OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
1 day ago

Griffin (toe), who has met with five foot specialists, said it's 'realistic' that he'll be healthy for training camp, Jovan Buha of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin, who recently re-signed with the Clippers on a five-year, $173 million contract, has made it known that it's realistic to expect him to be healthy for training camp after undergoing surgery in early May to repair the plantar plate in his right big toe -- an injury he suffered in the first round of last year's playoffs. Griffin being ready for training camp is especially important this upcoming season, as the departure of Chris Paul to the Rockets means coach Doc Rivers will likely have to implement a new gameplan. While there's no guarantee that Griffin will be 100 percent healthy by the time camp rolls around, we should continue to see his status monitored as the season draws closer.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 weeks ago

Griffin plans to reach an agreement with the Clippers on a five-year, $173 million contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin cancelled scheduled meetings with the Suns and Nuggets at the last minute. The former No. 1 overall pick will remain with the franchise that drafted him in 2010. It was considered a real possibility that the the Oklahoma product would head elsewhere after the club traded star point guard Chris Paul to the Rockets. However, It appears the Clippers will forego any attempt at a rebuild, as the re-signing of Griffin confirms they are still looking to win now. The veteran big man has been productive when on the floor, but he has missed an average of 26 games each of the last three season, so his durability remains his greatest concern. His game has shifted from a high-flyer to more of a spot-up shooter as of late, which could help his ability to stay on the floor going forward. It remains to be seen how the Clippers will fill the roster around him, but he could be put in more of a play-making role entering the upcoming season.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
4 weeks ago

Griffin (toe) has opted out of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin was scheduled to earn over $21 million during the upcoming season, but, as expected, he'll forgo that salary in search of a new long-term deal this offseason. While Griffin opting out doesn't come as a surprise, it does drive home the reality that he could leave Los Angeles this summer. At 28 years old, Griffin has averaged just over 21 points each of the last three seasons, while posting around eight rebounds and five assists per game the past two. Although he's ended back-to-back campaigns injured, Griffin still figures to be one of the five most-coveted free agents this offseason, giving the Clippers stiff competition to retain their star forward.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin underwent successful surgery Monday to repair the plantar plate in his right big toe, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After an MRI revealed the injury during the first round of the playoffs, Griffin was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the postseason. He's now officially underwent surgery on the toe, but the Clippers have yet to give any sort of concrete timetable for a return. That said, Griffin will likely be good to go by the time training camp rolls around, so he shouldn't miss any valuable reps. Griffin is expected to opt out of his $21.4 million player option for the 2017-18 season, which would make him an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Clippers will be able to offer Griffin the most money on a max deal, but it remains to be seen if that will be enough to retain his services. Look for additional updates on Griffin's toe throughout the offseason.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin (toe) has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason due to an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

EDGE Analysis

Through the first two games of the Clippers' Round 1 series against the Jazz, Griffin provided a combined 50 points, five assists and 12 rebounds, but he was limited to just 18 minutes in Saturday's Game 3. The 28-year-old left the game after putting up 11 points and six rebounds, and a subsequent MRI on Saturday morning revealed the plantar plate issue. The loss of Griffin is obviously a crushing blow for the Clippers, who have dealt with a number of injuries to key players over the past several years, both during the regular season and the playoffs. In Griffin's absence, expect Marreese Speights to be the primary beneficiary.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin (toe) underwent an MRI following Friday's Game 3 win over the Jazz, but his status for Sunday's Game 4 has yet to be determined, the Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second time in as many postseasons, Griffin has been bitten by the injury bug, as he was forced to depart Game 3 with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter due to a bruise right big toe. Fortunately for the Clippers, X-rays conducted on Griffin's toe during halftime revealed no structural damage, but he was still held out of the remainder of the contest. More information on Griffin's status for the first-round series should be known when the results of the MRI are revealed Saturday, but for now, the big man should be viewed as day-to-day. If Griffin is forced out of Game 4, Luc Mbah a Moute would likely be the biggest beneficiary after turning in a career postseason-high 15 points in 37 minutes Friday.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin will not return to Friday's matchup against the Jazz due to a bruised right toe, Clippers' reporter Kristina Pink reports.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays came back negative, but Griffin will be unable to return. The injury occurred in the latter portion of the first half. He will end the night with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a triple in 18 minutes. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, but Marresse Speights figures to be in line for increased run at power forward should Griffin be forced to miss any more time.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Jazz due to a toe injury, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin headed to the locker room late in the first half. He tallied 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a triple in 18 minutes before leaving the game. He is currently undergoing X-rays on his big right toe. Expect an update on his status when the team provides more information.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin managed 26 points (9-21 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one steal over 43 minutes during Saturday's 97-95 loss to the Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin logged game-high scoring and minutes totals, while also pacing all players in turnovers. The 28-year-old big man's point tally snapped the streak of three consecutive sub-20-point performances that he'd wrapped up the regular season with. Griffin averaged a modest 15.0 points on an average of 13.3 shot attempts in the postseason a year ago, but if Saturday's usage is any indication, he could be in for a much more aggressive role this year.

OutBlake Griffin
PF LAC
3 months ago

Griffin registered 15 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 34 minutes in a 115-95 win over the Kings on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With the Clippers needing a win to secure home-court advantage in their first-round playoff matchup with the Kings, coach Doc Rivers handed his starters relatively normal workloads in the season finale. Though Griffin's wasn't able to provide his usual 20-plus points, he compensated by excelling as a distributor, with his 8:0 assist-to-turnover ratio representing his best mark of the season. He'll wrap up the campaign with averages of 21.6 points (on 49.3% shooting from the field), 8.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists in 34.0 minutes per game, marks that are all roughly in line with what he provided in his injury-abbreviated 2015-16 campaign.