The Brooklyn Nets already have an impressive stackup. Regarding any metric, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden are among the NBA’s top 20 players. The Nets also have solid rotational players in DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris and Spencer Dinwiddie. And now, the team fired even more into its roster.
The Nets agreed to an agreement with power forward Blake Griffin for the rest of the season. The Net will use one of its veteran’s minimum slots to complete the deal. Because the team will be in luxury tax next season, it could offer Griffin a maximum of $ 5.9 million.
Griffin, who agreed to buy with the Pistons, will also receive $ 29.8 million from his former team next year. Griffin had been playing in Detroit since 2018, less than a season after signing a five-year, $ 170 million extension with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Due to a group of injuries, the former Rookie of the Year has had to adjust his playing style dramatically. He is no longer going to fly as high as the slam dunk contests once sunk over Kia.
In fact, Griffin has not drowned during a game since 2019. Instead, he has developed a three-point shot and spends more of his time on the perimeter.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojrowski, The Nets will plan to use Griffin as a small ball center. And he is reconnecting with his former partner in Griffin.
In 20 games this year with the Pistons, Griffin provided 12.3 rebounds, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists. The Pistons are in the midst of a rebuild and agreed to release Griffin so that he can join a contender.
The Nets are definitely worthy. And despite being his chief, Griffin still needs to be able to contribute. Who knows? We can also see him grabbing a lobe and looking at a sting or two home.