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Blake Griffin

27-Year-Old    C,PF    Los Angeles Clippers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

22.3

REB

8.7

AST

5.1

STL

1.1

BLK

0.5

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

A highly publicized hand injury sustained in a fight with a team equipment manager and a less publicized, but more significant quad injury limited Griffin to just 35 games last season, cutting short what was otherwise a promising campaign. When healthy, Griffin averaged 21.4...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 250 lbs   DOB: 3/16/1989  College: Oklahoma   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Blake Griffin Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Clippers in July of 2012.

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Griffin provided 43 points (15-26 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 10-16 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals over 42 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime win over the Hornets.

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Blake Griffin NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010-11 21 LAC 82 38.0 22.5 12.1 3.8 0.8 0.5 0.1 50.6 64.2 2.7 3.3 8.8 0.3 29.2 8.5 16.8 5.4 8.5
2011-12 22 LAC 66 36.2 20.7 10.9 3.2 0.8 0.7 0.0 54.9 52.1 2.3 3.3 7.6 0.2 12.5 8.5 15.5 3.7 7.1
2012-13 23 LAC 80 32.5 18.0 8.3 3.7 1.2 0.6 0.1 53.8 66.0 2.3 2.3 6.0 0.4 17.9 7.2 13.4 3.5 5.3
2013-14 24 LAC 80 35.8 24.1 9.5 3.9 1.2 0.6 0.2 52.8 71.5 2.8 2.4 7.1 0.6 27.3 9.0 17.0 6.0 8.4
2014-15 25 LAC 67 35.2 21.9 7.6 5.3 0.9 0.5 0.1 50.2 72.8 2.3 1.9 5.7 0.4 40.0 8.6 17.1 4.6 6.4
2015-16 26 LAC 35 33.4 21.4 8.4 4.9 0.8 0.5 0.2 49.9 72.7 2.4 1.5 6.9 0.5 33.3 8.6 17.2 4.0 5.5
2016-17 27 LAC 39 33.7 22.3 8.7 5.1 1.1 0.5 0.4 48.9 75.4 2.3 2.2 6.6 1.1 34.1 8.2 16.8 5.5 7.3
Rest Of Season Projections 27 LAC 22 34.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Blake Griffin
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Blake Griffin NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 38.3 28.0 8.0 6.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 48.2 72.2 1.7 2.0 6.0 2.7 50.0 9.0 18.7 8.7 12.0
Last 14 Days 5 35.6 25.4 7.8 6.6 1.0 0.8 1.2 49.4 75.0 1.8 1.8 6.0 2.4 50.0 8.8 17.8 6.6 8.8
Last 30 Days 12 34.2 25.7 8.3 5.8 1.2 0.6 0.8 51.9 77.9 1.8 2.4 5.8 1.8 45.5 9.3 18.0 6.2 7.9
Last 5 Games 5 35.6 25.4 7.8 6.6 1.0 0.8 1.2 49.4 75.0 1.8 1.8 6.0 2.4 50.0 8.8 17.8 6.6 8.8
Last 10 Games 10 35.3 25.9 8.6 6.3 1.2 0.6 1.0 49.5 76.8 1.9 2.5 6.1 2.1 47.6 9.3 18.8 6.3 8.2
Last 20 Games 20 34.4 23.9 8.9 5.3 1.0 0.5 0.6 49.9 74.1 2.8 2.4 6.5 1.3 44.0 9.1 18.3 5.2 7.0

