The question posed to Blake Griffin was direct.
How does he rate himself as a defender?
"I don't think I'm as bad of a defender as some people try to peg me as," Griffin said.
"But I know I have a lot of work to do," Griffin acknowledged. "The effort is there. I think our coaching staff knows the effort is there. I've got a lot of room to improve, like I've said."
The Clippers' All-Star power forward paused.
"But at the same time, I don't think I'm as bad as people say," Griffin said. "People try to say I play zero defense, which I personally think is not true. For me, a lot times I'm the hardest critic on myself."
No, not zero defense.
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