Earlier today, we got a nice post-Valetine’s Day Woj-Bomb about how the Pistons will be sitting Blake Griffin for the foreseeable future until both sides can come to an agreement on how to part ways. It seems as though Blake’s time in Detroit is most likely done:
Anyone who has followed the ‘Stawns over the past years know that Blake gave it his all for the team and the fanbase. He battled through injuries, most notably his left knee that kept him out for pretty much the entire 2019-2020 season, but he never gave up on the team and was an extraordinary leader. He had a phenomal 2018-2019 season where he averaged a career-high 24.5 ppg and made the All-Star Game:
It was definitely the best/most fun year as a Stawn’s fan in the 2010’s besides the short run we had had in 2015 before Brandon Jennings blew out his achilles. He was probably naturally pissed after being traded from the Clippers to the Pistons, especially after signing a max deal and having a fake jersey retirement ceremony, and no one can forget him blowing off Steve Ballmer when playing the Clips at the Staples Center for the first time:
Most NBA players these days will get disgruntled and demand a trade to bigger market teams, but Blake never complained about anything and always kept the mentality that he was a loyal leader to not only the team but the community. That’s why myself and pretty much every other ‘Stawns fan on social media today are forever grateful for him:
I’m not sure what exactly we can back for him in return, but I hope we can send him somewhere like Miami where he can chase a ring. Just anywhere besides the Lakers please. Also, it’ll be interesting to see Detroit going forward will full focus on the younger players. Today Saddiq Bey was named the Eastern Conference Player of The Week after an impressive last seven days.