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Pistons’ Steve Blake out with concussion

Brooklyn Nets v Portland Trail Blazers

Brooklyn Nets v Portland Trail Blazers

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Steve Blake is going to have a role with the Pistons early in the season, backing up Reggie Jackson at the point. That role will shrink when Brandon Jennings returns, but we’re a ways away from that point, but that’s why the Pistons got him this summer — insurance..

We’re also a little bit away from seeing Blake on the court as he has been sidelined due to a concussion, reports Keith Langlois of

The protocol has him being symptom free through increasing levels of physical activity, with the results reviewed by a league neurologist. In season, you might worry about a team trying to cut the corners, but during training camp, not so much.

Bake averaged 19 minutes a game off the bench in Portland last season, he’s still a threat from three but provides the kind of play you’d expect from a 35-year-old the rest of the time. The more you see of Blake, the more trouble the Pistons’ backcourt is in.