Detroit Pistons May be Ready to Move on from Blake Griffin
Between injuries and a poor supporting cast, Blake Griffin has failed to make much of an impact since moving to the Detroit Pistons.
Now, the Pistons may be looking to move on.
Despite undergoing two knee surgeries, the track market for Griffin seems very much alive, even though the former All-Star has two pricey years remaining on his current contract with the Pistons. Griffin most recently made the All-NBA Third Team back in 2018-19 and has been able to adjust his playing style as his athleticism has continued to dwindle.
“Enough people have asked me what I’ve heard about Blake Griffin and how he’s looking,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast. “What am I hearing? This and that. That I think Detroit is going to have a market for him.
“I don’t think it’s going to be, like, strong. They’re not going to have two first round picks, or even a first round pick unless they take back something onerous too. But I’ve had enough teams ask me about Blake Griffin that I think there’s still interest in what he can do to help you win.”
In 18 games this past season, the 31-year old averaged 15.5 points per game on 35.2 percent shooting from the field and 24.3 percent from long range, but the former Oklahoma Sooner is expected to be one of the biggest bounce-back candidates in the league next season.
Injury-riddled season aside, Griffin is a six-time All-Star and has averaged 21.7 points per game for his career.