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28-Year-Old       Los Angeles Clippers

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

22.8

REB

8.1

AST

4.7

STL

0.9

BLK

0.4

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Griffin missed out on another All-Star selection last season due to a knee injury, which required arthroscopic surgery. He also underwent a procedure in early May to repair the plantar plate in his right big toe -- an injury he suffered in the first round of the playoffs – t...

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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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Expected to re-sign on a five-year, $173 million contract with the Clippers in July of 2017.

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Griffin scored 19 points (6-17 FG, 2-5 3PT, 5-7 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and one block over 35 minutes in Saturday's 102-87 loss to Charlotte.

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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 61 34.0 21.6 8.1 4.9 0.9 0.4 0.6 49.3 76.0 2.3 1.8 6.3 1.9 33.6 7.9 15.9 5.2 6.9
2017-18 28 LAC 15 35.7 22.8 8.1 4.7 0.9 0.4 2.1 41.9 77.3 2.8 1.3 6.8 5.9 35.2 7.5 18.0 5.7 7.3
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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 3 37.7 23.7 8.7 4.7 0.7 1.0 2.3 35.8 76.2 3.0 1.7 7.0 7.0 33.3 8.0 22.3 5.3 7.0
Last 14 Days 7 37.4 21.7 7.6 5.0 0.9 0.4 2.0 34.7 80.9 2.4 1.1 6.4 6.9 29.2 7.1 20.6 5.4 6.7
Last 30 Days 14 35.8 22.4 7.8 4.8 0.9 0.4 2.0 40.9 76.9 2.7 1.2 6.6 5.9 34.1 7.2 17.6 5.9 7.7
Last 5 Games 5 38.2 22.8 7.2 5.0 0.8 0.6 2.0 33.6 82.4 2.8 1.4 5.8 7.2 27.8 7.6 22.6 5.6 6.8
Last 10 Games 10 35.7 21.8 7.3 4.8 1.0 0.4 1.9 38.8 81.4 2.8 1.1 6.2 5.9 32.2 7.1 18.3 5.7 7.0

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Blake Griffin
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 18 @CHA 102-87 35 19 8 4 0 1 3 6 17 5 7 2 5 1 7 4
Nov 17 @CLE 118-113 42 23 12 5 2 1 1 8 25 5 6 2 8 1 11 2
Nov 13 PHI 105-109 36 29 6 5 0 1 5 10 25 6 8 3 8 3 3 4
Nov 11 @NOP 111-103 38 26 4 6 1 0 3 9 27 6 7 2 8 2 2 0
Nov 10 @OKC 120-111 40 17 6 5 1 0 2 5 19 6 6 1 7 0 6 2
Nov 7 @SAS 120-107 34 15 9 6 0 0 1 4 13 5 6 2 7 0 9 1
Nov 5 MIA 101-104 37 23 8 4 2 0 2 8 18 5 7 2 5 1 7 5
Nov 4 MEM 104-113 37 30 11 2 2 1 5 10 17 9 11 1 3 2 9 3
Nov 1 DAL 119-98 28 20 6 7 1 0 2 7 12 4 4 2 4 0 6 1
Oct 30 GSW 113-141 30 16 3 4 1 0 4 4 10 6 8 2 4 1 2 4
Oct 28 DET 87-95 39 19 11 4 0 0 2 5 18 7 10 2 6 2 9 3
Oct 26 @POR 103-104 40 25 8 5 1 0 3 10 16 3 8 2 5 2 6 1
Oct 24 UTA 102-84 37 22 9 6 0 1 2 8 17 4 6 2 7 1 8 1
Oct 21 PHO 130-88 28 29 8 4 1 1 3 7 13 12 14 3 5 1 7 2
Oct 19 @LAL 92-108 34 29 12 3 2 0 4 12 23 2 2 3 6 2 10 2
Blake Griffin Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Blake Griffin – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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1.  Blake Griffin

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4.  Wesley Johnson

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True Shooting Percentage

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True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Blake Griffin has a true shooting percentage of 53.7%.

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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 61 36.0 22.8 8.6 5.2 1.0 0.4 0.7 49.3 76.0 2.5 1.9 6.7 2.0 33.6 8.3 16.8 5.5 7.3
2017-18 28 LAC 15 36.0 23.0 8.1 4.7 0.9 0.4 2.1 41.9 77.3 2.8 1.3 6.9 5.9 35.2 7.6 18.2 5.7 7.4
Rest Of Season Projections 28 LAC 66 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 61 2076 1316 497 300 57 22 38 49.3 76.0 142 112 385 113 33.6 479 971 320 421
2017-18 28 LAC 15 535 342 121 70 14 6 31 41.9 77.3 42 19 102 88 35.2 113 270 85 110
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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 61 34.0 56.9 51.3 18.8 8.9 2.1 23.9
2017-18 28 LAC 15 35.7 53.7 47.6 16.3 9.8 1.7 21.9
Rest Of Season Projections 28 LAC 66 34.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Blake Griffin
2017-18 Projections 28 LAC 68 34.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Blake Griffin

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Griffin scored 23 points (8-25 FG, 2-8 3PT, 5-6 FT) to go with 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block over 42 minutes in Friday's 118-113 loss to Cleveland.

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Griffin scored 29 points (10-25 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 6-8 FT) while adding six rebounds, five assists and a block in 36 minutes during Monday's 109-105 loss to the 76ers.

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Griffin scored 26 points (9-27 FG, 2-8 3PT, 6-7 FT) to go along with four rebounds, six assists and one steal over 38 minutes in Saturday's 111-103 loss to New Orleans.

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Griffin posted 17 points (5-19 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 40 minutes in Friday's 120-111 loss to the Thunder.

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Griffin finished with 23 points (8-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and two steals across 37 minutes during Sunday's 104-101 loss to the Heat.

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Griffin scored 30 points (10-17 FG, 1-3 3PT, 9-11 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block over 36 minutes in Saturday's 113-104 loss to Memphis.

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Griffin tallied 20 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 119-98 win over the Mavericks.

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Griffin posted 19 points (5-18 FG, 2-6 #Pt, 7-10 FT), 11 rebounds and four assists across 29 minutes in Saturday's 95-87 loss to the Pistons.

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Griffin posted 25 points (10-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-8 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and one steal across 40 minutes in Thursday's 104-103 win over the Trail Blazers.

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Griffin scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding nine rebounds, six assists and a block in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 102-84 win over the Jazz.

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Griffin scored 29 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 12-14 FT) while adding eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 28 minutes during Saturday's 130-88 rout of the Suns.

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Griffin posted 29 points (12-23 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 minutes in Thursday's 108-92 win over the Lakers.

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2017-18

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2016-17

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 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game while shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line. The assist production at the power forward spot is what’s particularly attractive about Griffin’s stat line, and there’s reason to believe it’s sustainable. Griffin averaged 5.3 assists per game two seasons ago and upped that production to more than six per game during the 2014-15 postseason. The Clippers also made minimal tweaks to last year’s 53-win roster, so Griffin’s role as the co-No. 1 option alongside Chris Paul won’t change. With a full offseason to recover, Griffin is expected back at full strength for the start of training camp. If he’s able to remain healthy, a major bounce back fantasy season could be in store.

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.