HoopsHype Blake Griffin rumors

January 19, 2014 Updates

For the first time in nearly five years, David West was kicked out of an NBA game. At the end of the first half of Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Clippers, 106-92, West extended an elbow to the head of Blake Griffin. West was initially issued a Flagrant Foul 1 but when officials reviewed the play, the call was escalated to a Flagrant Foul 2 which meant an automatic ejection from the game. "I just kind of got my arm locked," West said. "I was a little frustrated but I just lost my head for a little second." Indianapolis Star

January 16, 2014 Updates
January 14, 2014 Updates

A general manager who has one of those three players [LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, David West] said he has not been contacted by the Clippers about dealing for his power forward, nor has he heard that the Clippers have expressed an interest in moving Griffin. Nor does the GM expect they will, for one particular reason: the owner. "Sterling is not going to do anything with Blake because he’s terrified they're going to say, 'See, you screwed it up again,'" the GM said. "Donald understands dunks and star power, not spacing the floor.” Bleacher Report

There was a time when creating a better fit would've meant dealing Jordan, but that was before he emerged as a triple-double threat in points, rebounds and blocked shots. Griffin’s curse is that the value of his unique strengths among big men—ballhandling and passing—is minimized by Paul’s dominance of the ball. Paul, sources say, sees Jordan as a younger version of his lanky center in New Orleans, Tyson Chandler, and wishes Griffin were more like his New Orleans power forward, David West. Bleacher Report

January 11, 2014 Updates

Blake Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers shot 71% in the first quarter on the way to their largest-ever victory over the downtrodden Los Angeles Lakers, 123-87 Friday night. Darren Collison had 20 points and seven assists, J.J. Redick added 19 points in his return, and DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the Clippers' third straight win and fifth in six games. They improved to 17-3 at home, second-best in the NBA. The Clippers' previous biggest win over the Lakers was 31 points on Feb. 19, 1992. That Lakers team included James Worthy, Byron Scott and A.C. Green. USA Today Sports

January 10, 2014 Updates
January 9, 2014 Updates

Blake Griffin's MONSTER DUNK over Kris Humphries last night was so nasty ... even Blake's brother admits, you can't help but feel terrible for Kris. Taylor Griffin -- Blake's big bro -- tells TMZ Sports he was at the Staples Center to watch the Clippers take on the Boston Celtics and watched firsthand as Blake posterized KH with a FEROCIOUS crotch-to-face throwdown. "I just feel sorry for the guy," Taylor says ... noting that Blake's dunk was definitely one of the Top 3 slams of the year. TMZ.com

Western Conference. Frontcourt: 1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,054,209 2. Dwight Howard (Hou) 509,116 3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 500,964 4. Kevin Love (Min) 483,031 5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 404,793 6. Tim Duncan (Por) 385,342 7. Anthony Davis (NO) 223,956 8. Pau Gasol (LAL) 207,213 9. Andre Iguodala (GS) 192,616 10. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 156,792 11. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 148,604 12. David Lee (GS) 141,509 13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 135,387 14. Omer Asik (Hou) 101,372 15. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 91,859 NBA.com

January 6, 2014 Updates
January 5, 2014 Updates

The report stated the Knicks had internal discussions about trading Anthony for Griffin, which the Knicks feel at this stage is “extremely silly.’’ New York Post

January 4, 2014 Updates

With the looming possibility of Carmelo Anthony departing New York as a free agent this summer, New York Knicks officials have discussed proposing a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers for Blake Griffin, according to league sources. ESPN.com

One source close to the situation said the Clippers' latest internal discussion ended in favor of keeping Griffin. New York's top priority, meanwhile, appears to be re-signing Anthony to a long-term deal this offseason. But with the Knicks struggling badly and Anthony refusing to give assurances that he will return, the Knicks understand they must at least consider other options. ESPN.com

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