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Blake Griffin | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: Oklahoma
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Blake Griffin (elbow) admitted that he was a "a little swollen, a little sore, but OK" after taking a blow to the elbow on Sunday.
Griffin banged his elbow in what was the hardest shot he's sustained since returning, and although it sounds like he'll be fine, it's certainly worth monitoring considering what he's been through this season. For now, there is nothing to suggest it's a serious concern. Mar 30 - 11:27 AM

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Blake Griffin wasn't involved in the offense much against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, five boards, eight assists and one turnover on 5-of-8 from the field in 29 minutes.

He only scored two of the Clippers' 62 points in the first half and posted a pedestrian usage rate of 12.5 in the entire game. Griffin hasn't quite been himself since returning from an elbow injury, averaging 18.0 points, 8.2 boards, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous seven games. He should be better on Sunday in Boston.
Mar 27 - 11:25 PM

Prosecutors in Las Vegas have dropped battery charges against Blake Griffin that stemmed from a complaint that Griffin slapped a man and grabbed his cellphone at a nightclub last October.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said new information obtained since the charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved and Griffin will not have to appear in court. While a court case may have resulted in discipline from the league, it sounds like Griffin will be able to put this incident behind him.
Source: ESPN LA
Mar 24 - 1:20 PM

Blake Griffin stated during a recent interview that he still has "a ways to go" in his recovery.

"[Tuesday] night's game (vs. Charlotte) was better than the first game and [Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento] was better than last night's game, but still not completely there," Griffin said. "Just gotta be patient with it, I guess, and continue to try to do other things to help the team." Head coach Doc Rivers said he expects Griffin to be at full strength by the playoffs, but from a fantasy perspective, he's already regained his status as a must-start option after going for 19 points with a full line on Wednesday.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 20 - 1:57 PM

Blake Griffin looked good in his third game back from injury, racking up 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 7-of-16 shooting in 36 minutes.

Griffin had 19 & 11 on Tuesday and if you were able to survive while he was out, he's paying dividends right now.
Mar 19 - 1:43 AM

Blake Griffin had 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting in his second game back from his elbow injury, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and only two turnovers in 36 minutes.

His elbow is still sore but he's playing huge minutes and didn't hesitate to attack the paint tonight, even throwing down a nice dunk in the first half. He made all three of his free throws and has returned just in time to help fantasy owners in the thick of the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 18 - 1:24 AM

Blake Griffin (elbow) is not more prone to staph infections now that he's had one.

This *should* be obvious, but the people who play doctor on Twitter would tell you otherwise. It's just a reminder that Griffin is not at risk going forward.
Mar 16 - 10:17 AM

Blake Griffin (elbow) returned with 11 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers during a tough loss to Houston on Sunday.

He made 4-of-10 shots with five fouls and looked winded while logging a team-high 41 minutes, but this is as positive a result as his owners could have expected. Blake's flopping game was at full strength but he said his triceps and elbow are only at 60 percent. He was wincing throughout the game but owners can comfortably lock him into all active lineups as L.A. heads toward a crucial four-game week. His return officially crushes any value Spencer Hawes still had left.
Mar 15 - 7:15 PM

Blake Griffin (elbow) went through shootaround, and will play vs. the Rockets on Sunday according to head coach Doc Rivers.

The wait is over. Griffin has been out for the last 15 games so his owners should expect some rust, but he won't have a minutes limit and he should be activated in all lineups. Spencer Hawes will likely shift back to the bench immediately and is now safe to drop in most leagues. We will let you know how Griffin holds up after the game.
Mar 15 - 1:41 PM

Blake Griffin (elbow) has been upgraded from "out" to "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Rockets.

All the evidence heading into Sunday indicates Blake will be giving it a go. He's still not a complete lock, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be assuming he's in for the big game on national TV. If he is, his minutes could be above 30 right off the bat based on him going through a "hard workout" on Friday. It looks like his fantasy owners will have him for his upcoming four-game week after Sunday. Spencer Hawes' fantasy owners can cut him for just about anyone.
Mar 14 - 3:10 PM

Blake Griffin (elbow) could play on Sunday against the Rockets, or he could play on Tuesday against the Hornets.

"He’s working out great. I know that; I’ve found that out," Rivers said before the game. "He had a hard workout today and went through it." The qualifiers are annoying but at a minimum it looks like weekly league owners will have him back next week. Spencer Hawes has looked terrible this season and shouldn't be on most fantasy rosters.
Mar 14 - 1:13 AM

Blake Griffin (elbow) had a workout on Friday and remains up in the air to play on Sunday against the Rockets.

The Clippers won't commit to Blake playing on Sunday, but there really hasn't been anything negative about his status in the past three days for that game. Griffin would be on the tail end of his original prognosis if he is able to return. Spencer Hawes can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 13 - 7:11 PM

Clippers' head coach Doc Rivers said that while Blake Griffin (elbow) has not yet been cleared to play, the only remaining hurdle is "all performance now... just movement of the elbow."

Griffin will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Mavs, but he is said to be targeting either Sunday's game vs. the Rockets or Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but with Griffin's return imminent, Spencer Hawes can be cut in standard leagues.
Mar 13 - 1:45 PM

Blake Griffin (elbow) has been ruled our for Friday's game against the Mavs, as expected.

Griffin is said to be targeting a return for either Sunday's game vs. the Rockets or Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets, and we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. Spencer Hawes will continue to start in his absence, but with averages of just 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 three-pointer, and 1.3 blocks on 36.9 percent shooting with the starting unit, Hawes can't be relied upon in standard leagues.
Mar 12 - 6:02 PM

A spokesman for the Clippers said that Blake Griffin (elbow) may be able to return for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, or Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

This report would imply that Griffin will not be available for Friday's game against the Mavericks, but he is indeed getting close to making a return to the court. When he is able to play, Spencer Hawes will return to the bench where he'll become a negligible asset in all leagues. It's fair to say Hawes has been terrible during his run with the starting unit, and with Griffin set to return sooner rather than later, owners in most leagues should feel comfortable sending Hawes back to the wire.
Mar 12 - 4:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Lester Hudson
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh