Blake Griffin (sprained MCL) may miss 8 weeks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Blake Griffin (sprained MCL) may miss 8 weeks

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Blake Griffin suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will be lost to the Clippers for up to eight weeks, the team said Tuesday. He was hurt in the closing minutes of the Clippers’ victory Monday over the Lakers at Staples Center. An MRI exam revealed the extent of the injury.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject:

I think it's time for the Clippers to start over. Not only is Griffin injury prone, but he's also not a legit go to guy, yet he's being paid as if he is one who can be counted on to play at least 70 games a year.

If I'm them I'd look to trade Griffin ASAP (obviously this injury will make it hard to do so). The longer they wait to trade him, the lower his value will sink. His contract will eventually become a bad contract that will prevent them from signing big name free agents.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

Glad the Lakers didn't tell him to come on down.....
Now he's the Clippers problem for years.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject:

He's getting paid 38 million the last year of his deal. Imagine that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject:

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He's getting paid 38 million the last year of his deal. Imagine that.

Even 28 million a year is too much for a non-superstar who misses 25-30 games a year like Griffin.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject:

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He's getting paid 38 million the last year of his deal. Imagine that.


wow...easily 28 million more than he deserves...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject:

Griffin is sort of a weird #1 pick. Not a bust, but the Clippers could have drafted far superior players in Harden or Curry. (DeRozan was also in that draft class.)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Griffin is sort of a weird #1 pick. Not a bust, but the Clippers could have drafted far superior players in Harden or Curry. (DeRozan was also in that draft class.)


Yeah. He took the league by fire but he's kind of the forgotten star now. Not a lot of guys giving you 20/8/5, yet no one seems to really care about BG. It's weird. He's added to his game, but it hasn't changed his impact any. He basically came into the league contributing the same impact/value as he does today, just different numbers. strange.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject:

Blake's problem is that he's been injured a lot. I remember he missed that season where he was supposed to be a rookie on the last game of the pre-season....now that is Clipper luck. Also he never developed any sort of distinct skills where you watch him play and say that is a signature of Blake Griffin. Harden did it. Curry did it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject:

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Blake's problem is that he's been injured a lot. I remember he missed that season where he was supposed to be a rookie on the last game of the pre-season....now that is Clipper luck. Also he never developed any sort of distinct skills where you watch him play and say that is a signature of Blake Griffin. Harden did it. Curry did it.


The dunks/alley-oops were only so interesting for so long.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Griffin is sort of a weird #1 pick. Not a bust, but the Clippers could have drafted far superior players in Harden or Curry. (DeRozan was also in that draft class.)


I can't fault the Clippers for picking Griffin; he was the no-brainer, concensus #1.

Three or four years into his career, he was racking up all-star appearances and all-NBA teams while Curry, Harden and DeRozan didn't look like anything special yet.

He's just been ravaged by injuries. The big question mark was the Clippers giving him that $173 million extension in 2017 when he had spent the previous two years with all sorts of injuries.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject:

My guess is they wanted to keep Blake to keep the fans coming to Clipper games....what they didn't count on was how bad the Clippers would be without CP3 and now that Blake is injured again they will probably have a lot harder time winning games. Probably for the best anyways, the Logo needs to work his magic if they have any chance of building a decent team for the future.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:21 am    Post subject:

Stupid Doc. Trying to protect Austin. He blamed Zo for the injury.... Uhhh... NO DOC, it was your son.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:21 am    Post subject:

I gotta say though, a number of his injuries are due to other people landing him on, like this one.

Nothing you can do about this as every player would get their knee sprained in that type of fall.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:06 am    Post subject:

Clippers have had a lot of injuries this year. Hard to tell how good a healthy team would be.

They should just tank at this point.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:24 am    Post subject:

Zo... The Blake Killer.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject:

mde24 wrote:
Zo... The Blake Killer.


Lakers... power forward killer

1. Milsap
2. Blake

Who's next?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
Blake's problem is that he's been injured a lot. I remember he missed that season where he was supposed to be a rookie on the last game of the pre-season....now that is Clipper luck. Also he never developed any sort of distinct skills where you watch him play and say that is a signature of Blake Griffin. Harden did it. Curry did it.


The dunks/alley-oops were only so interesting for so long.


I think they're forever interesting - but he lost the ability to do them --- he's wayyy less of a leaper now, and he's spoken a lot about it. He is damn skilled now though, 3s, ball handling, passing. I love his game. sucks he's injury prone
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject:

Yeah, his body is not holding up to the game. The long term effect of suffering debilitating injuries (repetitive too, right knee, ankle, toe) is the postponement that occurs in adding new skill and technique to one's game. Considering how many times Griff's missed extensive parts of seasons, it's understandable to me that about all he added was the jumper and an improved FT conversion rate.

Now, it's the left knee.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject:

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Blake's problem is that he's been injured a lot. I remember he missed that season where he was supposed to be a rookie on the last game of the pre-season....now that is Clipper luck. Also he never developed any sort of distinct skills where you watch him play and say that is a signature of Blake Griffin. Harden did it. Curry did it.


The dunks/alley-oops were only so interesting for so long.


I think they're forever interesting - but he lost the ability to do them --- he's wayyy less of a leaper now, and he's spoken a lot about it. He is damn skilled now though, 3s, ball handling, passing. I love his game. sucks he's injury prone


Is it fair to say that if you combine today's Griffin with freak athlete Griffin, you would basically have Ben Simmons? (Though I think Simmons is still a much better passer.)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
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Blake's problem is that he's been injured a lot. I remember he missed that season where he was supposed to be a rookie on the last game of the pre-season....now that is Clipper luck. Also he never developed any sort of distinct skills where you watch him play and say that is a signature of Blake Griffin. Harden did it. Curry did it.


The dunks/alley-oops were only so interesting for so long.


I think they're forever interesting - but he lost the ability to do them --- he's wayyy less of a leaper now, and he's spoken a lot about it. He is damn skilled now though, 3s, ball handling, passing. I love his game. sucks he's injury prone


Is it fair to say that if you combine today's Griffin with freak athlete Griffin, you would basically have Ben Simmons? (Though I think Simmons is still a much better passer.)


And Blake is a solid 3pt shooter now..
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject:

70sdude wrote:
Yeah, his body is not holding up to the game. The long term effect of suffering debilitating injuries (repetitive too, right knee, ankle, toe) is the postponement that occurs in adding new skill and technique to one's game. Considering how many times Griff's missed extensive parts of seasons, it's understandable to me that about all he added was the jumper and an improved FT conversion rate.

Now, it's the left knee.


Ehh, he is semi injury prone but this last one was a fluke. He got rolled up on.
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