The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent ahead Blake Griffin.
Per the New York Put up, “Griffin formally got here to Brooklyn on Monday, after having been purchased out by Detroit. The veteran energy ahead sacrificed $13 million to depart the Pistons, for whom he averaged 12.3 factors and 5.2 rebounds in 20 video games this season.”
“We’re lucky to have the ability to add a participant of Blake’s caliber to our roster at this level within the season,” mentioned Nets Basic Supervisor Sean Marks. “Blake is a flexible frontcourt participant with a protracted observe document of success in our league, and we’re excited concerning the impression he’ll make for us each on and off the court docket in Brooklyn.”
Per the Put up, “James Harden — who rejected a two-way, $103 million extension from Houston to affix the Nets — mentioned that transfer confirmed simply how severe Griffin is about incomes a championship.”
Griffin (6’10”, 250) has appeared in 642 video games (all begins) throughout 11 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers (2010-18) and Detroit Pistons (2018-21), recording averages of 21.4 factors on 49.5 % taking pictures from the sector, 33.1 % taking pictures from 3-point vary and 69.5 % taking pictures from the free-throw line, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 34.7 minutes per contest. Within the 2020-21 season, Griffin has seen motion in 20 video games with the Pistons, averaging 12.3 factors, 5.2 rebounds and three.9 assists in 31.3 minutes per recreation. A six-time NBA All-Star (2011-15, 2019), Griffin has spent the majority of his NBA profession with the Clippers, averaging 21.6 factors, 9.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 35.1 minutes per recreation in 504 video games with the franchise.
Griffin can be a five-time All-NBA choice, taking house second-team honors thrice as a Clipper (2012-14) and third-team honors twice with the Clippers (2015) and Pistons (2019). Since making his debut within the 2010-11 season, Griffin ranks ninth within the league in area objectives made (5,130), tenth in factors (13,724) and fifteenth in rebounds (5,605). Griffin has additionally made seven playoff appearances in his profession, together with six straight seasons (2011-17) with the Clippers, serving to lead the franchise to 3 Western Convention Semifinals appearances (2012, 2014-15). In 53 profession playoff video games, Griffin has averaged 21.2 factors, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest.
Per the New York Day by day Information, “Griffin tried no less than three three-pointers in each recreation he performed for the Pistons this season. He has 14 video games with no less than 5 makes an attempt from deep, three video games with 10 makes an attempt, and one recreation the place he thought he was Stephen Curry and made 8-of-16 treys in an time beyond regulation loss to the Cavaliers. Griffin, nevertheless, solely transformed threes at a 31.5% clip this season in Detroit, up from simply 24% from deep final season. These numbers mission to extend because of the expertise he’ll now play with in Brooklyn.”
The Oklahoma Metropolis native was chosen with the primary general choose within the 2009 NBA Draft by the Clippers and sat out the 2009-10 season resulting from a knee harm. He made his common season debut the next season and secured Rookie of the 12 months honors after posting averages of twenty-two.5 factors, 12.1 rebounds and three.8 assists in 37.9 minutes per recreation. Previous to starting his NBA profession, Griffin spent two years (2007-09) on the College of Oklahoma, incomes the Naismith School Participant of the 12 months and Large 12 Participant of the 12 months awards as a sophomore.