HoopsHype Blake Griffin rumors

November 25, 2014 Updates

Where does Griffin rank among the players you’ve gotten to coach? Capel: “He’s the best. There’s really no comparison. When you talk about talent, athleticism and skill, and when you add the work ethic that comes along, that was the thing that probably impressed me the most was just how hard he worked. I’m sure people that really understand basketball understand that.” Where has developed most? Capel: “Obviously shooting the basketball, which is something he’s really worked on. He’s been able to score, he’s always been a relentless rebounder, physically imposing, but really being able to shoot. I’ve always thought that he had a lot of things that he could do that people didn’t realize, because people were always just so wowed by his athleticism. I don’t think people really had ever really given him credit for all the things he can do. He can really pass. I think people started to see that as the Clippers became a better team and there was better talent around him. He really understands the game. He’s really smart. All of those things I think are what people are starting to see now.” NBA.com

Multiple times during his postgame meeting with reporters, Griffin had to apologize. He was paying attention to something bigger. Eventually, Griffin was asked if the team was worried about the decision not to indict, if it would affect them as they continue on a long road trip. "I wouldn’t say 'worried about it,'" Griffin said. "But, it’s sad to see. It hurts that people have to go through this and it affects them, but it hasn’t really touched us, personally, in here in a real way. We’ve definitely thought about it and feel for the people affected by it." Orange County Register

November 20, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: I know Blake Griffin is polarizing on here (for some reason), but he's a genuinely funny guy. He's constantly cracking jokes in locker room. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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When asked if facing a misdemeanor battery charge is "scary" -- Griffin replied, "I definitely wouldn't say scary. I feel more badly just for the fact that it's a distraction. I really don't know how big of a distraction it really is, but it is. So that's what I feel mostly bad about." Chris Paul -- who was also at the club the night of the incident -- wouldn't open up about the case but says the team has Blake's back ... "He's a teammate, he's a brother and we're always going to be there for him." TMZ.com

November 13, 2014 Updates

Ben Bolch: Daniel Schuman told me on phone he has been instructed not to speak about Blake Griffin incident until meeting with his attorney Saturday. Daniel Schuman: "I don’t want to influence the outcome of the case because I know very strongly what I believe and I want justice to occur. Twitter @latbbolch

November 12, 2014 Updates

Ben Bolch: Daniel Schuman told me on phone he has been instructed not to speak about Blake Griffin incident until meeting with his attorney Saturday. Daniel Schuman: "I don’t want to influence the outcome of the case because I know very strongly what I believe and I want justice to occur. Twitter @latbbolch

Blake Griffin has been charged with a crime for allegedly slapping the crap out of a man inside a Las Vegas nightclub ...TMZ Sports has learned. The incident went down last month when Blake was at Tao Nightclub. According to the alleged victim -- Daniel Schuman -- the Clippers superstar was upset by camera flashes in his face ... so he grabbed Daniel's phone and neck. Daniel says Blake squeezed his neck, and demanded he give up his phone. TMZ.com

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