After leaving the Detroit Pistons via a buyout, Blake Griffin is set to try and win his first championship by joining the Brooklyn Nets. The former number one draft pick was on the decline over the past couple of years since leaving the Los Angeles Clippers.
He went through injuries and is having the worst season of his career stats-wise. This season, Griffin is averaging 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game whereas his career averages are 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
According to sports analyst Colin Cowherd, the six-time NBA All-Star is not a great basketball player and will have the same problems in Brooklyn that he had in the past.
“He’s the classic example, Blake Griffin, to me. Great athlete… but I’ve considered him a great basketball player,” Cowherd said. “Chris Paul is a great basketball player. Not nearly as great an athlete. And I think sometimes we fall in love with that. It’s high-flying slam dunk. Blake Griffin was just a highlight reel.
“But what I like about Zion Williamson, I see nuance to his game. Now the Pelicans are letting him bring the ball up the floor and direct the offense. Blake Griffin will help Brooklyn. He’s some more points. But he was one of those I really feel right about. I used to call him the NBA’s best pro beach volleyball players. He was good for dunks and that was about it.”