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Blake Griffin | Forward | #32

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAC
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An MRI revealed no structural damage to Blake Griffin's left knee, but the MCL sprain could cost him up to two months on the sidelines, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
MCL sprains are no joke, and with the Clippers currently sitting on a 7-11 record, they're probably in no rush to bring Griffin back to the court with his long-term health being their primary concern. Lou Williams and Austin Rivers figure to dominate the offense until Danilo Gallinari gets back, and Montrezl Harrell might be L.A.'s starting four-man moving forward. Griffin's absence will be filled by a committee approach, with guys like Sam Dekker, Wes Johnson and Willie Reed all being asked to step up, and perhaps this will finally get DeAndre Jordan going. Griffin is going to be tough to hang on to in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot. Nov 28 - 3:16 PM

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NBA.com's David Aldridge is reporting that Blake Griffin (knee) has a sprained MCL and "will be out a while," although the Clippers are "relieved it wasn't worse."

The timeline for Griffin's return will depend on the grade of the sprain he is dealing with. The good news is that most MCL sprains can be rehabbed without surgery. A grade 1 sprain means the ligament got stretched but did not suffer a tear. However, a grade 2 MCL sprain means the ligament is partially ripped. Kevin Durant suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain last season and was sidelined for five weeks. Instead of speculating, we'll have to wait for a complete medical update from the Clippers. We should expect an announcement shortly.
Nov 28 - 2:00 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said that Blake Griffin's (knee) exact diagnosis would remain unknown until further testing is completed on Tuesday.

One encouraging bit of news is that Griffin exited the arena under his own power, walking without crutches or a brace. Griffin did not speak with reporters after the game, but his teammates and coach Rivers acknowledged he was frustrated and upset. "He was not in high spirits," said Rivers. "He was down. Right now, he’s where we are at: hoping that it was just a bang and that it hurt. But he’s down right now." We should have a full update by Tuesday afternoon.
Nov 28 - 9:29 AM

Blake Griffin suffered a left knee injury when teammate Austin Rivers fell into his left leg on Monday and took himself out of the game to go to the locker room with 3:53 left in the fourth quarter.

Griffin tried to play through the injury, but ended up pulling himself shortly thereafter. He'll have an MRI but more information won't be known until Tuesday, so owners have to hope that he didn't tear anything, as the replays showed the knee bend awkwardly, and it didn't look great. Griffin finished with 26 points, 11 boards, six assists and three 3-pointers before departing. Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and DeAndre Jordan would be the big usage rate beneficiaries if Griffin's injury turns out to be serious. Fingers crossed that Griffin didn't do anything more than sprain his left knee tonight, but again, the replays lead us to believe it could be a serious injury.
Nov 28 - 12:56 AM

Blake Griffin led the Clippers to a 97-95 comeback victory over the Kings on Saturday, erupting for 33 points, two 3-pointers, four boards, five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

Griffin finished 13-of-25 from the field and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him an impressive 60.7 true shooting percentage on the evening to accompany his 35.9 usage rate, and he essentially was the Clippers offense in this one. He helped pave the way as Los Angeles opened the second half with a 22-2 run, and put a bow on this bigtime performance by hitting a clutch fadeaway jumper during the closing seconds to seal the deal for the Clippers. Griffin owners can expect the monster lines to continue with little help around him.
Nov 26 - 1:17 AM

Blake Griffin posted his first triple-double of the season to snap a nine-game losing streak in a 116-103 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, scoring 26 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

Finally. The Clippers have been destroyed this month with only one November win before today and Griffin's stats have been a letdown. In his previous November games, he averaged just 22.3 points, 7.4 boards, 4.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 treys on 38.2 percent from the field. Before his owners get too excited, this did come against the Hawks and rookie John Collins. Griffin's fantasy owners should be rooting for wins this year to give him more incentive to play late in the season.
Nov 22 - 10:49 PM

Blake Griffin's 21 points against the Knicks on Monday wasn't enough to prevent the Clippers from losing their ninth straight game.

It's safe to say they miss Chris Paul. The Clippers never lost four games in a row with Paul in the lineup, and now they're looking at their worst losing streak since Nov. 10 of 2010. Griffin hit 6-of-18 shots and 7-of-8 free throws, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals, two triples and four turnovers, and he was a -20 in his 33 minutes. Sitting in 13th place in the West, the Clippers have a great chance to end this streak on Wednesday vs. the Hawks.
Nov 20 - 10:33 PM

Blake Griffin finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a blocked shot across 42 minutes in Friday's overtime loss in Cleveland.

