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Blake Griffin | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 251
College: Oklahoma
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Blake Griffin (elbow) could return against the Warriors on Sunday.
Sunday would be four weeks, so he is right on schedule with his timetable. The Clippers have played surprisingly well without Griffin due to Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan carrying them while their role players have stepped up. If you have Spencer Hawes, it's probably time to start planning for someone else to put on your roster. Mar 2 - 6:49 PM

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Blake Griffin is no longer using an elbow brace and had his stitches removed.

There is no change to his timetable and he is expected to be out at least two more weeks. The Clippers have been playing well without Griffin, but their seed shouldn't be a factor in his return date. He should remain stashed, but Spencer Hawes hasn't performed as expected.
Feb 23 - 9:24 PM

Blake Griffin said that his doctors gave him good news on his elbow, and he will have his stitches removed next week.

There is still no firm timetable for his return, but this is definitely a good sign for his status moving forward. Griffin's owners should sit tight and wait for further updates, as he should be able to pick up where he left off when he's cleared to return. Spencer Hawes has been wildly inconsistent since taking over Griffin's starting spot, but he's still worth a look in most leagues in case he turns things around.
Feb 18 - 1:51 PM

Blake Griffin (elbow) and his attorneys have been given more time to resolve the misdemeanor battery charges he faces stemming from a nightclub incident in October.

The victim alleges that Griffin wasn't happy about having his photo taken, so he grabbed the man's phone and slapped him. Charges have been pending since early November. Griffin won't appear in court and this is unlikely to be a distraction once he returns from his elbow surgery, which is expected to sideline him until at least mid-March.
Feb 17 - 9:35 PM

Blake Griffin had surgery on his right elbow and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

The prognosis from the weekend was 4-6 weeks, so this three-week timeframe is just the amount of time he'll be away from basketball activities. Spencer Hawes was extremely busy on Sunday and he's clearly the beneficiary of Griffin missing time. Expect to see more out of the wings to score, as well.
Feb 9 - 7:13 PM

Blake Griffin has a staph infection in his right elbow and will undergo surgery on Monday.

This news came out of nowhere, and he isn't expected to be re-evaluated until after the All-Star break. Initial reports are suggesting that he could be out for anywhere between 4-6 weeks, but his owners should sit tight and wait for further updates. While he may not start, Spencer Hawes will benefit the most. He's played 136 minutes this season next to DeAndre Jordan and has an ability to space the floor like Griffin has been doing. He should be added in standard leagues. Glen Davis and Hedo Turkoglu will be in the mix for more minutes as well, but they're not exactly capable of playing big minutes.
Feb 8 - 11:37 AM

Blake Griffin scored 16 points with eight rebounds and four assists against the Cavs on Thursday.

That's two bad games in a row following his 13-point game against the lowly Nets on Monday. Before this two-game cold spell, Griffin had himself a nice January with averages of 23.2 points, 7.1 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 turnovers on 53.9 percent from the field and 73.2 percent from the line. He finishes a back-to-back set on Friday in Toronto. Griffin has actually been awesome in his previous 12 second half of back-to-backs, averaging 25.2 points, 8.2 boards and 6.3 assists on 55.9 percent from the field.
Feb 5 - 10:34 PM

Blake Griffin has taken over 250,000 jump shots over the last three years with shooting coach Bob Thate in order to "re-wire" his brain.

That is about 300 shots per day from the midrange alone. In the full article for The Player's Tribune, Griffin details the three steps he's gone through to improve his jumper, and to use Griffin's words, it's an interesting inside look at how the sausage is made. Griffin is shooting a career-high 38.1 percent from behind the 3-point line after never shooting above 30 percent in any year previously.
Feb 2 - 12:58 PM

Blake Griffin scored 31 points with 13 boards, five assists and one block in 35 minutes in a win over the Spurs on Saturday.

Griffin's rebounding hasn't been spectacular this season, as this was just the third time in January that he collected double digit rebounds in a game. Having said that, his owners have to be pleased with this line, as he was able to shoot 12-of-21 from the field and connect on all seven of his free throws. As long as Griffin continues to score efficiently, his owners won't be too concerned about his lack of rebounds and blocks.
Feb 1 - 12:42 AM

Blake Griffin scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

Griffin hasn't fixed his rebounding issue but he has hit 54.7 percent from the field over the past month, lifting his value over that span into the top-20 range. It's unlikely that he shoots at that rate over the long run, and with no improvement to show rebounding the ball this would qualify as a mini sell-high moment. DeAndre Jordan went for seven points, 12 boards, three steals and four blocks in the win.
Jan 27 - 1:21 AM

The Suns didn't have an answer for Blake Griffin on Sunday, as he scored 23 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and only one turnover in 36 minutes.

Phoenix is middle-of-the-pack vs. opposing PFs this season, but Markieff Morris and company didn't stand a chance once Blake got his jump shot going -- he made 11-of-19 shots overall, with only one of his makes within 18 feet of the hoop.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 25 - 9:49 PM

Blake Griffin made 11-of-14 from the field for 24 points against the Nets during a 123-84 win on Thursday with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

He's on fire over his last four, averaging 27.5 points, 7.5 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 treys and 1.0 turnovers on 63.4 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Griffin doesn't have a single block in that stretch and he's on pace to set a career low of just 0.4 per game this season. Obviously, his owners shouldn't care if he's scoring the ball this efficiently.
Jan 23 - 2:01 AM

Blake Griffin was outstanding against the Celtics during a 102-93 win on Monday with 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists and one steal.

He didn't turn the ball over, made all four shots from the line, and was 9-of-18 from the field. Griffin continues to pass the ball extremely well and handed out 5.6 dimes per game over his previous 10. He's also at 54.5 percent from the field and 76.1 percent from the line in 2015, so his owners shouldn't dwell on his lack of boards and blocks.
Jan 19 - 7:01 PM

Blake Griffin made scoring 30 points look easy against the Kings on Saturday during a 117-108 win, making 11-of-16 from the field with five rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He's rolling over his last six. In that stretch, Griffin averaged 26.2 points, 6.7 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.2 triples on 58.5 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from the line. He has been feasting in the paint in that span, making a pristine 77.1 percent of his 48 shots at the rim (45.4 percent of his shot total). The boards still aren't there for Blake, but he's doing enough to keep his owners satisfied.
Jan 18 - 2:25 AM

Blake Griffin scored 34 points on 14-of-23 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Clippers' 126-121 loss to the Cavs on Friday.

Griffin did not attempt a three and he addressed his rebounding problem, so this is as good of a game as owners could have hoped for. Like many big men whose value is struggling, the move away from the hoop has killed him and stuck him with just top 40-50 value on the year. Hopefully tonight is a step in the right direction. Chris Paul hit just 4-of-15 shots and 1-of-7 threes, but finished with 15 points, eight boards, 14 assists and three steals in the loss.
Jan 17 - 3:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh