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Blake Griffin

26-Year-Old    C,PF    Los Angeles Clippers

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

21.9

REB

7.6

AST

5.3

STL

0.9

BLK

0.5

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 minut...

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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:

Agreed to a five-year, $95 million extension with the Clippers in July 2012.

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Griffin recorded 21.9 points (50% FG, 40% 3Pt, 73% FT), 7.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game during 67 regular season games in 2014-15.

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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
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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 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
Last 14 Days 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
Last 30 Days 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
Last 5 Games 5 37.6 25.6 11.4 3.4 0.4 0.6 0.2 56.8 61.3 3.6 3.4 8.0 0.4 50.0 10.8 19.0 3.8 6.2
Last 10 Games 10 39.1 26.8 12.5 5.7 0.9 0.9 0.1 52.8 72.8 3.5 2.7 9.8 0.6 16.7 10.4 19.7 5.9 8.1
Last 20 Games 20 37.8 23.7 11.0 6.2 1.0 0.9 0.1 49.9 72.1 3.0 2.4 8.6 0.4 12.5 9.3 18.7 5.1 7.0

 

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Blake Griffin – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

55.1%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Blake Griffin has a true shooting percentage of 55.1%.

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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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
Preseason Projections 26 LAC 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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
Preseason Projections 26 LAC 80 2864 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Blake Griffin

