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February 8, 2015 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: I'm told there is of course hope Griffin could be back sooner than 4 weeks, but you don't mess w/ staph so best to think conservatively Twitter @ramonashelburne

Ramona Shelburne: Details on Blake Griffin's elbow surgery-- the staph infection is in the elbow he has drained. Initial projection is 4-6 weeks, per sources Twitter @ramonashelburne

Arash Markazi: A timetable on Griffin will be given after surgery tomorrow but he will at least miss the next three games and the All-Star Game. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

Griffin was a little more forthcoming, saying he still has the game on his iPad, and he watched it as recently as a month ago. “That game is still on my mind,” he said. “It’s the one game I’ve probably watched the most in a year’s time. I couldn’t tell you how many times I watched that over the summer. It’s still somewhat fresh on our minds.” Orange County Register

February 7, 2015 Updates
February 3, 2015 Updates

Blake Griffin: Two years ago — even a year ago — I wouldn’t have taken that three-pointer at the buzzer. I didn’t have the confidence. I’ve read articles talking about how I’ve changed my jump shot this year. It’s not that simple. I’ve actually been working on changing my technique for about three years. When your muscle memory is so ingrained to shoot a certain way, it takes years to tweak different parts of the release. I’ve put up more than 250,000 jump shots with my shooting coach Bob Thate over the past three years in order to re-wire my brain. That breaks down to roughly 300 shots per day just on my mid-range form alone. Bob has a saying: “How do you build a mansion? Brick by brick by brick.” It’s kind of like how Apple releases versions of the iPhone. Each year we’ve worked and worked to be able to roll out a new feature of my shot. The Players' Tribune

Blake Griffin: You hear all the time that a player needs to “fix” their shot or improve their defense, but what some people don’t understand is that it takes hundreds of hours to make that tiny difference at an elite level. Why? Because other guys are spending hundreds of hours working on whatever you’re trying to stop. While I’m shooting with Bob, Tyson Chandler is in a gym somewhere trying to contest shots better and make me sad. With our travel schedule, you only have so many possible hours to put in that work. So what do you choose? The Players' Tribune

January 27, 2015 Updates
January 24, 2015 Updates

A Special Olympian got to meet the Clippers and receive a pair of signed Blake Griffin shoes prior to Saturday’s practice. Head coach Doc Rivers and the players enjoyed their time interacting with Special Olympian Tairek, in advance of the Special Olympics World Summer Games that’ll take place in Los Angeles beginning this July. “It’s just cool to see a smile on his face,” Griffin said. “It’s the same for our guys, anyone who walks over there and talks to him walks away feeling better. It’s really cool. It’s a neat thing.” NBA.com

“We need the excitement in this city, and we need people to come out,” Rivers said. “Kids from all over the world are coming. We’ve got to get our hands in this, I think everybody in L.A. This is a really neat thing for the city of L.A., to showcase the city of LA, but more importantly for these kids. “The neatest thing is the pure stuff you get from the kids. They tell you the truth. There’s no filter, and their joy is amazing. They want to win, but a lot of them want to finish. It says a lot. I’m deeply involved, and I think it’s awesome that it’s coming to LA.” NBA.com

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