Brooklyn Blake? Sells the goods itself.
After being bought by the Pistons earlier in February, Blake Griffin has signed with the Nets, a move many expected, giving the Nets another scoring option to add to their Big 3.
Although an NBA veteran has 53 playoff experiences – 53 games total – he has never been on a team that has made it to the semifinals in any of the seven playoffs in his career. Griffin and the Nets have a real opportunity to go into this season and hand Griffin the long-awaited championship ring.
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Therefore, it is no surprise that teaming up with Kerry Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden in Brooklyn was a particularly attractive opportunity for the veteran, especially given that the Nets went on to score as the best team in the Eastern Conference Have been.
In his words, why did Griffin enter into an agreement with Brooklyn:
Why did Blake Griffin sign with the Nets?
A Bleacher Report AMA on Monday, Griffin provided a simple, expected answer: he wants to play for a chance to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
“He needs a four-man man. I always have great respect for Steve Nash and all the people he has,” Griffin said. “Sean Marks has done a great job there. It was a difficult decision and I wanted to be in a team that was struggling.”
“My only goal is to help win a championship. Some years it's more realistic than others. But that's why I've come to Brooklyn.”
In season 12, Griffin appeared in 53 playoff games, mostly with the Clippers. During his tenure with the Pistons, Griffin once appeared in the playoffs, making a four-game sweep at the hands of the Bucks in 2019.
Griffin may not have been the scoring machine he once was with the Clippers, but he could be a viable piece off the bench with the Nets and gives Brooklyn short balls starting as well as five.