Blake Griffin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Blake Griffin played knowing he could reinjure quad

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin was reportedly taking a significant risk in returning to the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and he knew it, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Griffin was aware that it was a “strong possibility” that he would re-tear his left quadriceps tendon if he tried to..." April 28

  • Blake Griffin to miss rest of postseason

    ESPN "Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseason and Chris Paul will be out indefinitely after having hand surgery, the Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday. Griffin aggravated a left quad injury in Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night." April 26

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin leaves game with quad soreness, '50-50' for Game 5

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin left Monday's 98-84 Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter because of left quad soreness. Initially, Griffin went to the locker room and the team listed him as questionable to return. When Griffin checked back in, he was hobbling..." April 26

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Asked if quad was something that would need to be addressed this summer (with implication being surgery), Blake Griffin said "probably."

  • Blake Griffin to return Sunday, still dealing with torn quad

    The Score "After nearly three months on the sideline, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is finally on the cusp of returning. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters on Saturday that Griffin would most likely start in Sunday's showdown with the Washington Wizards. However, despite..." April 02

  • Blake Griffin's Giant Dong Makes TV Debut

    Sports Grid "Blake Griffin hasn’t played in a game since Christmas, after injuring his quad playing basketball and injuring his hand punching a friend outside a Benihana (I assume). Classic, right? Here’s an even more cliche story: the 6’10” power forward has a ginormous weiner. For reals, that was the B..." March 31

  • See a sneak peek of Blake Griffin's upcoming cameo on Comedy Central's 'Broad City'

    USA Today "Blake Griffin will be returning to television this week — though not on the basketball court yet. The Clippers player has a cameo role on Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’, set to air on Wednesday. He joins a long list of guest stars on the series which include Hillary Clinton, Tony Danza, Susie..." March 29

  • Blake Griffin had "no endurance as far as wind" in his return to practice.

    Los Angeles Times "A late regular-season game against an Eastern Conference team with a losing record just became one of the hottest tickets on the Clippers' schedule. Blake Griffin is expected to make his return April 3, against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center after the Clippers announced Sunday that..." March 28

  • Blake Griffin starts suspension Sunday, will return April 3

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers announced Sunday that forward Blake Griffin had been medically cleared for all basketball activities and would begin serving his four-game, team-imposed suspension when the Clippers play the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Griffin will return April 3 against the Washington..." March 28

  • Clips' Blake Griffin doesn't have to be on active list to begin team suspension

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin practiced Sunday, signaling that his return to active status could come soon. This is relevant not only for the Clips getting their star back healthy, but because Griffin has to serve a four-game suspension for punching his friend, the team's assistant..." March 27

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Blake Griffin practicing today. He's been cleared.

  • Clippers' Griffin practices for 1st time since fracturing hand

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers may soon have a familiar face back in their lineup as they begin to prepare for postseason basketball. Blake Griffin was cleared to practice on Saturday for the first time since fracturing his hand during an altercation with a team equipment staff member. Griffin cannot..." March 26

  • Still no timetable for Griffin's return, Rivers expects him back before playoffs

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers have been slumping, with a 3-6 record in their last nine games, and it's been so long since they've been whole that it's easy to forget they're getting Blake Griffin back at some point this season. Griffin has been sidelined since Christmas with a quad injury, to which..." March 23

  • Blake Griffin Unlikely To Return Until April

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin is unlikely to return to the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup until April. Griffin, however, is going hard in workouts and getting closer to a return. "He's really close," said a person familiar with his rehab." March 17

  • Blake Griffin's return not as close as Clippers had hoped

    Orange County Register "On nights like Friday, when the Clippers took on a team with a lot more size and strength, Blake Griffin’s absence becomes even more evident. And even though the Clippers picked up a 101-94 win over the Knicks, the Clippers need Griffin sooner than later. And, it’s starting to sound like..." March 12

  • Jerry Colangelo: Blake Griffin punching Clippers staffer won’t affect Olympic chances

    Pro Basketball Talk "Blake Griffin broke his hand punching a Clippers equipment manager. A big deal? To the NBA season, yes. To USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo as he picks the 2016 Olympic roster, no." March 09

  • Austin Rivers: Clippers move ball better without Blake Griffin

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers does not believe the Los Angeles Clippers are better without Blake Griffin, but he does think the team moves the ball better without the big man. Rivers joined “Steve Gorman Sports” on FOX Sports Radio Friday and talked about playing without Griffin, who is out healing from a..." March 05

  • Blake Griffin says he's 'very close' to returning

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers may soon have a familiar face back in their lineup as they prepare to try and finish the regular season on a high note. Blake Griffin told Dan Woike of the Orange County Register that he's "very close" to returning to action. However, Griffin did not give an exact..." March 02

  • Clippers Found Some Blake Griffin Trade Rumors As 'Comical'

    Real GM Basketball "Doc Rivers was asked what kept the Los Angeles Clippers from trading away Blake Griffin at the deadline. “I love him. He’s a good player," said Rivers. "He was only having an MVP year before he got injured. I laugh at some of the stuff about moving him. I’ve said from Day One he is not going..." February 29

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin has been shooting for at least a week but there's no timetable for return.

