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This past offseason Blake Griffin became a free agent after spending one and a half seasons with the Nets. The former number one draft pick chose to continue his career with the Celtics.

For the six-time NBA All-Star it was an easy decision as he has always admired the culture in Boston. “Five spot for them with Rob [Williams] being out, there’s a spot to come in and help early,” Griffin said on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

“Part of that is being on a team that’s playing meaningful basketball and playing basketball the right way, good guys on the team. Organizationally, I had a good relationship with Brad [Stevens] for a while now. It’s kind of all those things.

“When I really thought about it, it was a pretty easy decision. I said this to the media, but this is kind of always the place in my opinion the guys that I talked to Boston’s kind of a place that you always go to play there and you’re a little bit jealous of the fans show up every single game, they truly ask you just to play hard and I can get behind that. It’s always been a place that I thought had a special culture.”

Last season Griffin averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17.1 minutes per game for Brooklyn.