Six-Time All-Star Blake Griffin Clears Waivers, Signs with Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are loading up for the postseason.
With the three-headed monster of James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving already in place, it seems as though the Nets are getting even more help in the form of six-time All-Star Blake Griffin, his agent confirmed on Sunday night.
The Nets are using their veteran-minimum contract slot to sign Griffin for the remainder of the season after which he will once again enter free agency. Griffin cleared waivers earlier on Sunday after being bought out of the remaining $56.5 million left on his contract with the Detroit Pistons who were unable to find a trade partner for the former All-Star forward.
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The likelihood of Griffin returning to the Nets is relatively slim. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Nets will be in the luxury tax next season which means they will be unable to offer Griffin anything outside of the $5.9 million taxpayer mid-level exception. That being said, the Pistons are still on books to pay Griffin $29.8 million next year.
Through 20 games with the Pistons, Griffin has seen a steep decline in his performance and has averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.