Video: Joe Ingles calls Pistons’ Blake Griffin a flopper
After Detroit Pistons big man Blake Griffin took a charge from Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, Ingles playfully told Griffin that he was a “flopper.”
Joe Ingles told Blake Griffin he was a flopper to his face 😂 pic.twitter.com/4wOCfSqGGO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2019
Griffin has been in the news in the past couple of days because it was reported that he ran away from his former employer, Steve Balmer, after he tried to make amends. The former Los Angeles Clippers forward was obviously upset at the reporters who insinuated that, and he told them off in his postgame presser.
On the season, Griffin has actually played very well alongside Andre Drummond despite many being skeptical of his fit alongside another big with not much of spacing around them. Yet Griffin has played within the offensive scheme of new head coach Dwayne Casey and it has worked effectively.
Griffin has averaged All-Star numbers for the Pistons so far. He’s scoring 25.6 points with 8.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from beyond the arc. It’s the best overall shooting percentage from three-point range for his career.
Many have seen Griffin as an MVP candidate over the past couple of years. Since being traded, those ideas died down because of his age and his new organization.
The Pistons are 18-23 on the season and are currently sitting 10th place in the Eastern Conference. They average 106.9 points per game, which ranks 24th overall in the entire league. However, their defense is much better, ranking 14th in the NBA with 109.7 points allowed per game.