Veteran NBA guard Steve Blake is headed overseas and will sign with the Sydney Kings in Australia, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). The length and terms of the arrangement are unknown, nor if the pact will include an NBA-out clause.
Blake had reportedly been seeking an NBA opportunity this season, and was mentioned as a possible signing candidate for the Pistons earlier this month. With Reggie Jackson ailing, Detroit was mulling adding more backcourt depth, but would have had to waive a player with a guaranteed contract in order to do so.
The 36-year-old appeared in 58 games for the Pistons a season ago, averaging 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 17.0 per outing. His slash line on the campaign was .388/.344/.800. In 13 seasons in the NBA, Blake owns career averages of 6.5 PPG, 2.1 RPG and 4.0 APG.