  • Blake Griffin doing “some shooting,” still no return date

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers have kept right on winning without Blake Griffin, but they are not going to be the same threat in the playoffs without him. The question is how many games he would have back before the end of the season for the team to readjust to him in the lineup. No date is set, but Dan Woike of..." February 27

  • Blake Griffin Bros Out with Matias ... 1 Month After Fight

    TMZ "That's Blake Griffin shaking hands with Matias Testi -- the guy he punched in the face last month -- at the Clippers game Thursday night ... in an effort to show everyone the guys are cool again. Remember, Blake broke his hand while punching Matias in the face in Toronto on January 23rd ......" February 20

  • Blake Griffin will face scrutiny well beyond the trade deadline

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations and coach Doc Rivers loudly and vigorously declared recently, "Blake is ours." But that didn't stop rival executives from making calls about the availability of Blake Griffin in advance of Thursday's trade deadline. Amid a flurry of..." February 18

  • Blake Griffin will look to mend fences as Clippers opt not to trade

    USA Today "So Blake Griffin is staying put in Los Angeles, according to Clippers president of basketball operations/head coach Doc Rivers. “We’re not trading Blake,” Rivers told reporters at the team’s practice on Tuesday. But even with this declaration that Rivers will be giving this Clippers core..." February 17

  • Doc Rivers: ‘We’re not trading Blake’ Griffin

    Sportsnaut "Responding to the rampant rumors that the Los Angeles Clippers have been looking to trade Blake Griffin, head coach Doc Rivers definitively shot them all down with one short statement on Tuesday. Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reported on Twitter: Griffin, who is out with a broken..." February 17

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc Rivers said "We're not trading Blake."

  • Clippers no longer consider Blake Griffin 'untouchable' via trade

    CBS Sports "The last time Blake Griffin suited up for the Los Angeles Clippers was on Christmas Day against the Lakers. Griffin recorded a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win over L.A., but suffered a quad injury in the game that kept him sidelined for the next several weeks. He then..." February 16

  • Clippers offered Blake Griffin to Nuggets, who rejected trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers and Nuggets reportedly discussed a Blake Griffin trade. The Clippers’ spin: Denver called, and the Clippers quickly said no. Spin from the other side? Chris Broussard of ESPN on SportsCenter: I was told that the Clippers actually called Denver and offered Blake Griffin..." February 16

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    Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

    Broussard on ESPN: "The Clippers called the Nuggets and offered Blake Griffin & Lance Stephenson for Jokic, Will Barton, Gallanari & Faried"

  • Blake Griffin suspended 4 games for punching Clippers equipment staffer

    SB Nation "Blake Griffin will be suspended four games by the NBA for his involvement in an altercation with Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi in Toronto last week, according to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register. Griffin will also be fined another game's pay. The suspension will..." February 10

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Clippers announce four-game suspension for Blake Griffin

  • Kevin Durant-Blake Griffin deal needs perfect storm, and it could be brewing

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers have informed teams they're not interested in trading Blake Griffin despite the superstar forward's fight with an equipment manager that has him out as long as two months, league sources told CBS Sports on Friday. Yet despite the Clippers' steadfast support of Griffin..." February 06

  • Blake Griffin undergoes second surgery on broken hand

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on his broken right hand this week, according to a report by ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. The surgery is reportedly not considered a setback, so Griffin's initial recovery time of at least four to six weeks -- though..." February 06

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Multiple teams have inquired with Clippers about Blake Griffin offering various packages but team has no active interest in deal, per source

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Doc Rivers: "Blake's ours and he's going to stay ours."

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Clippers forward Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure this week on his broke right hand, sources told... https://t.co/Wra5L83Zhv

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    Los Angeles Times "Frank McCourt had a psychic on his payroll while driving the Dodgers into bankruptcy. Stan Kasten and his Chicago-based financiers agreed to a broadcasting deal that removed Vin Scully from most of our television sets. Arte Moreno signed a recovering drug addict before coming to the shocking..." February 05

  • NBA still investigating Blake Griffin incident; punishment coming?

