Blake Griffin finds new home – The former Detroit Pistons star lands 1-year deal

According to a report from NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, former Detroit Pistons F Blake Griffin has found a new home.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, former Detroit Pistons F Blake Griffin has found a new home.

Wojnarowski reported on Friday that Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics.

Griffin, who is now 33, was originally selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

In 12 NBA seasons, Griffin has been selected as an All-Star on six occasions, including during the 2018-19 season. During that season, he averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in 75 games.

Unfortunately, injuries held Griffin back as he played in just 18 games during the 2019-2020 season, and then, during the 2020-21 season, he was bought out by the Pistons, and he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

Blake Griffin addresses rumor about final season with Detroit Pistons

After the Detroit Pistons and Blake Griffin agreed to a buyout this past season, he then agreed to a contract with the Brooklyn Nets. When this happened, many thought the Nets were getting damaged goods.

After all, Griffin had started to look like a shell of his former self, and many started to believe he was not giving his all because he did not look explosive and he was not dunking the basketball like he once did.

Those beliefs escalated when Griffin started dunking for the Nets on a pretty regular basis, something he had not done at all for the Pistons during his final season in Detroit.

A year ago or so, Griffin joined The Old Man and The Three podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter and he admits he was pissed about the narrative that he was not giving 100% with the Pistons.

From Bleacher Report:

“It bothered me a little bit,” he said. “Because the stat was he hasn’t dunked in four-hundred-something days, sure.”

“Everyone’s like ‘he hasn’t dunked in over a year,’ I’m like I haven’t played in over a year,” he continued. “But I played those 19 games with the Pistons and didn’t dunk. … That just pissed me off because you guys know the stat, you’re just choosing to be like ‘let’s do days instead of games.'”

Blake Griffin via Bleacher Report

Nation, what are your feelings about Blake Griffin and his time with the Detroit Pistons?