Lakers

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Steve Blake says he has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Blake told Portland radio station 95.5 FM on Friday that he has a four-year deal with the two-time defending champions, who might lose starting point guard Derek Fisher in free agency.

NBA teams can’t sign players until next week.

The veteran point guard could replace the 35-year-old Fisher, who won his fifth title with the Lakers last month but is an unrestricted free agent. Fisher said he would like to return to the Lakers, but could be looking for a bigger deal than the team could offer.

Blake, a seven-year veteran, played for Portland and the Clippers last season.