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Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin
Position: F
Born: 03/16/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:251 lbs. / 113.9 kg.
Salary: $29,512,900
Griffin acknowledged that he would have approached free agency differently had he known he could be traded, but he added there is no need to focus on hindsight. The NBA will have a star-studded free-agency class this summer that could include the league’s biggest star in LeBron James, along with All-Stars Kevin Durant, Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins. For NBA superstars, it would appear the world is theirs when they become a free agent. But even the most powerful players lose a lot of power once they sign a contract, as evidenced by the Clippers trading the greatest player in franchise history so quickly.
“If I wasn’t happy with where I was at or excited to be here, it would take a little bit longer,” Griffin said. “But as soon as I got here to Detroit, the franchise, the way they go about taking care of the players, the way they do everything, is first-class, so that makes the transition much easier. [Coach] Stan [Van Gundy] and the whole staff has been awesome. I’m not looking back. “I haven’t put much thought into it, to be honest. I’ve been so focused on making this transition and [adjusting] to this change that I haven’t put that much thought into it. I never want to be in a place where I’m not wanted. Coming here made me realize what a franchise looks like.”
“You always hear guys say that basketball is a business and all that,” Griffin said. “It’s so much different when you have had a relationship with a certain amount of people for so long and been at a place for so long. Someone always promises you this is what we are doing, and six months later … “It shows people’s true colors. Other than that, at the end of the day, you have to realize it’s a business.”
Nate Duncan: What do you make of recent comments by [Pistons owner] Tom Gores’ about Stan Van Gundy [being] a team player, and that they’re evaluating things? Marc Stein: Everyone in the league is sort of looking at Detroit and saying, ‘How broad will the change be’? They’re gonna miss the playoffs, the Blake Griffin gamble, to this point, has not worked. You have to assume that at the least, Stan Van Gundy will lose his front-office power. I think I reported about a month ago that the rumblings are out there that Arn Tellem, the long-time power agent who’s been running the business side with Detroit for the last two or three years, that he would take over the basketball side of things. Those rumblings are even louder now.
Storyline: Pistons Front Office