    CBS Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today's Sam Amick that the league's investigation into the Blake Griffin punching incident is almost done, and he implied that the Los Angeles Clippers star would be punished. From USA Today: “The only update right now is we're continuing to..." February 04

  • Clippers Willing To Deal Blake Griffin For Durant In Sign-And-Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to play out the season with Blake Griffin despite receiving trade calls on his availability. The Clippers are expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency and wouldn't hesitate to trade away Griffin for him." February 02

  • Maybe the Clippers should trade Blake Griffin

    ESPN "Blake Griffin might be the Los Angeles Clippers' best overall player. You may prefer Chris Paul, but he's four years older than Griffin, with a bad knee. When Paul suffered a shoulder injury in 2014, Griffin morphed into a bulldozing point forward and carried the Clips to a 12-6 record in Paul's..." January 31

  • Doc Rivers Would Prefer To Trade Away Blake Griffin If Clippers Break Up Core

    Real GM Basketball "If the Los Angeles Clippers have to break up their Big 3, Doc Rivers reportedly would prefer to trade away Blake Griffin. Griffin is entering the later stages of his prime and his game may not age well unless he eventually develops a three-pointer." January 30

  • Doc Rivers Speaks on Blake Griffin's Punch: "You Forgive People"

    Complex "Of course, Blake Griffin's broken hand and equipment manager Matias Testi's face weren't the only two affected by Griffin's punch. The Clippers have to stay even longer without his services, and Doc Rivers has to answer to the press for Griffin's shenanigans. The Clippers at least get to relax..." January 30

  • Clippers fear Griffin might be out 2 months with hand injury

    ESPN "Blake Griffin might be the Los Angeles Clippers' best overall player. You may prefer Chris Paul, but he's four years older than Griffin, with a bad knee. When Paul suffered a shoulder injury in 2014, Griffin morphed into a bulldozing point forward and carried the Clips to a 12-6 record in Paul's..." January 29

  • Good time turned ugly after teasing for Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant

    Los Angeles Times "Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi had some dinner companions they knew well over the weekend. One was Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and the other was Joe Resendez, the team's assistant athletic trainer and travel manager. “Those guys are really close..." January 29

  • Should The Toronto Raptors Make A Play For Blake Griffin?

    Complex "It’s been a chaotic week in the NBA with Cleveland firing David Blatt and the Los Angeles Clippers looking like they’re imploding, what with Blake Griffin breaking his hand while clocking the equipment manager and everything. In the midst of all that craziness, the Toronto Raptors have..." January 28

  • Blake Griffin: Drinking Before Fight ... Witnesses Say

    TMZ "Blake Griffin -- along with at least one teammate and the team's equipment assistant -- had been drinking in the hours leading up to the fight in Toronto ... multiple witnesses tell TMZ Sports. According to several witnesses, Griffin and the equipment assistant were seen fighting outside of..." January 27

  • Clippers, NBA to Conduct Investigation After Blake Griffin Breaks Hand During Altercation

    KTLA 5 "Blake Griffin will be out an additional four to six weeks after the Clippers’ All-Star forward broke a bone in his right hand when he punched an assistant equipment manager in Toronto on Saturday. Mathias Testi suffered a severely swollen face but no fractures in the altercation and returned to..." January 27

  • Griffin apologizes to team, fans after breaking hand in fight with assistant equipment manager

    Orange County Register "Playoff collapses against Oklahoma City and Houston; DeAndre Jordan’s wild free agency; Donald Sterling’s forced sale of the team. The Clippers are no stranger to being on the wrong side of an unlikely story. But after what happened last weekend in Toronto, they can add to that list an incident..." January 27

  • Doc Rivers -- I Don't Think Fight was Booze Fueled

    TMZ "Doc Rivers says he does NOT believe alcohol was a factor in the Blake Griffin fistfight ... and confirms the NBA star and the man he punched were "good friends" before things got violent. Rivers talked to reporters before the Clippers game on Tuesday -- and said Blake is learning a hard lesson..." January 27

  • Rivers: 'Unrealistic' that Griffin will miss 4-6 weeks

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers called Blake Griffin's expected four-to-six week recovery period from a broken hand "unrealistic" Tuesday as he addressed the injury the forward sustained by punching a team equipment manager. "I always say, four-to-six weeks with a broken hand is..." January 27

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