Two years ago Blake Griffin was playing in the All-Star Game. Now, he’s suddenly a free agent after having his contract bought out by the Detroit Pistons.
The soon-to-be 32-year-old, six-time All-Star hit the open market on Friday, his time with the Pistons ending after three years, as first reported by ESPN. Griffin struggled mightily this season, posting career lows of 12.3 points and 36.5 percent shooting while playing 31 minutes per game.
Still, it hasn’t been that long since Griffin was one of the better front court players in the NBA. That’s why the Warriors, along with the Lakers, Clippers, Nets and Heat, are all interested in his services according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
The Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Heat and Warriors are among the teams that have expressed interest in Blake Griffin when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 5, 2021
Who Griffin would be an upgrade over at this point is unclear, but he could be worth taking a flier with all or a portion of their taxpayer mid-level exception as a buy low depth option.
In 2018-19, Griffin averaged 24.5 points per game on over 46 percent shooting.