Blake Griffin Signs With The Brooklyn Nets 

Vincent Cavaniola, Sportswriter

March 9, 2021: 6-time all-star Blake Griffin has signed with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season. The Detroit Pistons bought out Griffin’s contract on March 5th, which made Blake a free agent and allowed him to sign with any team. The 31-year-old, however, has unfortunately been dealing with knee injuries this season. Through 20 games this season with the Pistons, Griffin has averaged 12.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 3.9 APG along with shooting 36.5% from the field. He now gets to reunite with his former “Lob City” partner DeAndre Jordan. They were teammates for 7 years when they were both on the Los Angeles Clippers until DeAndre Jordan signed with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2018 offseason and the Clippers traded Blake Griffin to the Pistons in the middle of the 2017-2018 season. 

NBA fans are already saying give the Nets the Larry O’Brien trophy, as they have 4 superstars on their roster. If this Nets team could stay healthy come playoffs, there’s no way anyone will be able to beat them. As of now this is the roster: PG Kyrie Irving (superstar), SG James Harden (superstar), SF Kevin Durant (superstar), PF Blake Griffin (superstar), C DeAndre Jordan, SF Joe Harris, PG Spencer Dinwiddie, SG Bruce Brown, C Nicolas Claxton, PF Jeff Green, PG Tyler Johnson, SF Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and SG Landry Shamet. Spencer Dinwiddie got injured in the very beginning of this season where he partially tore his ACL; hopefully he’ll be back by the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have also been dealing with some minor injuries here and there. The Nets need them to be 100% to win a championship. 

As a Nets fan, I’m very pleased with how the Nets have been playing recently and I personally like this Blake Griffin signing. As of March 9th, the Nets have won 9 out of their past 10 games. Blake Griffin wants to win a championship so badly, he ended up taking the minimum amount of money to be on this team;$1.2 million dollars for the rest of the season. Hopefully Griffin can stay healthy and play up to his ability for the rest of the season to help the Nets win games.