Very little production is better than turning the ball over and playing recklessly. Blake may not give you much in the limited minutes as a backup PG, but he does demand that a player at least WATCHES him when he's behind the arc...and he is not a slasher that turns the ball over or makes bad decisions while on the court.
One turnover ignites a fast break, and an automatic two. Blake spotting up, and not getting the ball, doesn't do much of anything. If he makes the spot-up three, we have three. If he misses, we have two seven-footers that will go after the board, so we won't necessarily have to chase down a break.
Blake's experience, and his ability to play within an organized offense in a professional basketball league (which is key, because this isn't college)...that's what's keeping him as a backup point guard.
In summer leagues and camp, Morris is proving to be a completely different player...the exact opposite of Blake, when it comes to playing style, and that's not what we need OR can fit into the rotation as of right now. It could be one reason why Barbosa isn't here, despite the reports...because the truth is, if LA wanted him, they would have had him...but they took Meeks instead, for the same reason (regarding the style) that they are playing Blake over Morris.
You know, coming from a supporter of Morris, this is spot on.
When I first joined the site, I was for Morris taking the backup PG spot from Blake. I thought he'd make strides in the offseason and camp, to the point where he had a good chance of jumping Blake on the depth chart. However, he disappointed in the preseason games. He can perform well in practice, but if he can't translate it into actual games then it pretty much goes for not. He had his chance, but he still showed his decision making is poor more often than not. That was something I was hoping he'd really refine in camp.
I haven't given up hope on him developing into a contributor off the bench, but his lack of improvement isn't exactly an encouraging sign.