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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
Preseason Projections 26 LAC 80 35.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 17 at HOU 44 27 11 6 0 1 5 13 23 1 2 0 0 4 7 3
May 14 HOU 42 28 8 2 2 1 3 12 20 3 7 1 1 1 7 6
May 12 at HOU 38 30 16 2 0 0 1 12 21 6 9 0 0 6 10 2
May 10 HOU 33 21 8 3 0 1 2 7 11 7 9 0 0 0 8 2
May 8 HOU 31 22 14 4 0 0 7 10 20 2 4 0 1 6 8 4
May 6 at HOU 41 34 15 4 1 1 3 13 23 8 11 0 1 0 15 4
May 4 at HOU 40 26 14 13 1 0 5 9 19 8 10 0 1 2 12 4
May 2 SAS 40 24 13 10 0 0 4 7 14 10 11 0 0 1 12 4
Apr 30 at SAS 41 26 12 6 1 4 0 11 21 4 4 0 1 2 10 2
Apr 28 SAS 41 30 14 7 4 1 5 10 25 10 14 0 1 5 9 3
Apr 26 at SAS 43 20 19 7 1 0 1 9 17 2 5 0 0 2 17 4
Apr 24 at SAS 32 14 10 5 0 1 3 6 15 2 3 0 0 3 7 1
Apr 22 SAS 47 29 12 11 1 1 5 12 25 5 7 0 1 5 7 2
Apr 19 SAS 43 26 12 6 3 3 1 9 20 8 10 0 0 1 11 2
Apr 14 at PHO 29 20 8 5 2 0 1 8 14 4 4 0 0 0 8 2
Apr 13 DEN 40 22 9 8 0 2 2 7 18 8 9 0 0 2 7 2
Apr 11 MEM 38 18 8 6 2 1 5 6 21 6 6 0 1 3 5 3
Apr 7 LAL 36 27 7 6 0 1 3 11 20 5 8 0 0 1 6 2
Apr 5 at LAL 31 18 5 5 0 0 0 8 14 2 2 0 0 1 4 1
Apr 4 at DEN 25 12 4 7 1 0 3 6 12 0 5 0 0 2 2 5
Apr 1 at POR 38 24 7 8 1 1 4 10 18 2 2 2 2 1 6 3
Mar 31 GSW 43 40 12 5 1 3 3 16 25 8 8 0 0 2 10 4
Mar 29 at BOS 33 21 9 5 1 1 0 7 14 7 9 0 0 3 6 2
Mar 27 at PHI 29 10 5 8 0 0 1 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Mar 25 at NYK 27 14 6 3 1 0 2 3 8 8 11 0 1 0 6 2
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Mar 22 NOP 37 23 5 4 1 1 0 10 21 3 3 0 0 3 2 3
Mar 20 WAS 36 22 6 5 1 1 4 10 19 2 7 0 0 1 5 4
Mar 18 at SAC 36 19 10 5 0 2 4 7 16 5 6 0 0 3 7 3
Mar 17 CHA 36 19 11 4 3 0 2 8 12 3 3 0 0 1 10 1
Mar 15 HOU 41 11 11 8 2 1 5 4 10 3 3 0 0 2 9 5
Mar 13 at DAL                                
Mar 11 at OKC                                
Mar 9 MIN                                
Mar 8 at GSW                                
Mar 4 POR                                
Mar 2 at MIN                                
Mar 1 at CHI                                
Feb 27 at MEM                                
Feb 25 at HOU                                
Feb 23 MEM                                
Feb 21 SAC                                
Feb 19 SAS                                
Feb 11 HOU                                
Feb 9 at DAL                                
Feb 8 at OKC                                
Feb 6 at TOR 36 26 6 9 1 1 1 9 15 8 9 0 0 2 4 1
Feb 5 at CLE 27 16 8 4 0 0 1 7 17 2 3 0 0 3 5 3
Feb 2 at BKN 35 13 6 7 1 0 2 6 10 1 4 0 0 1 5 6
Jan 31 at SAS 35 31 13 5 0 1 2 12 21 7 7 0 0 1 12 1
Jan 30 at NOP 37 19 4 6 1 0 0 7 14 5 6 0 0 2 2 4
Jan 28 at UTA 38 17 7 3 1 1 3 7 17 3 6 0 1 3 4 3
Jan 26 DEN 34 14 9 10 1 1 2 6 17 2 4 0 0 2 7 1
Jan 25 at PHO 36 23 7 7 1 0 1 11 19 1 4 0 0 3 4 2
Jan 22 BKN 25 24 6 3 2 0 3 11 14 2 3 0 0 1 5 4
Jan 19 BOS 35 22 9 6 1 0 0 9 18 4 4 0 1 2 7 2
Jan 17 at SAC 37 30 5 5 1 0 1 11 16 8 11 0 0 1 4 2
Jan 16 CLE 41 34 10 3 1 0 0 14 23 6 7 0 0 4 6 6
Jan 14 at POR 39 18 3 4 3 0 3 7 20 4 4 0 0 1 2 2
Jan 11 MIA 39 26 6 3 0 0 2 10 19 5 7 1 3 3 3 4
Jan 10 DAL 35 22 7 6 2 0 2 11 15 0 2 0 0 1 6 3
Jan 7 LAL 31 27 9 8 3 0 0 9 13 9 13 0 0 1 8 1
Jan 5 ATL 40 26 10 6 0 0 5 6 17 14 18 0 0 3 7 5
Jan 3 PHI 30 15 2 3 1 0 3 7 13 1 1 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 31 NYK 35 13 7 11 0 0 0 6 16 1 3 0 0 0 7 1
Dec 29 UTA 41 24 6 7 2 3 6 10 20 4 6 0 0 0 6 4
Dec 27 TOR 38 22 6 5 1 2 4 9 20 4 5 0 0 1 5 4
Dec 25 GSW 39 18 15 6 2 1 5 5 16 8 13 0 1 3 12 4
Dec 23 at ATL 36 21 8 11 1 1 2 9 17 3 4 0 1 1 7 3
Dec 22 at SAS 38 22 6 6 1 1 4 10 20 2 4 0 0 0 6 3
Dec 20 MIL 34 24 6 8 1 0 4 10 17 4 5 0 0 4 2 3
Dec 19 at DEN 41 32 12 3 1 0 0 9 20 14 18 0 0 4 8 5
Dec 17 IND 40 31 16 5 1 0 4 11 27 9 13 0 2 6 10 2
Dec 15 DET 32 18 7 7 2 1 3 7 16 3 4 1 1 2 5 2
Dec 13 at MIL 39 10 6 9 2 0 1 4 12 2 4 0 0 2 4 2
Dec 12 at WAS 37 14 2 3 1 0 2 6 13 2 4 0 0 1 1 5
Dec 10 at IND 38 17 10 5 0 2 0 7 17 3 4 0 0 3 7 1
Dec 8 PHO 43 45 8 2 1 0 3 14 24 15 17 2 2 0 8 4
Dec 6 NOP 30 30 7 5 1 0 1 10 15 10 15 0 1 1 6 3
Dec 3 ORL 29 21 8 6 2 1 4 9 16 3 4 0 0 1 7 1
Dec 1 MIN 25 23 8 3 0 1 1 8 14 7 8 0 0 1 7 2
Nov 29 at UTA 34 28 6 3 0 0 1 13 18 1 2 1 1 2 4 3
Nov 28 at HOU 31 30 10 1 0 0 2 11 20 8 8 0 0 2 8 3
Nov 26 at DET 33 15 7 7 1 0 2 6 17 3 3 0 0 3 4 2
Nov 24 at CHA 38 22 16 9 0 0 2 10 23 2 3 0 0 5 11 3
Nov 23 at MEM 33 12 4 3 1 0 4 5 17 2 4 0 0 1 3 3
Nov 20 at MIA 30 26 7 4 3 0 0 12 18 1 3 1 2 2 5 3
Nov 19 at ORL 30 20 4 2 0 0 1 8 18 4 6 0 0 0 4 1
Nov 17 CHI 37 19 10 4 0 0 5 7 15 5 10 0 1 4 6 3
Nov 15 PHO 32 19 8 4 1 1 4 7 12 5 8 0 0 0 8 5
Nov 10 SAS 37 23 10 6 1 0 3 9 17 5 7 0 0 3 7 3
Nov 8 POR 35 23 6 3 0 0 1 8 24 7 8 0 0 2 4 3
Nov 5 at GSW 31 14 1 1 0 0 2 7 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Nov 3 UTA 38 31 9 4 0 2 1 14 21 3 4 0 0 1 8 3
Nov 2 SAC 38 17 8 4 0 1 2 6 20 5 8 0 1 5 3 4
Oct 31 at LAL 39 39 7 4 0 0 5 13 23 11 12 2 2 1 6 4
Oct 30 OKC 38 23 7 3 1 0 3 8 18 7 10 0 0 5 2 6

