Blake Griffin expects to be ready for camp
Griffin added that he's hoping to get back on the floor for non-contact work in the next few weeks, so he appears to be trending in a very positive direction following his May 1 surgery. There was a report in late-June speculating that Griffin might not be ready for the start of the season and that he could be out until December, but Ramona Shelburne of ESPN refuted that story, and it seems that the five foot specialists that met with Griffin are in agreement with Ramona's sources.
Griffin plans to agree on $173M deal w/ LAC?
And we're off. The Clippers adding that fifth year was likely the last piece of the puzzle, so Griffin now gets his monster payday at age 28. Things will obviously be very different for Griffin because his prime years have been Chris Paul, but now he'll have to learn with off-ball guys. His upside is massive for fantasy, but his toe injury could keep him out to start the season. He's still an early-round target in all formats.
Report: Thunder plan to chase Blake Griffin
It's nice to have dreams, right? With OKC paying approximately $90M combined to Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams, it's hard to see what the Thunder has to offer that could entice the Clippers in a possible sign-and-trade deal. A homecoming story always tugs at the heart strings, but we're not considering this scenario likely to come to fruition, especially when we've heard next to nothing from Griffin's camp about a desire to head home.
Clippers to meet with Griffin's agent Friday?
After losing Chris Paul on Wednesday, Griffin is the team's top priority. The oft-injured, 28-year-old forward could receive a five-year offer from the Clippers, but there's a chance the team may not want to have that fifth year because he'll likely be well past his prime. Griffin is going to meet with the Suns on Saturday and could receive some interest from teams like the Celtics and Thunder.
Report: Blake Griffin to meet with PHX on Sat
The Suns could offer Blake a four-year, $130 million max deal, and the team would get the 28-year-old forward on the back end of his prime. Griffin is also not 100 percent and there's a report he could be out to start the season due to his toe injury from the playoffs. With the Clippers possibly going into a rebuild mode, Griffin may be looking to move from the only team he's played for so far in his career.
Blake Griffin may not be ready for opener?
He suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe in Game 3 of the series against Utah and had surgery on May 1, but we haven't heard much about his rehab since then. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said she has heard otherwise, as her source believes Griffin will be ready in time for the opener. With Chris Paul joining the Rockets, the No. 1 priority for the Clippers is to re-sign Griffin and the franchise is reportedly ready to offer him a five-year max deal.
Report: LAC hope to re-sign Blake Griffin
Los Angeles sending away Chris Paul to Houston may have hurt their chances of retaining Griffin, although they still have money on their side as an incentive as they'll be able to offer him roughly $50 million more than any other team could. The Thunder have long been rumored to have an interest in going after Griffin as a free agent, but they'll need to move around some salary in order to be players in the Griffin sweepstakes.
Blake Griffin opts out to become free agent
It's a fairly expected move for the former All-Star. Griffin can earn up to a five-year, $175 million deal with the Clippers, or he could get up to a four-year, $130 million offer with another team. There is some uncertainty with the Clippers now that all of their stars have rumors of being on other teams. Considering the Celtics didn't do anything yet, they're someone to watch.
Thunder and Celtics to pursue Blake Griffin
It's a logical move for both teams. Griffin played his college ball in Oklahoma, and it has long been rumored that OKC would love to pair him with Russell Westbrook. The Celtics finished last season with the best record in the Eastern Conference and have cap space to offer a max contract to an attractive free agent. However, the most likely scenario is Griffin re-signing with the Clippers. L.A. can offer $175 million over five years, while any other team can offer only $130 million over four seasons.
Report: BOS will go after Griffin & Hayward
"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 Griffin. Now they're not going to get both of them, but they're both players that would potentially have interest there. I think Boston looks at in different ways with their future." The Celtics will have the cap space to be able to bring in another max-contract guy during free agency this offseason, so it'll be interesting to see if they're able to pry either Hayward or Griffin away from their respective teams.