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Blake Griffin showing no interest in playing for hometown team Thunder

Since the departure of Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been linked to several big names who they could possibly team-up with their star guard Russell Westbrook and bring the team to greater heights.

One of them is L.A. Clippers‘ forward Blake Griffin.

The 27-year-old has an opt-out clause in his current contract and is expected to test the free agency market next summer. With Griffin growing up in Oklahoma and even playing college ball for the Sooner’s from 2007-09, many believe there is a huge homecoming waiting for him if he decides to bring his talents back home and form one of the best duos in the league today alongside Westbrook.

However, news came out recently stating the opposite, apparently coming from multiple sources.

Via ESPN’s Zach Lowe:

“There is no sign Blake Griffin wants to come home, per several sources.”

This may seem like a huge blow for OKC but it really should not come as a surprise either as Griffin has already been playing with one of the best point guards in the NBA today in Chris Paul, and with arguably a more competitive lineup than what the Thunder have. The Clippers’ players have also been reported to have strong chemistry and would be hard to imagine that one of their core members will leave.

It’s also not the end of the road for the franchise to snag a big name free agent next year as there are still a lot who are scheduled to test the market. Stephen Curry, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Lowry and Paul Millsap are just some players they can target and make a pitch to. If they’ll be successful in signing any of them, it will definitely bolster their lineup and continue to make a lot of noise in the Western Conference for years to come.

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