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Griffin posted 27 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and one block in 44 minutes of action in Game 7's loss to the Rockets.

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Griffin had a monster game in a Game 5 loss to the Clippers, posting 30 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists in 38 minutes of action.

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Griffin posted 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and one block in 33 minutes of action in Game 4's thrashing of the Rockets.

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Griffin grabbed a double-double in Game 3's win against the Rockets on Friday, posting 22 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and seven turnovers in 31 minutes of action.

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Griffin scored 34 points (13-23 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-11 FT) with 15 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 41 minutes during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Rockets.

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Griffin had his third triple-double of the postseason in Game 1's win against the Rockets, posting 26 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and one steal in 40 minutes of action.

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Griffin scored 24 points (7-14 FG, 10-11 FT) with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double in this first round series in Game 7 on Saturday in 40 minutes.

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Griffin had a monster performance in Game 5 against the Spurs, posting 30 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and one block in 41 minutes of action.

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Griffin has a stinger in his right shoulder but will play in Tuesday's Game 5, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Griffin had his fourth double-double of the series Sunday in Game 4, scoring 20 points (9-17 FG, 2-5 FT) and grabbing 19 boards to go along with seven assists in 43 minutes.

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Griffin grabbed a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and one block in 32 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Spurs.

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Griffin exploded for a triple-double in Game 2's loss to the Spurs, posting 29 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, and one block in 47 minutes of action.

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2014-15

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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.