RUMOR: Nets forward Blake Griffin was told by Celtics player to stay away from mid-season move due to apparent dysfunction
Before Blake Griffin joined the Brooklyn Nets, he was actually interested in signing with the Boston Celtics. However, that changed really quickly after a conversation with an unnamed player on the team.
Per The Athletic’s Jared Weiss, he was told to shy away for one big reason.
According to a source, Brooklyn’s Blake Griffin asked a Celtics player if he should join the team midseason and was told not to come to Boston because of the apparent dysfunction.
It was really so bad that players on the roster were telling potential targets to not come to Beantown. The Celtics could’ve used a physical presence like Griffin too. Instead, the Nets have the veteran big man. Ironically, Griffin and the Nets eliminated the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.
The turmoil within the C’s organization factored into Kemba Walker being traded on Friday. Reports suggest that Brad Stevens was very hard on Walker and was also tending to favor other players. With all of this drama within, it’s no wonder the Celtics struggled to really have any success this season. Between injuries and tension, it kind of seems inevitable they wouldn’t get much of anywhere in the playoffs.
Hopefully, a new coach can come in and change the culture because it’s not looking good right now.