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.
— 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.
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.