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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Blake Griffin made 5-of-14 from the field for 12 points during a 115-106 overtime loss to the Magic on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, nine assists, one block and two turnovers in 34 minutes.

That's the second game in a row Blake has knocked on the door for a triple-double, but struggled as a scorer. The Pistons also fell apart in OT with just two points to give them yet another loss. Before this game as a Piston, Blake made just 39.6 percent from the field and he's lost his touch on his jumper. Griffin's value lies in him scoring the rock, so his fantasy owners will need to see him improve on efficiency, especially with his high volume from the floor.
Mar 2 - 9:42 PM

Blake Griffin had eight points on 3-of-10 shooting, nine rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 25 minutes during Wednesday's lopsided home win.

The learning curve in Detroit has been steeper than Griffin's fantasy owners bargained for, at least through 11 games. He came in averaging 19.3 points on 40.1% shooting, 6.6 rebounds and 0.5 steals, which are all below than his numbers with the Clippers. "I haven't been able to get us into a flow where we're getting good ball movement and getting Blake opportunities," said Stan Van Gundy. "He's a focal-point guy and has to be." It's good to know that SVG wants to better exploit Blake's skills, and he did get the ball in spots to create plays tonight, but the clock is ticking with only 21 regular-season games remaining.
Feb 28 - 11:39 PM

Blake Griffin hit just 4-of-12 shots for 12 points, one rebound and five assists in 33 minutes of Monday's blowout 123-94 loss to Toronto.

This was one of Blake's worst games of the season and the Pistons are reeling again, losers for three straight games. They're 3.0 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot, so chances are Griffin keeps playing and tries to guide his team into the playoffs. This just wasn't his night.
Feb 26 - 10:33 PM

Blake Griffin netted 20 points on 10-of-18 shooting Sunday, to go with four rebounds, four assists and six turnovers across 31 minutes.

Griffin was shutout on the glass with Andre Drummond and Dwight Howard going to battle on the boards, and he also missed all three of his 3-point attempts, but him going away from the 3-point shot helped him shoot a higher percentage. The Pistons did a better job of getting him touches in the post, so perhaps Stan Van Gundy realizes that allowing Griffin to jack up 6.2 triple per contest when he's connecting on just 30.4% of those attempts isn't the wisest maneuver.
Feb 25 - 3:52 PM

Blake Griffin shot just 4-of-10 from the field for 13 points on Wednesday, but all of his makes were 3-pointers and he chipped in 12 rebounds and nine assists.

Griffin said after Detroit's loss on Monday that his team looked "tired," but they bounced back tonight against a short-handed Hawks team playing the second of back-to-back games. Blake turned the ball over six times and was also 1-of-3 from the FT line, so owners will have to take the good with the bad. Chalk it up to the learning curve of joining a new team mid-season.
Feb 14 - 10:03 PM

Blake Griffin scored 23 points on 7-of-21 shooting Sunday, to go with six assists, seven boards, three 3-pointers, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes.

Griffin has really struggled to get his 3-point shot to drop over the past two games, connecting on 23.5% of his long-range bombs over that two-game span, but that's not a trend we'd expect to hold as he's been connecting on 32.9% of his attempts from distance on the year. Griffin did have a funny moment in the game, in which he bounced the ball of Dennis Schroder's head (link below), which resulted in a technical. Griffin argued he was tossing the ball to the ref, but it didn't look like it.
Feb 11 - 7:03 PM

Blake Griffin scored 19 points in a loss to his former team on Friday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one block and one triple in 35 minutes.

Detroit's 5-game winning streak came to an end and Griffin is no longer undefeated with his new team (he was previously 4-0). It wasn't his best game and he did settle for some shots, finishing 7-of-19 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line and 1-of-7 from deep. After the game, Griffin went straight to the locker room and didn't acknowledge his former teammates, so this was clearly one he wanted. As for his fantasy value, he's cruising right now with averages of 21.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.4 triples in his first five games.
Feb 9 - 10:44 PM

Blake Griffin led the Pistons with 25 points on Wednesday, making 9-of-19 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with seven assists, three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Stan Van Gundy has been staggering Blake and Andre Drummond to ensure he has one of them on the floor at all times, and it's working. The Pistons have won five consecutive games, including four straight with Blake, whose chemistry with Andre Drummond has been incredible to watch. The Pistons play one fewer game than the Clippers down the stretch, but fantasy owners won't complain while Griffin is playing at this level.
Feb 7 - 10:23 PM

Blake Griffin led the Pistons to their fourth straight win with 21 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers on 9-of-20 shooting in Monday's easy win over the Blazers.

The Pistons are now 3-0 in games that Griffin has played in for them and he has had instant chemistry with teammates Andre Drummond and Ish Smith. The Pistons are the No. 8 seed in the East right now but if they keep winning games, it's possible they could make a run at the Wizards or Cavaliers, who they are only 4.5 games behind for the No. 3 and 4 seeds.
Feb 5 - 9:23 PM

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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