Blake Griffin joins Boston Celtics on one-year deal, ESPN reports

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Blake Griffin joins Boston Celtics on one-year deal, ESPN reports

Free agent and six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin is joining the Boston Celtics, ESPN reports.Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal in Boston, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Griffin, 33, was drafted into the league No. 1 overall in 2009 by the Los Angeles Clippers. He has also played for the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets. He’ll be entering his 13th NBA season coming off the worst statistical year of his career. The 6-foot 9-inch, 250-pound forward averaged 17.1 minutes per game, 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 56 regular season games last season with Brooklyn. However, Griffin appeared in just seven games from March 1 until the end of the season.In 2011, he was the NBA’s rookie of the year, and in 2009, while playing for Oklahoma, he was the national college player of the year. Griffin will help the C’s make up for the loss of center Rover Williams and forward Danilo Gallinari, both of whom are injured.

Free agent and six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin is joining the Boston Celtics, ESPN reports.

Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal in Boston, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Griffin, 33, was drafted into the league No. 1 overall in 2009 by the Los Angeles Clippers. He has also played for the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets.

brooklyn nets forward blake griffin stands on the court in the first half of an nba basketball game against the memphis grizzlies wednesday, march 23, 2022, in memphis, tenn. (ap photo/brandon dill)

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Blake Griffin

He’ll be entering his 13th NBA season coming off the worst statistical year of his career.

The 6-foot 9-inch, 250-pound forward averaged 17.1 minutes per game, 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 56 regular season games last season with Brooklyn. However, Griffin appeared in just seven games from March 1 until the end of the season.

In 2011, he was the NBA’s rookie of the year, and in 2009, while playing for Oklahoma, he was the national college player of the year.

Griffin will help the C’s make up for the loss of center Rover Williams and forward Danilo Gallinari, both of whom are injured.

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