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Blake Griffin | Forward | #23

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAC
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Blake Griffin (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Bulls, as expected.
There's zero incentive for Griffin to get out there and risk a setback with his ankle issue with nothing to play for, and with both him and Andre Drummond (Achilles) watching from the sidelines tonight, Henry Ellenson might be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s. Griffin was okay through 25 games iwth the Pistons, churning out averages of 19.8 points, 6.6 boards, 6.2 dimes and 1.9 triples per contest on 43.3% shooting, but adding some shooting to Detroit's backcourt this summer could really help improve Griffin's shooting percentage. Apr 11 - 12:35 PM

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Blake Griffin (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Raptors.

There has still been no indication that Griffin is close to a return, so we wouldn't expect to see him on Wednesday vs. the Bulls either. Anthony Tolliver has been logging heavy minutes in Griffin's absence, while Henry Ellenson has seen a nice bump in playing time as well.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 9 - 1:27 PM

Blake Griffin (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. Memphis.

It's a bit surprising that Griffin hasn't been ruled out for the season yet, but coach Stan Van Gundy is probably hoping to have him for one of Detroit's final two games. They can't make the playoffs and don't need to tank without their first-round pick, so they don't have anything left to play for. Anthony Tolliver and Henry Ellenson will step up again.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 8 - 9:32 AM

Blake Griffin (ankle) will not play Friday night vs. the Mavs.

Griffin has missed four straight games, but coach Stan Van Gundy said on Wednesday that the Pistons are not planning on shutting him down for the season. "If he’s ready to come back, he’ll play, whether it’s the last two or the last game." Griffin is reportedly "50/50" to suit up for one of Detroit's final games. Anthony Tolliver will continue to soak up minutes in Griffin's absence.
Apr 6 - 1:11 PM

Stan Van Gundy said he's not planning on shutting down Blake Griffin (ankle) this season.

"Obviously, we’re not going to do anything stupid; we’re not bringing him back if he’s not ready to come back," said Van Gundy. "If he’s ready to come back, he’ll play, whether it’s the last two or the last game." Van Gundy seems to even acknowledge that a best-case scenario would involve Griffin playing in the final two games of the season for Detroit, which might not happen if they're mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. While SVG may not want to admit it just yet, there's a good chance we've seen the last of Griffin this season.
Apr 4 - 11:24 AM

Blake Griffin has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right ankle and will be re-evaluated in a week.

Griffin was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Wizards. He was ruled out after pre-game warmups and underwent an MRI. This is a tough break for Griffin owners. The earliest Griffin would be able to return is Friday, April 6th. The Pistons play just four times from that date until the end of the season. With Detroit out of playoff contention, they have no motivation to rush him back into action. Thus, there is a realistic possibility they shut Griffin down for good next week. Anthony Tolliver is the primary beneficiary. Tolliver is averaging 18.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 treys over Detroit's last three games.
Mar 30 - 11:46 AM

Blake Griffin underwent an MRI on his right ankle on Thursday.

Griffin tried to play but wasn't able to give it a go after struggling through his pre-game routine, but we won't speculate on the extent of this until we get those MRI results on Friday. Anthony Tolliver got the start in his place on Thursday and finished with 14 points, two boards, two assists, one steal, one block, one triple and one turnover in 32 minutes. He's on the radar in deep leagues with two more games this week.
Mar 29 - 9:42 PM

Blake Griffin is a late scratch against the Wizards on Thursday because of a right ankle contusion.

There's no word on the severity, but this is not good news with the Pistons on the bring of being eliminated from the postseason. Until we get more information on this new injury, consider him questionable for Saturday against the Knicks. Expect to see a lot of Anthony Tolliver and some small-ball lineups. We should see some Henry Ellenson, too.
Mar 29 - 6:07 PM

Blake Griffin scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes against the Rockets during a 100-96 loss on Thursday.

That's his first triple-double as a Piston, but it's not a surprise as the assists continue to trend up with 6.7 per game in his previous games this month. Griffin was also starting to shoot the ball better from the field and his minutes have been high when the Pistons can stay in games. We'll see if that changes once the Pistons get eliminated from the postseason later this month.
Mar 22 - 10:37 PM

Blake Griffin nearly triple-doubled in an easy 115-88 win over the Suns on Tuesday with 26 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, one block and three triples in 32 minutes.

He hit all five of his free throws and shot 9-of-15 from the field with zero turnovers. Ever since his 13-point dud against the Jazz, Griffin has been on an impressive run over his last four games, posting averages of 23.3 points, 8.3 assists, 7.5 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 3.0 triples. The Pistons are six losses behind the No. 8 seed (Bucks), but Detroit has no choice but to make a push for the playoffs since they traded away their first-round pick. That's good news for Griffin's fantasy owners.
Mar 21 - 12:47 AM

Blake Griffin struggled mightily during Tuesday's blowout loss to Utah, scoring 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting to go with two boards, two assists, one triple and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

With no real perimeter threat on the Detroit roster, it’s much easier for opposing teams to load up in the paint, which makes it difficult for Griffin to get going. Utah did an excellent job of clogging up the paint, rarely allowing Griffin to get even a few steps on the post, and this game was essentially over by halftime. Andre Drummond finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes.
Mar 13 - 11:36 PM

Blake Griffin scored 25 points with eight rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes during a 99-83 win over the Bulls on Friday.

Chicago coming to town certainly helped to get the Pistons off their four-game losing streak. They're still 4.5 games behind the Heat for the No. 8 spot, so chances are they'll be giving up a lottery pick in the Blake Griffin trade -- the odds are currently just 2.5 percent that they keep the pick. As for Blake, he's heating up again with 25-plus points in four straight, so his fantasy owners have to feel better. The Pistons are off for three days now.
Mar 9 - 9:50 PM

Blake Griffin had 31 points, four assists, three rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers during Wednesday's 121-119 home loss.

Griffin sank a 3-pointer to tie the game with 37.2 seconds left in overtime, finishing 12-of-21 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line. Since Blake joined the Pistons, they had been 6-0 vs. opponents on the second night of a back-to-back set -- tonight's loss snapped that streak, but it did come against the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors. Roto owners haven't been thrilled with Griffin's percentages, turnovers and lack of defensive stats in Detroit, but he's getting it done in most points leagues.
Mar 8 - 12:06 AM

Blake Griffin hit 10-of-22 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal in 28 minutes of Monday's 112-90 blowout loss to the Cavaliers.

Andre Drummond and Reggie Bullock were the only other two Pistons in double figures and neither of them had a stat line worth writing home about. Griffin's slump is over after scoring 56 points over his last two games. Prior to that, he went into a three-game funk when he scored a total of 32 points, so hopefully he's set to coast home with big lines every night.
Mar 5 - 9:21 PM

Blake Griffin scored 31 points with four rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

That's better. Griffin had a hot start early with 20 points before half and he finally had his shot working today, making 10-of-21 from the field and all eight free throws. The offense continues to run through him, so he'll be adding plenty of boards and dimes the rest of the way. Hopefully, he's going to continue to hit jumpers down the stretch or else the Pistons may be out of the playoff race.
Mar 3 - 10:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
4Reggie Hearn
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland