The former dunk king Griffin finally waited until the contract! Officially joined the Celtics

2022-10-01 14:05

The former dunk king Griffin finally waited until the contract! Officially joined the Celtics

According to ESPN's well-known NBA reporter Adrian Wornanalovsky, the Boston Celtics, which have recently suffered injuries to new and veteran players and head coaching scandals, officially introduced today's wait in free agency. Long-time 33-year-old veteran Blake Griffin .

The veteran forward has currently spent 13 seasons in the NBA and was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers as the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. At that time, he had an absolutely strong ability to score and grab the basket in college, and was considered to be the future of the league. Star. Griffin lived up to expectations after entering the NBA, won the league's Rookie of the Year, the slam dunk contest champion, was selected to the best second and third team.

Griffin's dunk impact, bounce, aerial dunks and skills on the court were all talked about by the league, and he also became the biggest aggressor of opponent players in the penalty area at that time. After nine years with the Clippers, Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons, but he suffered the fifth injury of his career during three seasons, and then Griffin and the team reached a buyout agreement in 2021 , 3 days later officially joined the Brooklyn Nets. Griffin also won many awards in his 13-year career and was selected as an All-Star for 6 times, but unfortunately he never won a league championship with the team. At the same time, he has also struggled with injuries for a long time. He underwent 2 surgeries on his left knee in 9 months and missed the second half of the 2020-2021 season.

He averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks in 17.1 minutes in 56 regular-season games for the Nets last season. 42.5 percent from the field overall. The addition of Griffin did not contribute to the team's effective results. Last season, the Nets not only won the highest losing streak in team history, but also were swept out by the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

Initially, the Nets believed that Griffin still had offensive ability and was arranged to become a three-point shooter, but the final result was not ideal. Griffin only made 26.2% of three-pointers last season. With Griffin's speed and performance level declining, the Nets decided to waive him after failing to see results. The 6-time NBA star also officially became a free agent after the end of last season, waiting for the next home who is willing to offer a contract.

However, fortunately, after a few months, the 34-year-old forward and veteran Danilo Gallinari, newly introduced by the Celtics in the offseason, was reimbursed for the injured season on behalf of the national team, and he has recently suffered a major injury. Coach Im Uduka was suspended after the scandal exposed and the team was in deep turmoil. He had to enter free agency again to sign a veteran before Griffin finally got a contract with the Celtics and signed a 1-year contract with the Celtics. Year contract, get the opportunity to face the new season.