Blake Griffin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blake Griffin on Clippers: 'This is the best place for me'

    ESPN "In his first public appearance since signing a 5-year, $173 million contract, LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin said returning to the team that drafted him first overall in 2009 was a "no brainer." "Obviously this has been my home since I was drafted, and a lot went into this decision for me,"..." July 19

  • Can Blake Griffin Solve L.A. Clippers Identity Crisis in Post-Chris Paul Era?

    Bleacher Report "Before we complain about the Los Angeles Clippers' lack of identity going forward, it's only fair to recall how embarrassing their previous identity was. Even before Donald Sterling's public downfall, the Clippers were losers, and not lovable ones. True, Chris Paul's tenure didn't bring a..." July 08

  • The Clippers pitch to Blake Griffin included t-shirts likening him to Obama, MLK, other 'pioneers'

    Sportsnaut "Blake Griffin is now the face of the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise after the team re-signed the big man and traded Chris Paul earlier in the week. But if you ask the Clippers themselves, it appears they believe Griffin is a pioneer in the form of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and..." July 01

  • Blake Griffin, Clippers Agree To Five-Year, $173 Million Deal

    NESN "NBA free agency is just getting started, but it looks like arguably the most talented player available on the open market already is off the board. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Blake Griffin reportedly has agreed to a maximum free-agent contract to return to the Los Angeles..." July 01

  • Suns Could Steal Blake Griffin From Clippers With Big Offer

    12 Up "​Forget Boston and Miami. Phoenix is the new hot spot rumor city for free agents, none more so than Blake Griffin. Griffin — who recently opted out of his contract with the Clippers — will be the hottest power forward on the market, and it's becoming more and more likely LA could lose him to..." July 01

  • Celtics, Blake Griffin reportedly struggling to schedule meeting

    CBS Sports "Ever since Blake Griffin was ruled out of the playoffs during the middle of the Los Angeles Clippers' first-round series against the Utah Jazz, which they lost in seven games, the question about what he would decide to do in the summer was one of the most interesting topics when thinking about..." June 30

  • Lawrence Frank: Blake Griffin is ‘Clipper royalty,’ team will do ‘everything we can’ to keep him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was reportedly willing to spend whatever it takes to keep Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. But the Clippers reportedly balked at giving Paul a five-year max contract, and now he plays for the Rockets. The Clippers are still interested in re-signing Griffin, but has..." June 30

  • Report: Free agents Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap will meet with Suns

    Arizona Sports "Free agent forwards Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap will meet with the Phoenix Suns after the NBA free agency moratorium period begins Saturday, reports John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station. Gambadoro reports the 28-year-old Griffin will meet with Phoenix this weekend. An..." June 29

  • Blake Griffin reportedly could be out until December with toe injury

    CBS Sports "Clippers forward Blake Griffin has informed the team he will not pick up his option for next season, which will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. But his recent toe injury could throw a wrench in other teams' pursuit of him. According to a report from ESPN, the toe injury Griffin..." June 29

  • Clippers Believe Blake Griffin Will Re-Sign

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers believe they will be able to re-sign Blake Griffin following their trade of Chris Paul. Griffin and Paul were both scheduled to be free agents and it was unclear if they would re-sign both players. Griffin is expected to receive interest from the Boston Celtics and..." June 28

  • Glen Davis: Blake Griffin should sign with Thunder or Celtics

    Sportsnaut "Retired NBA power forward Glen Davis played his final two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he thinks Lob City is a thing of the past. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both opted out of their player options with the team, so it’s not exactly a huge leap in logic to conclude the Clippers as we..." June 26

  • Blake Reportedly Opts out of Clippers Contract, Will Enter Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has reportedly decided to decline the $21.4 million player option in his contract for the 2017-18 NBA season and will now become an unrestricted free agent, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Griffin is one of the league's top power..." June 23

  • Rockets Target Paul, Griffin, Millsap, Lowry

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will chase several of the top free agents on the market this summer, tweets Marc Stein of Sources tell him that Houston plans to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap and Kyle Lowry. " June 21

  • Blake Griffin names New York, Phoenix, Toronto, Boston as his favorite NBA cities

    Mass Live "Blake Griffin put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast. For those who don't listen regularly to the show, it's a comedic sports podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the lighthearted nature of the conversation..." June 19

  • Thunder reportedly interested in pursuing Blake Griffin

    Tulsa World "Blake Griffin is expected to opt out of his Los Angeles Clippers contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, reports Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Griffin won the Naismith Award in 2009 with the Oklahoma Sooners and was the top overall NBA Draft pick that year with..." June 16

  • Celtics Considered Primary Threat To Sign Blake Griffin Away From Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "While the Los Angeles Clippers will attempt to re-sign Blake Griffin, the Boston Celtics are considered a primary threat to sign him away. "Boston is really the danger for Blake Griffin," said Wojnarowski. "I think Boston's two primary free agent targets, right now, are Gordon Hayward and Blake..." June 14

  • Blake Griffin says he tore tendons, ligaments in his foot

    Yardbarker "The injury that knocked Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin out for the postseason was apparently much more severe than a simple toe bruise. In an appearance on the “Pardon My Take” podcast on Tuesday, Griffin opened up about the season-ending injury he suffered in Game 3 of the..." May 10

