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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: $34,449,964
Keith Langlois: OK, now let’s talk about the guys at the top of the roster and the returnees. Blake ended the season with the knee injury and then we know he had a procedure right after the playoffs to get that cleaned up. How did his recovery go and what’s his status? Dwane Casey: He’s not where he was at this time last year, physically. He’s back on the court playing. He’s worked his butt off. They’ve been trying to slow him down a little bit just to make sure he didn’t overdo it because he’s such a worker, but he’s back playing and working out. He’s got his routine. He reminds me of Dirk Nowitzki. He’s one of those guys you’ve got to try to keep off of the floor, but we expect him back full speed, 100 percent, no lingering effects of what he went through last spring. The key with us is we have more diversity around him, flexibility around him, other guys who can handle the ball and make plays, which will take some of the pressure off of him of having to carry such a load.
Keith Langlois: Teams don’t commit three roster spots necessarily to true centers any more. You’ve got Andre as a true center and maybe not another true center on the roster as you look at it now. Thon Maker can play there, Christian Wood maybe can play there, Morris can play there. Do you envision having an every-night backup center or could it be more situational depending on need? Dwane Casey: I see it being very situational. The other guy we haven’t mentioned, we have played Blake at the five. Not good numbers off of that, so I don’t anticipate that but there are scenarios in the game, last two minutes of the game, where Blake could play the five. Looking for really a bump out of Thon, playing him at four/five, whatever it is, but a lot of nights if you look at the league, the rosters have gotten smaller and the traditional five has kind of gone the way of the dinosaur. The flexibility we have with Thon, with Markieff having the possibility of playing there, is really important.
Blake Griffin recently participated in Comedy Central’s roast of Alec Baldwin, but the NBA star also didn’t hold back when it came to making a few jokes aimed at ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner’s parent Caitlyn Jenner. “I know we’re all here making fun of Caitlyn, but honestly I want to take this moment to publicly thank you. As an athlete, I want to thank you for bravery. And as a human, I want to thank you for the doors you’ve opened,” the 30-year-old basketball player said in a preview of the upcoming segment. “And on behalf of the entire NBA and half of the rappers on the Billboard charts, I want to thank you for giving your daughters their daddy issues,” he jokingly added.