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Blake Griffin | Forward | #32

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAC
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The Clippers announced Blake Griffin (quad) will not play in the 2016 Olympics.
There were some other reports of Griffin not playing in Brazil and now it's official. He's not expected to have surgery on his injured quad and should be ready for the start of next season. May 6 - 5:40 PM

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Blake Griffin will not require surgery to repair his left quad.

Griffin underwent a bone marrow procedure on Wednesday, which is similar to a PRP injection and effectively eliminates the need for surgery. He's going to be sidelined for at least the next three months, so in addition to missing the remainder of the postseason, he won't be able to participate during the 2016 Olympic Games. He should be fine for the 2016-17 season, though.
Apr 28 - 4:07 PM

Blake Griffin (left quad tendon) was reportedly told he could re-tear his left quad by playing through injury.

We have to give Griffin credit on this one as many players would have elected for surgery and missed the rest of the season. Griffin had a bone marrow procedure on his injured quad Wednesday morning, but shouldn't have any issue returning in time for training camp. The 27-year-old will continue to be a high-risk, high-reward pick in 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Apr 28 - 11:07 AM

Blake Griffin had a bone marrow procedure on his injured left quad Wednesday morning.

Griffin isn't on the Clippers' bench during Game 5 on Wednesday, and now we know why. A recent MRI revealed no further damage to his quad but there could be more to Griffin's injury than the Clippers have disclosed. He's already been ruled out for the playoffs, and the only good news is that he has a full offseason to rest and recuperate.
Apr 27 - 11:48 PM

Blake Griffin (quad) and Chris Paul (hand) will miss the remainder of the postseason for the Clippers.

This is a crushing blow to the Clippers' postseason run, and it would be shocking to see them advance out of the first-round at this point. With both Paul and Griffin done for the postseason, just about everyone on the Clippers roster will need to step up with guys like Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford and Jeff Green seeing the largest value boost. For what it's worth, the MRI did not reveal any further damage to Griffin's left quad, so it sounds like the Clippers are just being cautious after he aggravated the injury in Game 4.

Blake Griffin (quad) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Griffin is currently listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Blazers, and we should have a better idea on his status after the MRI. With Chris Paul (hand) already out for Game 5, we'll see a ton of Jeff Green, Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford on Wednesday night if Griffin is also forced to the sidelines. Stay tuned.

Blake Griffin (quad) is questionable for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Griffin's quad started acting up towards the end of Game 4 and he was having trouble planting on it. "We’re not sure with Blake yet," head coach Doc Rivers said. "I think he’ll get evaluated tomorrow when we get back. I would say 50-50 on the next game with him. I expect him to be back, but we don’t know that yet. So I don’t want to say much." If Griffin is unable to play on Wednesday, we'll see a lot more of Jeff Green, Wes Johnson, and Luc Mbah a Moute.
Apr 26 - 9:06 AM

Blake Griffin (quad) said he will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin's chances of playing in Game 5 are about 50-50. Griffin even had a limp in his post-game conference and wasn't confident about his chances to play. If he is out Jeff Green, Wes Johnson and Luc Mbah a Moute will play more.
Apr 26 - 2:30 AM

Blake Griffin hurt his left quad on Monday and was in pain on the bench.

He was grabbing just above his knee on the bench as the game was winding down. Griffin had a left quad injury during the season and it would appear this injury will affect him going forward. With Chris Paul (hand) likely out for the postseason, there will be even more pressure on Griffin. However, he might be in jeopardy of missing action, as well. Griffin finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes on Monday.
Apr 26 - 1:25 AM

Blake Griffin scored 12 points on 5-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and three turnovers against the Blazers on Saturday.

It was not his best game and the rust is as clear as day. Griffin is coming off a 4-of-12 shooting line in Game 2, so he'll need to get it figured out before Game 4. He's a little too expensive to use in DFS right now. Additionally, coach Doc Rivers did use Griffin at the five briefly in this game.
Apr 24 - 1:12 AM

Blake Griffin shot just 4-of-12 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line in Game 2, finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one block and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

"We have to keep [Griffin] away from the basket," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said before the game. "It's challenging because he can pass and make plays off the dribble." Portland mostly kept Blake in check tonight and he shot 1-of-7 beyond five feet, but he found other ways to impact the game as his team rumbled to a 21-point home victory.
Apr 21 - 1:37 AM

Blake Griffin looked great in 32 minutes on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting with 12 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

Griffin wasn't settling for jumpers tonight. He routinely bullied his way into the paint and the Clips sought him out in mismatches, resulting in a 9-of-12 mark from the FT line. He silenced concerns about his health or conditioning and is poised for a big series vs. a Blazers team that has no obvious answer for him defensively.
Apr 18 - 1:44 AM

Blake Griffin scored 12 points with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday, but he will rest on Wednesday vs. the Suns.

He missed 45 games in a row this season due to hand and quad issues, so it may take some time for fantasy owners to forgive him. Griffin could be available at a discount in fantasy drafts next season, but it all depends on how he looks during the upcoming playoffs. With Griffin out on Wednesday, Jeff Green will be a decent flier in DFS while Jeff Ayres should see minutes in the teens.
Apr 13 - 1:01 AM

The Clippers are expected to rest "players" in their regular season finale vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

Los Angeles has two remaining games, but it sounds like most of the heavy hitters will have just one contest left on their schedule. While it's currently unclear who would be a candidate to sit, the usual suspects (Griffin, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan) are likely to be among those watching form the sidelines while guys like Paul Pierce (ankle, rest), Wes Johnson (feet) and Austin Rivers (ankle) could get a maintenance day before the playoffs begin, as well. Keep a close eye on the situation as it will impact season-long leagues that go to the very end and will prompt different DFS strategies, as well.

Blake Griffin fell just three assists shy of a triple-double during Sunday's win over the Mavs, tallying 17 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four turnovers in 33 minutes.

The 33 minutes were the most Griffin has received since returning from the hand and quad injuries, and this was easily his best game since that 45-game absence. He took over during the second half, posting a usage rate of 35.0 to go with his sterling 70.7 true shooting percentage, and owners can expect the good times to continue on Tuesday with a matchup against the decimated Grizzlies. Just beware of a potential rest day Wednesday vs. Phoenix.
Apr 10 - 7:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Paul Pierce
3Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Jeff Green
3Jeff Ayres
4Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich