Blake Griffin’s dunk stat suggests Nets are feeding him Space Jam’s secret stuff
If there was one criticism on Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin before he suited up for the Nets, it’s that he can’t dunk anymore. But that has all been put aside now after Griffin has proven he still has bounce and can bring the crowd on their feet. The former All-Star did that once again versus the New Orleans Pelicans in the second quarter of their matchup on Wednesday.
Blake's still got that bounce 😤
He has five dunks in seven games with the Nets. He had five dunks in his final 49 games with the Pistons.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 8, 2021
According to ESPN Stats and Info, Griffin’s most recent dunk marks his fifth dunk in seven games with the Nets—a far cry from the five dunks in 49 games he had with the Pistons. Griffin promised that he still was capable of dunking and true enough, he’s proven all that this season in a Nets jersey. This must be a good sight for Griffin’s long-time fans, who probably waited months for this to happen once again.
Griffin, who was bought out this season by the Pistons, seems to have found his place in the Nets. The forward did mention that he chose Brooklyn because he knew this team needed a player of his caliber in the frontcourt. The best part? Griffin is sharing the court with three superstars like James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving for the first time in his career.
Griffin is averaging 11 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game this season. He could be huge for the Nets come playoff time especially since the frontcourt is what their opponents will aim to attack offensively. Griffin could encounter bigs like Joel Embiid, Bam Adebayo, and even Giannis Antetokounmpo in the postseason but at least he has Harden, Durant, and Irving on his side.