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Blake Griffin | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Oklahoma
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Blake Griffin said he knew about Donald Sterling's racism before being selected by the Clippers, but he and the owner had little interaction.
Griffin discussed how he googled Sterling after the Clippers won the NBA Draft Lottery and "Donald Sterling racist" popped up first. He then read a bunch about Sterling, which wasn't exactly a secret in the NBA world. As for Griffin on the basketball court, he had his best season as a pro in 2013-14 and could flirt with first-round value if he's able to continue to improve at the free throw line. Sep 22 - 11:48 AM
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Blake Griffin pulled out of Team USA's basketball camp due to a back injury, but said on Tuesday that it's not a big deal and that he's ready for the NBA season.

"It's less than a hairline and my back is not fractured. Everything is still intact," Griffin said. "I can still come out here and I can do my workouts and I can do everything I used to do. I just shouldn't be playing and practicing everyday this early." Griffin's skipping Team USA seems more of a precautionary move than anything else. "If I start playing basically two months earlier than everybody else and then go through all of next season and the playoffs, then I'm probably going to put myself in a bad position. I couldn't do that." If you had doubts about drafting him, forget about them.
Aug 5 - 10:27 PM

Blake Griffin withdrew from Team USA camp to rest a small fracture in his back, which is not believed to be serious.

We're not going to tell you not to get worried about a fracture in anybody's back, but owners should exercise a bit of discretion before assigning any long-term concern to this. The injury reportedly isn't serious and it occurred during the playoffs, which may explain some of the (relative) lack of explosion he showed against the Thunder. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne adds that Griffin should make a "full recovery."
Jul 28 - 10:55 PM

Blake Griffin will not play for Team USA this summer at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

"I want to focus and dedicate 100 percent of my energy on improving and preparing frmo the upcoming season with the Clippers," Griffin said. The Clippers were a bit of a letdown despite seeing Griffin having his best season, DeAndre Jordan breaking out, and Chris Paul becoming a more well-rounded scorer. Griffin's improved free throw shooting makes him a much more fantasy-friendly player to own, making him worth a look in the second round of upcoming drafts.
Jul 24 - 7:51 PM

The Clippers are expected to make a big pitch to LeBron James this summer, but it's highly unlikely that Blake Griffin would be included in any deal.

Doc Rivers has reportedly told Griffin he's "untouchable," and we're assuming the same is true of Chris Paul. But outside of those two, the rest of the Clips are probably fair game.
Jun 24 - 8:12 PM

Blake Griffin scored 22 points vs. the Thunder during Thursday's 104-98 loss to go with eight boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He fouled out in this game and was constantly showing his displeasure with the refs throughout the night. The Clippers were not really attacking the basket down the stretch, which didn't make much sense because of Serge Ibaka (calf) not being able to finish the game. Griffin's offensive repertoire grew in a big way this season with his career-high 24.1 points per game, but he still has room to grow at age 25.
May 16 - 1:41 AM

Blake Griffin had his first double-double of the playoffs with 24 points, 17 rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 10-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's controversial Game 5 loss to the Thunder.

Griffin hit 4-of-5 free throws, but the one he missed, his last of the night, proved to be very costly, as the Clippers lost by one point after the Thunder went on a 17-3 run to finish out the game. There were missed calls, controversial calls, and instant replay controversy, but the bottom line is the Clippers had the game in hand and didn't finish the deal. Chris Paul fouled Russell Westbrook on a 3-pointer that resulted in three free points for OKC, and also had two crucial late turnovers, one of which he called the dumbest play of his career, finishing with 17 points and 14 assists. Jamal Crawford had 19 points and several ill-advised late shots, and Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick each scored 16 points in the loss. Game 6 is in L.A. on Thursday. See you there.
May 14 - 1:03 AM

The Clippers have been out-rebounded in all three games by an average of 14.3, while giving up an average of 11.1 offensive rebounds per game.

