Griffin appeared in 18 games during the 2019-20 season for the Pistons. He averaged 15.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He shot 35.2 percent from the field, 24.3 percent from three and 77.6 percent from the free-throw line. Griffin set single-game season highs of 26 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, six threes, two assists and two blocks. He racked up two double-doubles. Arguably his best performance of the season was Dec. 6 against the Pacers. In 32 minutes, Griffin recorded 25 points (7-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 8-12 FT), five assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block. It was one of his four 20-point games. Griffin also had seven outings with at least five rebounds, five outings with at least five assists, five outings with at least one steal and six outings with at least one block. Griffin missed most of his games due to a knee injury that required season-ending surgery in January.2018
Blake Griffin's game continued to evolve during the 2018-19 season. His game has changed considerably since being traded from the Clippers to Detroit in January of 2018. Instead of doing his best work under the basket, Griffin has developed into an outside threat. He averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game in 2018-19. That sudden increase in scoring was the direct result of nailing 2.5 threes per game. By comparison, Griffin averaged no more than 0.2 three pointers per game during his first six NBA seasons. Despite spending more time on the parameter, Griffin still averaged 7.5 rebounds per game. Griffin appeared in 75 games this past season, his most since 2013-14. On Oct. 23, Griffin scored a career-high 50 points during an overtime win over the 76ers. Later, Griffin appeared in February's All-Star Game, his sixth ASG appearance. On Apr. 5, Griffin drained a career-high nine three pointers during a loss at Oklahoma City. Griffin's Pistons finished a solid 41-41 and lost to the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs. Griffin has three more seasons remaining on his contract with Detroit.2017
A midseason trade from the Clippers to Detroit didn't slow down the 2009 No. 1 overall selection. Griffin made himself right at home with the Pistons by posting a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double in his team debut -- a win over Memphis on Feb. 1. Griffin finished the season with an average of 21.4 points in 58 games, and it was the fifth straight season he'd recorded 21.4 or more. While Griffin's scoring and rebounding (7.4) numbers have always been strong, his improvement in the assist department was arguably the most impressive aspect of his season. His 5.8 nightly helpers were by far a career high, and his improved sharing of the basketball resulted in three triple-doubles. Griffin posted a 26-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist effort in a win over Atlanta on Nov. 22. He then finished with a monster 32-point, 11-rebound, 12-assist effort in a loss to Minnesota on Jan. 22. His last triple-double (21 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) of the season (and first as a member of the Pistons) came on March 22 against Houston. The Oklahoma native also added the three-point shot to his repertoire in 2017-18, as his 1.9 threes per game were more than triple his career high. Furthermore, Griffin hit at least two shots from beyond the arc in 17 of his first 19 games of the year.2016
Griffin appeared in 61 games for the Clippers, averaging 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 34.0 minutes of run. A knee injury cost Griffin 18 games in December and January. Overall, the Oklahoma product shot 49.3 percent from the field, including 33.6 percent from three on a then-career-high 1.9 attempts per game. Griffin also converted a then-career-best 76.0 percent of his free throws. He topped 30 points seven times, including posting a season-high 43 points in a win over the Hornets on Feb. 26. In that game, Griffin also added 10 boards, five assists and two steals. In a loss to Toronto on Feb. 6, Griffin recorded his lone triple-double of the season (26 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists). Against the Pacers on Dec. 4, Griffin notched a season-high 16 rebounds while adding 24 points and five assists. He drilled a season-high four three-pointers in a win over the Lakers on April 1 and finished the season with a then-career-high 38 makes. In a Dec. 18 game against Washington, Griffin passed Elton Brand for third on the Clippers' franchise scoring list. In the postseason, Griffin started the first three games in Round 1 against Utah but missed the final four games with a toe injury. In Game 1, Griffin finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in 43 minutes.2015
Griffin appeared in only 35 games for the Clippers, with a torn left quad tendon and a fractured right hand costing him significant time. In those 35 games, Griffin posted averages of 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 33.4 minutes per game. Griffin led the team in scoring on 18 occasions and scored in double-figures 32 times during the regular season. He topped out with 40 points, to go with 12 rebounds, against the Jazz on Nov. 25. In a win over Sacramento on Oct. 31, Griffin went for 37 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals. He pulled down a season-high 14 boards, to go with 21 points, in a win over Milwaukee on Dec. 9. In a Nov. 4 matchup against Golden State, Griffin recorded his 1,500th career assist and became the sixth-fastest player in NBA history to tally at least 8,000 points, 3,500 rebounds and 1,500 assists. Griffin returned from injury late in the regular season and played in five of the Clippers' final seven games. In the postseason, Griffin played in the first four games of the Clippers' Round 1 series against Portland, but the quad tendon injury forced him to miss the rest of the series.2014
Griffin enjoyed another strong season in 2014-15, appearing in 67 games and averaging 21.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 35.2 minutes per game. Griffin scored in double-figures in all 67 of his appearances, and he topped 20 points on 40 occasions. In a loss to the Warriors on Mar. 31, Griffin went for 40 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. His season-high in scoring came in a Dec. 8 win over Phoenix, when he posted 45 points and hit 15 of 17 free throw attempts. Griffin had three games with at least 10 assists, including a 21-point, 11-assist, eight-rebound outing in a loss to Atlanta on Dec. 23. He pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds twice -- once against the Hornets on Nov. 24 and again against the Pacers on Dec. 17. Griffin handed out at least five assists in 10 straight games between Mar. 27 and Apr. 14. During that span, he averaged 21.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists per contest. At mid-season, Griffin was named to his fifth consecutive All-Star Game, but he did not participate due to an elbow injury. An All-NBA Third Team selection, Griffin finished eighth in MVP voting. He finished the season ranked eighth in points per game, 11th in usage rate, eighth in PER and 16th in win shares. In the postseason, Griffin helped lead the Clippers over the Spurs in Round 1. In the seven-game series, Griffin posted averages of 24.1 points, 13.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks in 41.1 minutes. He posted a triple-double -- his second of the series -- in the decisive Game 7, finishing with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. In seven games against the Rockets in Round 2, Griffin posted averages of 26.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. He missed 15 games in February and March after undergoing surgery on his right elbow.2013
In what was one of the best seasons of Griffin's career, the Oklahoma product appeared in and started 80 contests. Over 35.8 minutes per game, Griffin averaged 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals. He finished sixth in the NBA in scoring average and ranked 15th in rebounds per game. Griffin led the Clippers in scoring 48 times. He became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2002-03 to average at least 24 points, nine rebounds and three assists while shooting at least 50 percent from the field. He also became the first player since Bob McAdoo in 1975-76 to average at least 24 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in one of the first four seasons of his career. During a nine-game span from Nov. 6 to Nov. 21, Griffin averaged 24.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 55.6 percent from the field. He scored at least 20 points in 30 consecutive games from Jan. 20 to Mar. 26, averaging 27.0 points per game in that span. In a loss to Miami on Feb. 5, Griffin went for a season-high 43 points on 16-of-34 shooting. He also added 15 rebounds and six assists. Griffin was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for February. In a win over Sacramento on Nov. 1, Griffin pulled down a season-high 17 boards. He registered a triple-double (25 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds) in a loss to Dallas on Apr. 3. Griffin was named a Western Conference All-Star for the fourth time in his career. He started the game and finished with 38 points -- the most ever by a Clippers player. At season's end, Griffin led the league in points in the paint. He finished third in MVP voting and was selected to the All-NBA Second Team. In the postseason, Griffin helped lead the Clippers to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs. In a seven-game first-round series against Golden State, Griffin averaged 23.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals. In Round 2, the Clippers faced off against the Thunder, with Griffin posting 23.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game for the six-game series. In a Game 5 loss in Oklahoma City, Griffin finished with 24 points and 17 boards.2012
In Griffin's third year in the league, he led the playoff-bound Clippers in scoring (1,440 points) and rebounds (662). He averaged 18.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Griffin's strongest game of the season came against Orlando on Jan. 12. He contributed 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and one block on 68.2 percent shooting. Griffin was named player of the week on Dec. 9 and was named to the All-NBA second team, plus the All-Star team. In the first round of the playoffs against the Grizzlies, Griffin's play was crucial in a two-point, Game 2 victory. He recorded 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one block. The Clippers, who finished 56-26 under coach Vinny Del Negro, were elimnated by Memphis in six games.2011
Griffin appeared in all 66 games of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season for the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 20.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.8 steals in 36.2 minutes per game. Griffin led the Clippers in points, rebounds, and field goal attempts, while leading the NBA in dunks with 192. Griffin paced the Clippers in scoring 31 times, rebounding 44 times, blocks 13 times and assists six times. On Dec. 30, in a matchup against the Bulls, Griffin went for 34 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal. He posted the first 20-20 game of his career against the Spurs on Feb. 18, finishing with 22 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in 43 minutes. Griffin was selected to his second career All-Star Game, and he was voted a starter for the first time. In the ASG, Griffin posted 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. On Apr. 24, he scored a season-high 36 points against Atlanta, adding eight boards and three assists. Griffin helped lead the Clippers to the postseason, where they defeated the Grizzlies in Round 1 before falling to the Spurs in four games in Round 2. In Game 3 against San Antonio, Griffin delivered 28 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.2010
After missing the entirety of the 2009-10 season due to a knee injury, Griffin had one a memorable rookie campaign and appeared in all 82 games for the Los Angeles Clippers. With averages of 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, Griffin was an easy choice for the T-Mobile Rookie of the Year award. The power forward was the first unanimous selection since David Robinson in 1989-90. Griffin also became the first rookie since Yao Ming (2002-03) to play in the All-Star Game. At All-Star Weekend, Griffin took home the Slam Dunk Contest title. Griffin was also the first rookie since Elton Brand to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. He was just the third player since 2001-02 to average at least 20 points, 12 rebounds and three assists per game. In his NBA debut against the Blazers on Oct. 27, Griffin went for 20 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. He scored a Clippers' rookie record 47 points, to go with 14 boards, in a win over Indiana on Jan. 17. Griffin posted another 40-plus-point game in a Nov. 20 loss to the Knicks, finishing with 44 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. Griffin hit 16 of 23 free throws in that contest. In a Mar. 23 win over the Wizards, Griffin posted a 33-point, 17-rebound, 10-assist triple-double, becoming the first Clippers rookie since Jerry West in 1961 to record a triple-double. He also became the first rookie since Allen Iverson to have multiple 40-point games. At season's end, Griffin established himself as the franchise rookie leader in points and free throw attempts, while ranking second in rebounds. Griffin was a unanimous choice for the All-Rookie First Team, and he finished 10th in MVP voting.
June 25, 2009Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2009Signed a rookie contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
June 1, 2012Signed a five-year contract with the Clippers. Exercised an early termination option in June of 2017.
July 18, 2017Signed a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers.
January 29, 2018Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with Brice Johnson and Willie Reed to the Detroit Pistons for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, a 2018 1st round draft pickand a 2019 2nd round draft pick.