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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 had 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block on 9-of-17 shooting, but also picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday, which will earn him a one-game suspension for Wednesday's game.
He hit Timofey Mozgov in the face while following through on a block attempt, and while it wasn't intentional, it fits the definition of a technical foul. It could be rescinded and he could be allowed to play, but we're guessing Doc Rivers will take it easy on all the starters in a somewhat meaningless game. If the Thunder beat the Pistons, the Clippers are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West. Suspension or not, don't expect a lot from Blake on Wednesday. Look for the Thunder to try to beat the Pistons, as they play 2.5 hours prior to the Clippers tip off. And if it appears the Thunder will win when the Clippers tip off, the starters may all get a rest tomorrow. Apr 16 - 1:38 AM

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Blake Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday night, drawing an automatic suspension for Wednesday's game, if it's not rescinded.

Griffin has already had three technical fouls rescinded this season and the NBA may call this one a "three strikes and you're out" situation. Griffin wasn't all that likely to play many minutes on Wednesday anyway, and given that there was no malicious intent to hurt Timofey Mozgov tonight, the league has a tough call to make.
Apr 15 - 11:43 PM

Blake Griffin hit 11-of-23 shots and 8-of-11 free throws for 30 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

The Clippers appear to be locked into the No. 3 seed after tonight's loss and we wonder if Doc Rivers will start giving guys a rest. It's just a thought, but Griffin's much improved free throw shooting this season could really work in L.A.'s favor during the playoffs.
Apr 10 - 1:37 AM

Blake Griffin said following Thursday's game that his ankle and back are fine.

"The back is OK. It's good enough," Griffin said. "The ankle is fine. I'm just clumsy." This statement is all we have to go on as it stands right now, but his post-game press conference made it seem like his back bothered him. He said he'll have to continue to monitor it and he hopes it doesn't go the wrong way. Griffin seems like he'll play on Sunday vs. the Lakers.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 4 - 2:47 AM

Blake Griffin suffered an injury in the last 10 seconds of Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He made a move after receiving the ball and just collapsed to the ground. Griffin stayed down for about 30 seconds, then walked to the bench under his own power. He just missed Monday's game due to back spasms from Saturday and that is likely the culprit here. On the bright side, he put up a triple-double with 25 points, 10 boards, 11 assists, one steal and one block in 40 minutes.
Apr 4 - 1:21 AM

Blake Griffin said after Wednesday's game that he still has "tightness" in his back, but otherwise he's not concerned about the injury.

Blake looked fine while scoring 23 points in 34 minutes vs. the Suns, and he should be ready to go vs. the Mavericks on Thursday. He did say that he'll be cautious about the injury over L.A.'s final six games of the regular season, so it's possible that he'll sit out a game as a precaution at some point -- the Clippers' final two games are played back-to-back on April 15/16, which makes a likely target for Doc Rivers to rest his key players.
Apr 3 - 10:48 AM

Blake Griffin (back spasms) played 34 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with six boards, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

He didn't look like a guy who was lying on the ground in pain on Saturday night due to back spasms. Griffin was active on offense and the Clippers were able to get a big win tonight. He is built like a tank and is one of the most durable players in the NBA with just three DNPs since his NBA debut in 2010.
Apr 3 - 2:06 AM

Blake Griffin (back spasms) will start against the Suns on Wednesday night.

The Clippers took it right up until tip for the second consecutive game and Blake should be good to go after missing Monday. Jared Dudley will likely move back to the bench while Matt Barnes will log most of his minutes at small forward. Griffin and Barnes should be in all lineups tonight.
Apr 2 - 9:49 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said he still isn't sure if Blake Griffin (back) is going to play in Wednesday's game against the Suns.

Just 90 minutes before tip, Doc was asked if Blake would play. "I don't know. I think so," he said. Griffin and Rivers will consult with trainers and make a decision. At this point, it looks like he's going to suit up and send Jared Dudley back to a bench role.
Apr 2 - 9:01 PM

Blake Griffin (lower back spasms) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's road game vs. the Suns.

The Clippers play back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a game vs. the Lakers on Sunday, so Griffin could still appear in two games this week. He missed his first game of the season on Monday and his injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners struggling to win in the playoffs. Owners should check back after Wednesday's shootaround to confirm his status -- if he can't play, Jared Dudley will likely earn another start with Matt Barnes also taking on a bigger role.
Apr 1 - 3:43 PM

Blake Griffin (back spasms) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

The Clippers took this game-time decision up to about five minutes before 8:00 EDT start time and he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns. Griffin was close to playing, so he'll have a chance to return after missing his first game of the season. Matt Barnes should step up while Jared Dudley will move into the starting lineup.
Mar 31 - 7:49 PM

Blake Griffin (back spasms) is still a game-time call to face the Wolves on Monday.

The news on his status should hit any minute now and we'll post it as soon as it's available. If he cannot go, Matt Barnes should benefit the most and has already put up top-30 value this month in standard leagues. Griffin is a 50/50 call. Stay tuned.
Mar 31 - 7:07 PM

Blake Griffin (back, hip) went through shootaround on Monday and he's "50-50" to play vs. the Timberwolves, according to Doc Rivers.

This is an upgrade from Sunday, when he was considered doubtful to play, so there's still a chance that Blake will avoid his first DNP of the season. The Clippers have clinched a playoff berth but they're still fighting for position with teams like the Thunder and Rockets, which should strengthen his case to play if he gets medical clearance.
Mar 31 - 12:08 PM

Doc Rivers suggested that Blake Griffin's lower back spasms were triggered by a pre-existing hip injury, and Griffin is considered doubtful to play on Monday.

"They were telling me [Friday] that it had nothing to do with the back," Rivers said. "Whatever was going on before is what triggered the back injury." This helps explain Griffin's injury, but it won't help owners feel better if his first DNP comes in the heart of fantasy playoffs. Assuming Blake does sit out, the Clippers could turn to Glen Davis and Ryan Hollins at PF or (as they did on Friday) simply go small with more minutes for Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley, Jamal Crawford and Willie Green. In all likelihood, Barnes and Dudley would emerge as the biggest beneficiaries while guys like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan get a few extra touches.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 31 - 1:47 AM

Blake Griffin (back spasms) is doubtful to play on Monday night vs. the Wolves, according to the Los Angeles Times.

He was in serious pain after his back spasms occurred and had a lot of trouble making his way back to the locker room on Saturday night. Griffin hasn't missed a game all season and he could be looking at a couple games on the sidelines. The Clippers will likely go small, which means Matt Barnes is a must-own player in standard-style formats.
Mar 30 - 3:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Darren Collison
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3Willie Green
SF1Matt Barnes
2Jared Dudley
3Danny Granger
4Reggie Bullock
5Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Ryan Hollins