The frontcourt did a good job of taking advantage of the weak center position for the Cavs and they nearly pulled off the road upset. He has scored 23 or more points in a season-high three straight outings, and the double-double was just his fourth of the season in 14 contests. He'll be back at it Saturday night in Charlotte, and should get a bigger tests against the likes of Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams and the larger frontcourt of the Hornets.
Nov 17 - 10:30 PM

Blake Griffin hit 10-of-25 shots and three 3-pointers for 29 points, six rebounds, five assists, a block and five turnovers in 36 minutes of Monday's loss to Philly.

He also hit 6-of-8 free throws and came in shooting 78 percent from the free throw line. Based on where he was a couple years ago, the free throw turnaround is fantastic, as he's a career 68 percent shooter from the line. And over his last five games, he's hit 82 percent of them to go along with his 22 points, 6.6 boards, 5.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 3-pointers.
Nov 14 - 1:26 AM

Blake Griffin made 9-of-27 from the field for 26 points in a 111-103 loss to the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

What happened to that 4-0 start? The Clippers are slipping in the standings with their 5-7 record, and Blake's shooting is doing the same thing. In the last three games, Griffin has attempted 59 shots from the field, but he's made just 30.5 percent of them. He is leaning on his jumper a lot more these days, so he'll be more likely to go through slumps like these. He'll snap out of it soon and will try to do so against the 76ers on Monday.
Nov 11 - 10:15 PM

Blake Griffin made 5-of-19 from the field for 17 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

Everyone picks on the Thunder these days, but they've been outstanding on defense all season. Griffin couldn't do much damage inside and was left open quite a bit on the outside, but he made just 1-of-7 from deep. He's also been trending down over his last two at just 3-of-14. Griffin gets another really tough matchup against Anthony Davis on Saturday. You'll want to tune in to that one.
Nov 11 - 12:39 AM

Blake Griffin scored 23 points on 8-of-18 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two triples, two steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

The Clippers nearly overcame a 25-point deficit in this one, but with the game on the line, Griffin settled for a tough, tightly contested turnaround jumper that didn't really come close to going in. Still, he's been crushing it on the season with averages of 23.7 points (career-high), 8.4 boards, 4.3 dimes, 1.1 steals (career-high) and 2.1 triples (career-high) per contest on 49.3 percent shooting, which has been good enough for top-25 value if you're punting free throws. He's a beast.
Nov 5 - 7:27 PM

Blake Griffin scored 30 points during a 113-104 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block, five turnovers and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He was 1-of-3 from deep to mark his first game this season without multiple 3-pointers. Griffin did add his second block of the season, and perhaps even more impressively he's back to 50.0 percent from the field on the year. He hasn't cleared 50.0 percent from the field in either of his previous two seasons, so it'll be really tough for him to stay there now that he's making more threes per game this year than the sum of his 3-pointers per game average of each his previous seven seasons. Regardless, Blake will be an early-round guy in standard leagues as long as he's healthy.
Nov 4 - 6:37 PM

Blake Griffin scored 20 points during a 119-98 win over the Mavs on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 28 minutes.

The Clippers sit atop the Western Conference standings as the only West team with two losses. Griffin has transformed into a strong perimeter with at least two 3-pointers in each of his seven games this year, which only happened twice before the break last season. Griffin's lack of defensive stats and still being subpar at the line has his value down a tad, but his fantasy owners should be pleased and expect him to be an early-round guy going forward.
Nov 2 - 2:45 AM

Blake Griffin made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Blazers 104-103 on Thursday, finishing with 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one other 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

It was his second buzzer-beating shot of his career to cap a red-hot 16-point fourth quarter to keep the Clippers at a perfect 4-0. They're leading the NBA in defensive rating and net rating, but they're actually playing faster than last season. Despite coach Doc Rivers saying Griffin would play "a lot" of center, it still hasn't happened yet. Whatever the case, he's making an MVP case with averages of 26.3 points, 9.3 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 treys on 53.6 percent from the field this season. If he stays healthy, he'll be a steal in fantasy.
Oct 27 - 2:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Austin Rivers
2Milos Teodosic
3Jawun Evans
4Patrick Beverley
SG1Lou Williams
2Sindarius Thornwell
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wes Johnson
3Sam Dekker
PF1Blake Griffin
2Montrezl Harrell
3Brice Johnson
4Jamil Wilson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Willie Reed