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Blake Griffin
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 26 CHA 42 43 10 5 2 0 1 15 26 10 16 3 4 4 6 4
Feb 24 SAS 38 29 9 5 1 0 2 9 17 11 11 0 2 2 7 5
Feb 23 @GSW 35 12 5 8 1 0 2 3 13 5 9 1 2 0 5 2
Feb 15 ATL 29 17 5 9 1 2 4 6 15 4 4 1 3 1 4 2
Feb 13 @UTA 34 26 10 6 0 2 0 11 18 3 4 1 1 2 8 1
Feb 11 @CHA 35 20 12 8 0 1 1 8 19 4 5 0 2 4 8 3
Feb 8 @NYK 36 32 8 5 2 0 0 11 23 8 11 2 3 3 5 2
Feb 6 @TOR 37 26 11 11 1 0 2 11 19 2 3 2 3 4 7 3
Feb 5 @BOS 37 23 8 4 1 0 4 9 19 5 6 0 1 0 8 2
Feb 2 GSW 30 31 8 2 3 1 3 10 19 11 13 0 0 5 3 2
Feb 1 @PHO 34 29 9 5 1 1 1 10 14 9 10 0 0 2 7 1
Jan 28 @GSW 23 20 4 2 1 0 2 9 14 2 3 0 1 2 2 4
Jan 24 @PHI 29 12 11 5 1 0 6 3 11 6 10 0 0 2 9 2
Jan 23 @ATL Did Not Play
Jan 21 @DEN Did Not Play
Jan 19 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 16 OKC Did Not Play
Jan 14 LAL Did Not Play
Jan 11 ORL Did Not Play
Jan 8 MIA Did Not Play
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Jan 6 @SAC Did Not Play
Jan 4 MEM Did Not Play
Jan 2 PHO Did Not Play
Dec 31 @OKC Did Not Play
Dec 30 @HOU Did Not Play
Dec 28 @NOP Did Not Play
Dec 26 DEN Did Not Play
Dec 25 @LAL Did Not Play
Dec 23 DAL Did Not Play
Dec 22 SAS Did Not Play
Dec 20 DEN Did Not Play
Dec 18 @WAS 38 26 7 7 1 0 2 10 21 6 8 0 0 1 6 1
Dec 16 @MIA 38 20 8 4 1 0 5 9 15 2 2 0 0 2 6 3
Dec 14 @ORL 33 23 7 3 0 0 4 9 14 5 7 0 0 1 6 4
Dec 12 POR 40 26 12 6 0 1 5 12 25 2 3 0 0 4 8 3
Dec 10 NOP Did Not Play
Dec 7 GSW 31 12 9 2 1 0 7 5 20 2 4 0 1 4 5 4
Dec 4 IND 34 24 16 5 1 2 3 10 21 4 7 0 0 4 12 3
Dec 2 @NOP 34 27 9 4 0 0 2 12 22 2 3 1 2 1 8 4
Dec 1 @CLE 31 13 5 11 1 0 3 4 14 5 8 0 1 2 3 0
Nov 29 @BKN Did Not Play
Nov 27 @IND 34 16 9 3 0 0 3 6 15 4 4 0 1 3 6 1
Nov 25 @DET 36 24 3 5 1 1 1 9 17 5 8 1 1 2 1 0
Nov 23 @DAL 26 12 6 7 2 0 4 4 10 3 6 1 1 0 6 2
Nov 21 TOR 36 26 7 7 1 1 0 10 17 6 8 0 0 1 6 5
Nov 19 CHI 39 26 13 5 1 0 3 8 15 10 10 0 0 2 11 3
Nov 18 @SAC 37 29 7 6 1 1 2 7 15 15 16 0 1 2 5 4
Nov 16 MEM 38 25 8 3 1 2 0 8 15 9 12 0 1 1 7 2
Nov 14 BKN 26 20 6 6 2 0 1 9 15 2 3 0 1 1 5 3
Nov 12 @MIN 37 20 11 4 0 1 2 7 17 6 8 0 0 1 10 3
Nov 11 @OKC 36 25 6 3 2 0 3 10 20 5 7 0 1 2 4 1
Nov 9 POR 26 22 13 5 2 1 0 7 14 8 10 0 1 4 9 0
Nov 7 DET 28 13 10 9 0 0 1 5 11 3 4 0 1 1 9 2
Nov 5 @SAS 29 28 5 3 1 0 0 13 19 2 3 0 2 1 4 2
Nov 4 @MEM 36 14 10 2 1 0 2 5 13 4 6 0 0 2 8 3
Nov 2 OKC 34 14 9 5 2 1 2 7 21 0 3 0 2 3 6 4
Oct 31 PHO 32 21 11 5 0 1 5 4 7 12 14 1 1 0 11 5
Oct 30 UTA 30 18 10 1 1 0 2 7 14 4 6 0 1 3 7 2
Oct 27 @POR 37 27 13 2 3 1 1 9 22 8 9 1 3 5 8 5
Blake Griffin Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Blake Griffin – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Center

