Blake Griffin 토토 (34, 206 cm) is contemplating his future.
“Griffin is mulling over his future ahead of the upcoming season,” Bleacher Report reported on Monday (April 1). Retirement appears to be one of the options.”
A first-round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Griffin was once considered one of the league’s best power forwards, winning Rookie of the Year in 2010-2011 and being named to the All-NBA First Team five times. His star power and explosive athleticism earned him the nickname “The Beast” for his numerous dunking highlights.
Injuries slowed Griffin down in his prime. Throughout his career, Griffin suffered from nagging knee injuries that diminished his performance. As a result, he bounced around from team to team, until last season when he was given a chance by the Boston Celtics.
His final numbers in Boston were 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 41 games. It’s not an impressive stat line, but it’s one that Griffin has gotten mostly positive reviews for as a locker room leader. “My time with Boston was the best experience,” Griffin said.
Boston head coach Brad Stevens was equally complimentary of Griffin’s performance. “He was great when he was playing. And off the court, too. We’re ready to get back together if he decides to,” Stevens said.
However, local media reported that “Griffin will not be back in Boston next season.” The reasoning was that Griffin was still thinking about his future.
Despite his decline, Griffin has proven himself as a locker room leader. He’s shown that he still has a lot to offer, so it’s worth keeping an eye on his options.