Report: Blake Griffin’s trade value has dipped, but desperate team could make a move for him
Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin has been a shell of himself this season. The former high-flyer missed the first 10 games of the season due to injury. Since coming back, Griffin has played poorly, averaging just 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 38.1 percent from the field and 28.4 percent from beyond the arc.
The Pistons are 10-15 on the season. They are in the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Detroit still has time to get it together and get into the playoff picture.
However, if the Pistons continue to falter, a desperate team out there could trade for Griffin despite his large contract and injury history, per James L. Edwards III of The Athletic:
Griffin likely isn’t going anywhere if the Pistons continue to stay the course for the duration of his contract, which expires after 2021-22. If a rebuild is in the cards, though, one would imagine the Pistons try to move his money. According to one league source, Griffin’s value has dipped because of the injury to start the year, the contract and his age, but that source wouldn’t be surprised if a desperate team made a move for his services.
Griffin was a superstar last season. He appeared in 75 games for the Pistons and put up 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
However, Blake underwent a knee surgery after the 2019 playoffs ended and he has no lift or speed at the moment. We’ll see if the Pistons and Griffin can turn it around or if Blake gets traded again.