1.  Blake Griffin

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3.  Luc Mbah a Moute

4.  Brandon Bass

5.  Brice Johnson

6.  Wesley Johnson

7.  Paul Pierce

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True Shooting Percentage

55.8%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Blake Griffin has a true shooting percentage of 55.8%.

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Blake Griffin NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 20 0 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010-11 21 LAC 82 36.0 21.3 11.4 3.6 0.7 0.5 0.1 50.6 64.2 2.6 3.1 8.3 0.3 29.2 8.1 15.9 5.2 8.0
2011-12 22 LAC 66 36.0 20.6 10.8 3.2 0.8 0.7 0.0 54.9 52.1 2.3 3.3 7.5 0.2 12.5 8.4 15.4 3.7 7.0
2012-13 23 LAC 80 36.0 20.0 9.2 4.1 1.3 0.7 0.1 53.8 66.0 2.6 2.6 6.6 0.4 17.9 8.0 14.9 3.9 5.9
2013-14 24 LAC 80 36.0 24.3 9.5 3.9 1.2 0.6 0.2 52.8 71.5 2.8 2.4 7.1 0.6 27.3 9.0 17.1 6.1 8.5
2014-15 25 LAC 67 36.0 22.4 7.8 5.4 1.0 0.5 0.2 50.2 72.8 2.3 1.9 5.8 0.4 40.0 8.8 17.5 4.8 6.5
2015-16 26 LAC 35 36.0 23.0 9.0 5.2 0.9 0.5 0.2 49.9 72.7 2.6 1.6 7.5 0.6 33.3 9.3 18.6 4.3 6.0
2016-17 27 LAC 39 36.0 23.9 9.3 5.4 1.1 0.5 0.4 48.9 75.4 2.5 2.3 7.0 1.2 34.1 8.8 18.0 5.9 7.8
Rest Of Season Projections 27 LAC 22 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 21 LAC 82 3112 1845 989 312 63 45 7 50.6 64.2 223 270 719 24 29.2 696 1376 446 695
2011-12 22 LAC 66 2392 1368 717 210 54 48 2 54.9 52.1 150 218 499 16 12.5 561 1022 244 468
2012-13 23 LAC 80 2598 1440 662 299 97 50 5 53.8 66.0 185 186 476 28 17.9 577 1072 281 426
2013-14 24 LAC 80 2863 1930 757 309 92 51 12 52.8 71.5 224 192 565 44 27.3 718 1359 482 674
2014-15 25 LAC 67 2356 1469 508 354 63 35 10 50.2 72.8 152 126 382 25 40.0 574 1144 311 427
2015-16 26 LAC 35 1170 749 294 170 28 17 6 49.9 72.7 83 51 243 18 33.3 301 603 141 194
2016-17 27 LAC 39 1314 871 340 198 41 20 15 48.9 75.4 91 84 256 44 34.1 321 656 214 284
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Blake Griffin NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 20 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010-11 21 LAC 82 38.0 54.9 50.8 14.1 10.1 1.4 25.6
2011-12 22 LAC 66 36.2 55.7 55.0 13.2 9.4 1.4 23.7
2012-13 23 LAC 80 32.5 57.2 54.1 17.2 10.6 1.6 21.5
2013-14 24 LAC 80 35.8 58.3 53.3 14.1 10.2 1.4 26.0
2014-15 25 LAC 67 35.2 55.1 50.6 19.3 8.3 2.3 23.7
2015-16 26 LAC 35 33.4 54.4 50.4 18.1 8.8 2.0 23.4
2016-17 27 LAC 39 33.7 55.8 50.1 18.5 8.5 2.2 25.0
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2016-17 Projections 27 LAC 75 34.1 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Griffin supplied just 12 points (3-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and one steal over 35 minutes in Thursday's 123-113 loss to the Warriors.

