Blake Griffin has been with the Detroit Pistons for one month and the team still hasn't found a solution for his offensive struggles. Griffin is shooting just 40.1 percent in 11 games, far below his career average of 51.2 percent with the Los Angeles Clippers. He has made more than half of his attempts only once (10-of-18 vs. Charlotte on Sunday). His 3-point shooting is down (27.4 percent, compared to 31.6 percent career average before he arrived). Griffin is coming off his worst offensive game as a Piston, scoring 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting Monday at Toronto, the team's third consecutive loss. "Our offensive problems, in large part, that's me. That's my responsibility," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "I haven't been able to get us into a flow where we're getting good ball movement and getting Blake opportunities. "There's times where we've done one but not the other, but he hasn't gotten into a good flow. Then we've struggled to just shoot the ball. What's happened is we've become a frustrated team and I think that's taken away from our energy level on the offensive end. I think we're trying to compete defensively, but we're a step slow on stuff. We haven't been good enough." That needs to change in a hurry before they fall even further out of playoff contention. The Pistons face the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit).
Pistons doing poor job utilizing Blake Griffin offensively
Michigan Live | Feb 28