It is official, the Detroit Pistons have bought out Blake Griffin.
Griffin has interest from many of the NBA’s top playoff contenders and is expected to make a decision on his next team after conversations with prospective teams in the near future, sources said. https://t.co/8Qpbbp4ggE
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 5, 2021
From the sounds of things, the Detroit Pistons are not having any luck finding a trade partner for Blake Griffin and it is just a matter of time before they buy him out.
According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pistons are expected to work out a buyout with Griffin.
“Sources tell me and The Athletic’s James Edwards III that the Pistons are expected to work toward a contract buyout with forward Blake Griffin.”
This comes as no surprise as Griffin’s salary this season is $36.8 million and the chances of the Pistons finding a team willing to take on that amount of money has always been unlikely.
Looking back, it sure seems like anyone who thought acquiring Blake Griffin from the get-go was a mistake ended up being correct.