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Griffin scored 26 points (11-18 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots across 34 minutes in Monday's 88-72 win against the Jazz.

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Griffin scored 20 points (8-19 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, eight assists and a block in 35 minutes during Saturday's 1-7-102 win over the Hornets.

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Griffin scored 26 points (11-19 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, 11 assists and one steal across 37 minutes in Monday's 118-109 loss to the Raptors.

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Griffin scored 23 points (9-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding eight rebounds, four assists and a steal in 37 minutes during Sunday's 107-102 loss to the Celtics.

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Griffin went for 31 points (10-19 FG, 11-13 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block over 30 minutes in Thursday's 133-120 loss to the Warriors.

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Griffin finished with 29 points (10-14 FG, 9-10 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one blocked shots over 34 minutes in Wednesday's 124-114 win against the Suns.

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Griffin posted 20 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 23 minutes during a 144-98 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

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Griffin (knee) scored 12 points (3-11 FG, 6-10 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal across 29 minutes during Tuesday's 121-110 loss to the 76ers.

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Griffin (knee) will start at power forward in Tuesday's game against the 76ers, but is expected to face a minutes restriction, Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com reports.

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Griffin (knee) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports.

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Griffin (knee), who has already been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hawks, will likely play on Tuesday against the 76ers, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

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2016-17

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2015-16

After another monster year in 2014-15, Griffin looks poised to continue to be a high-level fantasy asset in his sixth NBA season. The 26-year-old All-Star was held to just 67 games played last season by a staph infection on his elbow, but the normally healthy Griffin has played 80 or more games in three of the last five seasons. Despite the elbow injury, Griffin averaged 21.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 35 minutes per game last year. Perhaps the most noteworthy improvement Griffin made to his game was his passing, posting a career best 5.3 assists per game, a significant increase from the 3.9 apg he averaged the previous year. Long touted for his explosive athleticism, Griffin has added versatility to his game in recent years. His free-throw percentage went up slightly for the third consecutive season, as he hit a respectable 73 percent of his shots from the line. Griffin has also focused on expanding his range, which may explain his shooting percentage declining each of the past three seasons from 55 percent in 2011-12 to 50 percent in 2014-15. While his shot-blocking ability leaves more to be desired (0.5 blocks per game last season), Griffin makes up for it with solid contributions across the remaining categories. The Clippers' acquisition of forward Josh Smith should have little impact on Griffin's playing time, as coach Doc Rivers has a history of allotting big minutes to his stars. Griffin should remain one of the best fantasy options in all leagues.

2014-15

Griffin, now 25 years old, has taken huge steps in his all-around game on the real-life basketball court but has seen relatively small gains on the fantasy side of things. Last season, he averaged 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 36 minutes per game through 80 games played. His free-throw percentage climbed to a respectable 72 percent last season (up from 66% in 2012-13), and there's still upside for him to get better across the board as he begins to take on more responsibility initiating the offense from the post. The one foible with Griffin is that he doesn't block many shots (0.6 blocks per game last season), and given his elite athleticism, that's somewhat disappointing. Griffin's growth at the free-throw line last season significantly improves his value in rotisserie leagues, and there's an argument that he's undervalued in head-to-head leagues, where elite counting stats hold a greater weight. He's also one of the top players in most points leagues.

