Blake Griffin Rumors

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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: $31,873,932
Blake Griffin, who had alerted Casey to the video tribute, was the first player to greet him during the revelry, telling him, “This is a great win for you, Coach.” “That means something when your star player comes to you and tells you that and other players join in,” Casey said. “We have a good unit. We may not be as talented, but we’re going to be one of the scrappiest bunches in the Eastern Conference. I promise you that.”
Griffin, though, isn’t looking for sympathy. Chatting on a recent off day, he insisted that Detroit had furnished him with plenty of warmth — even with a red knit ski hat perched atop his head — and that peers need not fret about his relocation from Hollywood to the Rust Belt. “I’ve moved on,” Griffin said. “I feel very happy here. I feel settled. I feel at home. I’m good. “With everything we have going on, with a new arena and a new practice facility being built, to me this is a great time to be a Piston. I’m not looking back.”
Among the people Casey huddled with after he took the Detroit job was his old Seattle SuperSonics boss George Karl. “George really saw it,” Casey said. “He said Blake should be the best power forward facilitator in the N.B.A.” Casey found Karl’s recommendation reassuring because he had the same instinct. “I want him to be a point forward,” said Casey, who was an assistant coach under Karl in Seattle for four seasons. “Blake’s decision-making, his vision, his basketball I.Q. — he sees things before they happen. That’s usually only with point guards.”