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Blake Griffin’s time is up in the city of Detroit as he and the front office has decided that it’s best for him to sit out games until he is traded or bought out. When Blake was playing this season for the pistons it was ugly and he appeared to have nothing left to give on the court.

A far cry from the player he was just three years ago during the 2018-2019 NBA season earning a third-team All-NBA selection averaging 24.5 points per game, 5.4 assists per game, and 7.5 rebounds per game. Blake dragged a pistons team that had no business being in the postseason to the 8th seed and was injured in the process. Pistons fans adored Blake for playing through his injury to earn the honor of being swept by the bucks in the first round.

As Trey wrote Blake Griffin absolutely sucks at basketball this season. It’s hard to refute that take because he is currently averaging almost career-worst in every major statistical category. Blake appears to have nothing left in the tank on the Detroit Pistons.

I still have hope that Blake isn’t one of the worst players in the NBA. If he is able to make it to one of the teams we will see a renewed and reenergized Griffin.

Blake takes his talents to south beach

The Miami Heat have a hole at power forward with the loss of Meyers Leonard with a season-ending injury leaving the bulk of minutes going to Kelly Olynk who is a better fit as a backup stretch five and Precious Achiuwa an unproven rookie. Blake Griffin is undeniably a better talent than the options currently available.

The second most used lineup for the heat consisting of Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Kelly Olynk, & Bam Adebayo has been outscored by 7.5 points per 100 possessions. As things are constructed this is definitely not a recipe for success.

Bringing Blake Griffin into a team that is known for its commitment to training, player development, and accountability also known as Heat Culture would yield great results for a team that has been struggling to meet the expectations set for them after coming off a finals appearance last season.

If it’s one team that can get contributions from veterans that look washed up past their primes it’s the Miami heat.

Griffin goes to San Antonio

The San Antonio Spurs have been a nice surprise in the NBA this season exceeding expectations due in part because of their new playstyle of pushing the pace. The last time the Spurs ranked in the top ten of pace in the league was in 2013. The team is revolving around Demar DeRozan who has newfound success at the power forward position and a plethora of young athletic guards and forwards like Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, and Derrick White wreaking havoc in transition for opposing defenses.

In the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge out with injury, they have won five of their last six games. LaMarcus should be on the way out already 35 years old he isn’t in the plans for the next iteration of Spurs basketball. Blake Griffin would be a nice addition if he is able to find regain some of his athleticism and shooting touch. His skills could be of use as a rim running or stretch play-making five for this team looking to create plays in transition.