2013-14

The story of Griffin's declining numbers is no secret to anyone. After averaging 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds in his rookie season, Griffin averaged 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds in his sophomore campaign of 2011-12, and just 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in the 2012-13 season. What many do not realize is that his minutes have taken a similar dip – from 38 minutes in his rookie season to 36 minutes, and finally 33 minutes. His percentages and production in all other categories have been rather consistent, and Griffin's outlook for the coming season will depend on the number of minutes he plays. With the Clippers' recent additions of Byron Mullens, J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley, Griffin is likely to see ample space in the low and high posts, when being surrounded by three-point assassins. While Mullens may back up some of his minutes, Griffin is unlikely to see a further dip in court time due to Mullens' multi-positional ability. At just 24 years of age heading into his fourth season, Griffin has the potential to be an elite fantasy contributor, so long as he gets the minutes and improves his free-throw percentage.

2012-13

Griffin had a successful sophomore season, averaging 20.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game--his second straight season averaging 20 points/10 rebounds. There are several things lacking in Griffin’s game. His mid-range shot is inconsistent; he’s not good when facing the basket; he doesn’t block shots; he can be a turnover machine; he’s foul prone; and his poor free-throw shooting makes him an easy target for hacking. But the dude is exciting to watch. He uses his tremendous strength and athleticism to dominate in the low post, though the finesse parts of his post game need to develop some. Despite missing the entirety of his rookie season due to knee surgery, Griffin hasn’t been a health risk, having not missed a game in two seasons. He did require arthroscopic knee surgery after suffering an injury while practicing with Team USA this summer, but he’s already back to full practices and should be fine entering the season. Griffin will easily average 20/10, and playing with Chris Paul certainly helps get him the ball in the best places to succeed. His deficiencies in free-throw shooting and turnovers severely impair his value in rotisserie leagues in a similar way to the effect Dwight Howard can have on a team, so if you’re drafting him, make sure you’re surrounding him with other players who help repair the damage he does.

2011-12

Basketball fans had to wait an extra year to see Griffin’s debut, but once he hit the hardwood, the athletically gifted power forward lived up to the hype. Griffin looked to be at full strength as he turned in one highlight reel play after another. The 22-year-old finished the season with averages of 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists, making him one of just four players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds in 2010-11. As expected, he was the runaway Rookie of the Year. The only categories he underwhelmed in were free throw shooting (65.4), steals (0.8) and blocks (0.6). Given his freakish jumping ability and quickness, Griffin should develop a better game on the defensive side of the ball as he matures. He struggled with free throw shooting throughout his college career as well, but he showed the ability to step out and hit the occasional jump shot, so we expect his work at the charity stripe to improve, too. Griffin is an absolute freak athletically with a high basketball IQ who never takes a play off. He’s primed to become an elite fantasy option for years to come.

2010-11

Everything was set up perfectly for Blake Griffin. The top overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, Griffin was penciled in as the starting power forward on a talented Clipper team featuring Baron Davis, Marcus Camby and promising youngsters like Eric Gordon. But a seemingly-minor knee injury in training camp wound up costing Griffin the entire 2009-10 season; he'll make his NBA debut a year later than anticipated. If he were simply a rookie coming out of the draft – and not one coming off a broken kneecap and year-long absence – Griffin would rate higher on draft boards, on the strength of his dominant run with the Oklahoma Sooners. But it remains to be seen how this can't miss prospect will progress at the next level, or if the injury will rob him of the athleticism and physicality that made him a "can't miss" in the first place.

2009-10

The Clippers’ selection of Griffin with the first overall pick of the draft was a no-brainer. Griffin averaged 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.2 blocks last year for Oklahoma, while exhibiting toughness, athleticism and poise. His free-throw shooting is a major concern – he shot just 59 percent from the line last season. Considering he has the skills to draw plenty of fouls, the volume of attempts could be a killer in that category. Still, there’s plenty to like when it comes to Griffin, who is fantastic on the glass and should immediately be a threat to score 15-18 points per game as a rookie. Los Angeles was loaded in the frontcourt, but Griffin was too good to pass up, and the team was able to unload Zach Randolph during the offseason, clearing some space for the rookie. Don’t be surprised if Griffin is the team’s starter at power forward on opening night. Griffin took home MVP honors at the Vegas Summer League, but he also strained his right shoulder, which sidelined him for more than a month. The injury didn’t require surgery, and he’s expected to be ready for training camp.