Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blake Working on a 250K Bonus

(Boulder-CO) Denver Nuggets point guard Steve Blake is currently averaging 26.1 minutes of playing time this season mainly because of the trade with Milwaukee that brought him to Denver for Earl Boykins. Why is this important you might ask? Well, as Chris Tomasson reports today in the Rocky Mountain News, it carries 250,000 reasons of importance to not only Steve Blake, but also Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, because it is stipulated in Blake’s contract that if he averages more than 26 minutes of playing time this season he is due a quarter of a million dollars in bonus salary.

And if you ask me, Steve Blake is worth every penny of it!
Blake is playing the best basketball of his career in just the first 36 games with the Nuggets. He is averaging career-highs in points (8.3), assists (6.6), rebounds (2.4), and minutes played (34.1) while in powder blue.

Steve Blake’s contract before any bonuses is 1.33 million dollars for the 2006-07 season.

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