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Blake Griffin Agrees To A Deal With Brooklyn Nets

Blake Griffin asked for a buyout from the Detroit Pistons. He has since joined one of the league’s elite teams.



The Brooklyn Nets’ starting lineup is already incredibly strong. By just about any metric, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden are all among the NBA’s top 20 players. DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, and Spencer Dinwiddie are three other reliable rotational players for the Nets. And the squad has recently bolstered its lineup with even more potent weapons.

Blake Griffin, a power forward, and the Nets reached an agreement for the remainder of the season. To consummate the transaction, the Nets will use one of their veteran minimum slots. The highest sum the team can provide Griffin is $5.9 million because it will be subject to the luxury tax the following season.

Griffin, who reached a buyout agreement with the Pistons, will also get $29.8 million from his old team the following season. Griffin had been playing in Detroit since 2018, less than a season after signing a five-year, $170 million extension with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Griffin will serve as the Nets’ small-ball center, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. And he’s reuniting with his former teammate in Griffin.

Griffin averaged 12.3 rebounds, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists over the course of 20 games with the Pistons this season. The Pistons are in the midst of a rebuild and agreed to release Griffin so he could join a contender.

The Nets are undeniably eligible. Additionally, Griffin should still be able to contribute despite being past his peak. The future? We may even see him catch a lob and slam a dunk or two home.