"I think with the exception of the first game, the last two games we haven't been very good," Blake Griffin said. "I thought they kind of got everything they wanted the last two games. They got to the rim. They got easy buckets. They got threes. They got everything. So we've got to be better." The Clippers will need to play with a sense of urgency if they hope to even out the series for Sunday's Game 4 in Los Angeles.
May 11 - 9:49 AM

Blake Griffin scored 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting (8-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in the Clippers' 118-112 Game 3 loss to the Thunder on Friday.

Griffin played very well and showed off his trademark athleticism at times, but it hasn't been enough to take over the game playing across from the Thunder's big guns. Chris Paul scored 21 points with 16 assists and the same held true for him, as Russell Westbrook controlled the pace and went toe-to-toe with the Point God all night. Jamal Crawford scored 20 points but needed 18 shots to do it, and his defense was once again a big problem down the stretch. The Clippers will try to right the ship in Game 4 on Sunday.
May 10 - 1:54 AM

Blake Griffin scored 23 points during Monday's Game 1 win over the Thunder, adding five boards, five assists and one turnover in 31 minutes.

The Clippers didn't get much out of their frontcourt with DeAndre Jordan posting just seven points and five boards while Griffin shot just 7-of-16 from the field. They also lost the rebounding battle 47-31 and became just the ninth team since 1986 to score more than 120 points while grabbing less than 32 rebounds in a playoff game. Obviously, none of this mattered with Chris Paul turning in one of the best games of these playoffs.
May 6 - 1:00 AM

Blake Griffin fouled out in 40 minutes during Game 6's loss to the Warriors on Thursday, finishing with 17 points, nine boards, five assists and one block.

He shot just 8-of-24 from the field and Draymond Green was outstanding on defense. Griffin wasn't nearly as aggressive in getting to the rim and it led to just 24 points in the paint tonight. The Clippers only had six points in the paint in the first half and never really got into a rhythm, making just 36.4 percent from the field. Griffin should have a better showing in Game 7 on Saturday.
May 2 - 1:39 AM

Blake Griffin scored a game-high 32 points during Thursday's 98-96 win over the Warriors to go with eight boards, three assists, two steals and one block in 44 minutes.

He shot just 2-of-9 from the line and the Clippers made just 10-of-23 as a team, but that was really their only major negative. Interestingly, they shot better from the field at 46.5 percent than they did at the line at 43.5 percent. Griffin has almost been unstoppable and became the first Clipper since Elton Brand in 2006 to score 30 points in back-to-back games.
Apr 25 - 2:16 AM

Blake Griffin was unstoppable against the Warriors on Monday during Game 2's 138-98 win over the Warriors, making 13-of-17 from the field for 35 points, six boards, one assist and two steals.

He shot 9-of-10 from the line in his highest scoring output of his career. It's also worth mentioning Griffin didn't commit a single foul, which was an issue in Game 1 due to fouling out in 19 minutes. The Clippers were outstanding as a team at the line, making 32-of-35 while also burying 12-of-25 from deep. They'll be carrying some momentum to Golden State in this 1-1 series.
Apr 22 - 1:26 AM

Blake Griffin fouled out in 19 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

He finished with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and one block but his absence down the stretch proved critical in the Clippers' four-point defeat. A few of his fouls were very questionable, and if nothing else he'll be rested and out for vengeance during Monday's Game 2 rematch.
Apr 19 - 6:51 PM

Blake Griffin served his one-game suspension in Wednesday's finale and should be ready to go in Round 1 of the playoffs against the Warriors.

Chris Paul took Wednesday off as well, along with J.J. Redick. All three players should be back in the starting lineup for Round 1 against the Warriors, although Redick is still not quite at 100 percent after a back injury. Glen Davis started for Griffin tonight, but had just seven points and seven rebounds in a somewhat disappointing performance.
Apr 17 - 12:37 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Jordan Farmar
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Matt Barnes
2Reggie Bullock
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh