Blake Griffin drops 30 points in win over NYK
He did all of his damage in just 31 minutes, shooting 12-of-19 from the field with six rebounds, one steal and one block. He also tied his career-high with three triples. Griffin didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, so hopefully that means he won't be rested on Tuesday vs. the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Clippers have four more games this week, so his owners should be in great shape.
Blake Griffin scores 23 points
Griffin was returning from a maintenance day, so that explains why he still played 31 minutes in the 30-point blowout. He added eight rebounds, four assists and one triple, and his fantasy owners should be in great shape with five games on the schedule next week.
Blake Griffin not on the injury report
He rested on Thursday night and the Clippers did not fare well in a loss to the Nuggets. Griffin's offensive output has fallen off this month with a 9.4 points per game drop compared to February. Griffin only scored 13 points against the Cavs in his last game against them, but he figures to have a better game on national TV.
Reminder - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan both OUT for Clippers tonight
Late last night it was reported that two of the big three for the Clippers, Griffin and Jordan, would rest. Chris Paul should have extremely high usage with that pair out and look for Marreese Speights, Brice Johnson and Brandon Bass to carry the load in the frontcourt. Speights figures to be the biggest beneficiary and will be a viable DFS option tonight. Paul, needless to say, is the Clipper to own though.
Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan (rest) will both miss Thursday's game
With Griffin and Jordan both resting, Chris Paul, who at this point doesn't appear to be resting, should carry the load offensively with Marreese Speights, Brice Johnson and Brandon Bass likely to pick up the slack in the frontcourt. Diamond Stone may also find his way into the rotation if his knee issue doesn't keep him out of action, but Speights figures to benefit the most among the bigs from a DFS perspective. He's played a hair over 800 minutes on the year without those two on the floor - second on the team to Jamal Crawford - and carries a healthy 25.5% usage rate and 1.04 FPPM mark, so he'll carry a considerable ceiling at or near minimum price across the industry. Chris Paul is averaging 1.46 FPPM with Griffin/Jordan off the floor this year, albeit in a limited sample size (57.5 minutes) with an oddly low usage rate (16.5%). Paul will be an elite target industry wide assuming he suits up, while the other guards (Redick, Rivers, Crawford) will be forced to pick up the slack offensively, making all three viable punt plays. Especially if Diamond Stone isn't going to play, Speights is an option in all formats.
Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan out Thursday
Even after a tough loss at home, coach Doc Rivers will hold his bigs out against another playoff contender. Griffin hasn't exactly played well lately and finished Wednesday with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. With him out, there will be a lot of usage to go around while Marreese Speights, Brandon Bass and the guards should also benefit.
Just eight points for Blake Griffin in loss
The eight points was a season low, and it was his lowest output in a game since April 4, 2016. He has been struggling with his shot over the past week, hitting just 12 of his 33 (.364) over the past three games with 12.3 points per game, well under his season average of 21.7. Despite the recent struggles he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues as long as he is healthy.
Blake Griffin scores 15 points vs. 76ers
There was a minor right knee injury to Blake in the first quarter, but he stayed in the game after the trainer looked at him for about five seconds. The return of Chris Paul has really hurt BG's value, averaging 21.0 points, 7.9 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks on 46.6 percent from the field. That sounds OK, but he's actually not been a top-100 player in standard leagues over that span. Sure, he won't be this bad, but there's almost no chance he'll be as good as he was in February.
Blake Griffin flirts with triple-double
Griffin has looked really good since returning from knee surgery on Jan. 24. He hasn't missed a game since returning, although this was his first double-double in March. He should continue to play well down the stretch as the No. 5 seeded Clippers jockey for playoff position.
Blake Griffin scores just 16
He's not looking good after a monster February. To kick off his March, Griffin averaged just 19.2 points, 6.2 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.8 treys and no defensive stats in 35.8 minutes per game in those five. The return of Chris Paul does hurt him slightly, but expect Griffin to heat up soon. He's not expected to be as good as he was in February, though.