  • Looming decisions by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin control fate of Clippers

    Los Angeles Times "The decisions Chris Paul and Blake Griffin make on their future will have a direct impact on the future of the Clippers. And Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach and president of basketball operations, knows it’ll be his job and that of his front office to do all within their power to retain that..." May 04

  • Blake Griffin has toe surgery, no timetable for return

    Yardbarker "Now that the Los Angeles Clippers’ season is over much earlier than they would have liked, the team is going to be forced to look long and hard at its roster. Both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have early-termination options on their contracts, likely paving the way for them to become free..." May 02

  • Blake Griffin, Clippers Hope To Agree Upon Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers and Blake Griffin hope to agree upon a maximum deal. The Clippers can offer Griffin a five-year deal worth approximately $175 million while a rival team can offer $130 million over four seasons. Griffin was injured in Game 3 of the first round and missed the final four..." May 01

  • Griffin's future with Clippers less certain than Paul's

    ESPN "THE CARAVAN WILL BEGIN DEPARTING the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 5:30 p.m. and pull into the loading dock in the bowels of Vivint Smart Home Arena soon after. One by one, they'll disembark into the NBA's loudest concrete bunker where, a few hours later, 19,000 fans will scream for..." April 28

  • Clippers Remain Committed To Re-Signing Blake Griffin

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin will be a free agent for the first time this offseason and the Los Angeles Clippers want to re-sign him. The Clippers will also contend with the free agencies of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. Griffin is out for the playoffs with a toe injury. "Griffin is still a significant part..." April 28

  • Blake Griffin's status is uncertain after Clippers star is stricken with another playoff injury

    Los Angeles Times "When they entered the locker room at halftime Friday night, all of the Clippers were made aware that Blake Griffin would not be joining them for the rest of Game 3 because the power forward had suffered a bruised right big toe late in the second quarter. So all they could do was press forward..." April 22

  • Has Blake Griffin played final game for Clippers?

    USA Today "The NBA playoffs are being ruined by injuries. First it was Utah big man Rudy Gobert going down with a left knee injury that has kept him out of the Jazz's first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Then the Chicago Bulls announced that point guard Rajon Rondo had a thumb injury that..." April 22

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin to miss remainder of playoffs "The L.A. Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe suffered during the Clippers’ 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff series...." April 22

  • Blake Griffin’s injury revealed the dirty truth about the Los Angeles Clippers

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers were doomed. On the road, with Blake Griffin sidelined by a bruised right toe that looked far worse than the diagnosis, and the Clippers trailed the Utah Jazz by double digits. They looked primed to implode, taking the Doc Rivers era with them. But a funny thing..." April 22

  • Blake Griffin becomes 1st to score 10K points in Clippers uniform

    Fox Sports "A first for Blake Griffin on Saturday was one for the Clippers, as well. Griffin became the first player to score 10K career points in an LA Clippers uniform when he did so on his first shot against the Lakers at Staples Center." April 02

  • Cuban sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Blake Griffin after his run-in with J.J. Barea

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for pushing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, owner Mark Cuban had some fun at Griffin’s expense. “I just feel bad for Blake,” Cuban said prior to Saturday’s game against the Toronto..." March 26

  • Blake Griffin increasingly believed to be open to leaving Clippers in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers were rumored to have already verbally agreed to terms with pending unrestricted free agents Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. But with formal contract extensions unviable, L.A. was always going to have to play out the season and hope those players remained committed into..." March 24

  • Mavs' Carlisle on Barea ejection: Griffin's 'cat that ate the canary smile' tells the story of that play

    Sports Day "An entertaining NBA game got more fun in the third quarter Thursday night with a little shoving match between the littlest guy on the court and one of the biggest. The judges would have scored it a TKO for J.J. Barea, even though he's the one who ended up getting taken down. When Barea got..." March 24

  • Lebron, Griffin named NBA Players of the Week "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 12. James averaged 25.5 points, 11.3 assists (second in the East and the NBA) and..." February 13

  • Blake Griffin plans to re-sign quickly with Clippers this summer

    Basketball Insiders "Yesterday, the Los Angeles Clippers announced that point guard and team leader Chris Paul would undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss what’s expected to be six-to-eight weeks. Said differently, he is likely to miss at least 16 games. The Clippers were already..." January 27

  • Blake Griffin 'likely' back for Clippers Tuesday, just in time for tough stretch

    CBS Sports "The Clippers got a big win Monday on the road against the Hawks despite missing two of their superstar players. But an even bigger boost to their season might come Tuesday vs. the Sixers. Doc Rivers said Monday that Blake Griffin will "likely" make his return from injury following knee surgery..." January 24

  • Clippers big man Blake Griffin says he's ready to return; eyeing Warriors game?

    CBS Sports "Blake Griffin is ready to rejoin the Clippers, and just in time. Griffin has been out since mid-December after having knee surgery. He told reporters Saturday before the Clippers got worked by the Nuggets without Griffin and Chris Paul that he's finally ready to return to action, saying he..." January 22