Looking for the quickest route to a ring, one-time monster dunker Blake Griffin is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets after clearing waivers according, to The Athletic’s Sams Charania.
Blake Griffin has cleared free agency waivers and the six-time NBA All-Star is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 7, 2021
Griffin, who expressed his desire to play for a contender, became an unrestricted free agent last Friday after he and Detroit agreed on a contract buyout in which Griffin gave the team back more than $13 million.
Griffin was traded to the Pistons in 2018 just six months after signing a five-year $175 million deal with the Clippers.
The 31-year-old veteran will join fellow Lob City alumni DeAndre Jordan on a talent-packed team led by the new Big 3 of the NBA—Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden.
Years of injuries have kept the once high-flying Griffin below the rim, and he’s only played in 38 games the last two seasons.
He averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists for the Pistons this season, a far cry from his career-best of 24.5 points in 2018-19.
Still, the 10-year veteran is expected to be an asset for the Nets.
Griffin is a great passer, and the opportunity to finally win a title is sure to energize his play on the court.