After clearing waivers earlier today, the Nets are expected to sign 6x all star and former rookie of the year Blake Griffin following his buyout from the Detroit Pistons. Griffin will reunited with his former lob city partner DeAndre Jordan, and will team up with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden in Brooklyn.
Griffin’s fit with the Nets
Although Blake isn’t the 20 points per game starter he once was, he will likely play a crucial role within the Nets rotation. Griffin will most likely play at the four and five, sharing minutes with Jeff Green, Nic Claxton, and DeAndre Jordan. However, Griffin will probably find most of his time on the floor playing power forward. It would not be wise for the Nets to take minutes from younger guys like Nic Claxton. So keeping Griffin from taking away minutes from him could be critical to the teams success. Claxton has showed his ability to be a crucial piece in the Nets. And playing side by side with Griffin in the Nets second unit could be extremely beneficial to the Nets. While the current contract details are unknown, Blake will undoubtedly be a huge addition to a Nets team that is in position to make a championship run.