TUALATIN, Ore. — Portland Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard recalled guard Steve Blake looking pale and ghost-like.
Blazers guard Brandon Roy said Blake appeared tired and worn down.
And Portland coach Nate McMillan stated that, while he knew Blake was sick, he nor anyone else on the team initially had any idea just how ill Blake really was.
But many Blazers thought for weeks that something was wrong with Portland’s back-up point guard. And the notion was confirmed Friday, when Blake was admitted to a local-area hospital with pneumonia. He is expected to miss at least a few days, and is out indefinitely.
“We’re all a little concerned with Steve,” said Roy, following a Friday morning workout at the team’s practice facility.
The 6-foot-3, 172-pound Blake is averaging 7.6 points, 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 34 games (25 starts) for the Blazers this season.