The Blake Show
During his rookie season, he put up 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists PLUS a season's worth of highlight reel dunks and posters that'll last a lifetime... What's next for Blake Griffin? A lot of people can't wait to see what he's been working on this summer and just what he'll do during his second season.
Will he average 30, 15 and 5? Will he become a triple double threat? Will he do a dunk we've never seen before? Will he win the slam dunk contest again? More commercials? Will he lead the NBA in jersey sales? Exciting new shoes? What exciting thing is he going to do next?
What if I told you that Griffin plans on doing more... "boring" things this year? What if I told you he's been working on playing defense, being in the right spots defensively and getting even more rebounds? What if I told you he wants to become more vocal on defense? What if I told you he's been working on making jumpshots instead of the next highlight reel dunk?
Well, that's exactly what he's been doing. According to a reports, Griffin has been working on his defense and a consistent jumpshot, so he can become a complete player.
Watch out... He may be more than just exciting this year... He may actually become great at playing a winning brand of basketball. He may actually turn around a franchise that's been awful for over 40 years.
IF he can do this, Griffin will not only become the best at his position, he could actually enter himself into the discussion of the best player in the league.
Great to hear this! I let his defesne slide last year because he was doing so much for the team that I could see why he may have not tried so hard on the defensive side.
If he keeps up his promise, he has a great chance of putting up KG (in his prime) numbers. I don't see his scoring going up much this year because of all the veterans they added but somewhere on the lines of 23 ppg, 12 rpg, 4 apg, 1spg and 2 bpg would show great maturity in his game.
Love to hear this, sometimes he goes for the video game dunk and he could seriously hurt himself, no point in putting yourself in a position to hurt himself and I know he is young and fit no one is injury proof and he needs to remember that. Staying more defensive minded could help him focus more than just jumping from outside the paint to dunk on someone.
Blake is a franchise talent for years to come, I expect big things from him this year more posters, more development in his games, and more wins for a Clippers team that has a chance to become top dog in LA.
I think Charles Barkley like numbers are within his reach during his prime; this year I could see him averaging 24 PPG, 13 RPG, 4 APG and his biggest improvement will come at the charity strip where he'll connect on 70% of his free throws.
I barely care about all the dunks, what people forget is that he is already a top 4 rebounder in the league and is already arguably the best passing PF in the league along with Gasol and Boris Diaw. Griff is already closer to being a complete player than many of the top power forwards in the NBA and he's just 22.
I wouldnt be surprised if he enters the best PF in the league conversation after this season...he's definitely capable.
Imagine if they got Chris Paul.
I should go to Las Vegas:
ESPN sources say NBA approval to be issued by night's end to seal CP3 and 2 future 2nd-rounders to Clips for Gordon/Kaman/Aminu/Sota first
Givinig up Gordon in this trade is horse sh!t!!! I wouldn't of done it if I'm the Clips everybody and anything but Blake or EG. Gordon is on an arc to be the best SG in the league in 4 years. And that's counting Muhammad, Barnes, and Lamb. None of them have Gordon's combination of world class athleticism, including a 3/4 court sprint faster then Rose, Westbrook, and Wall and a 40 inch vert combined with his outside shooting ability and defensive mechanics. Gordon is going to average 30 PPG in Nola.
Giving up Sota's pick, Aminu, Kamen, and Bledsoe was more then fair for a player that should of just left after the season leaving Nola with nothing in return.
And Blake will average 25, 14, and 5 apg this year. Blake will never, and I repeat, never average over 2 blocks per game because he don't have a 7 foot wingspan ergo he would rather get himself in position for the rebound then contest the shot.
"Giving up Sota's pick, Aminu, Kamen, and Bledsoe was more then fair for a player that should of just left after the season leaving Nola with nothing in return."
Exactly my thought process and why I say NO really had no leverage. Chris Paul is legit franchise player, so he's worth the players NO got back in this deal, but it all boils down to leverage and they didn't have any since Paul was going to leave anyway. Paul had demanded to be traded, wasn't happy and was going to leave at the end of the year anyway.
LAC had all of the leverage being the only team that could offer them young prospects, high draft picks, plus salary relief. Then add to the fact that LAC actually had a very good team heading forward without Chris Paul. I feel LAC had the upperhand in these negotiations and was really holding their ground well, but then gave in.
I'm looking forwad to Gordon having a chance to be a go-to player in New Orleans though. I think this is a good chance for him to show how far he can lead a team as it's top option.
I think adding CP3 will mean at least 2 more buckets for Blake every game. I think he'll be a 25-26 ppg scorer this season.