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Griffin bought out
« on: March 05, 2021, 12:55:04 PM »

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Per Woj:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31010651/sources-detroit-pistons-blake-griffin-agree-contract-buyout

Hope he moves West unless we want him, but I think BKN and MIA more likely.

Re: Griffin bought out
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 01:03:28 PM »

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Honestly, I predict that he will be a non-factor in the playoffs and nothing more than a ninth or 10th man during the regular season.  Iím not nervous, no matter where he goes.
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Re: Griffin bought out
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 01:06:38 PM »

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Honestly, I predict that he will be a non-factor in the playoffs and nothing more than a ninth or 10th man during the regular season.  Iím not nervous, no matter where he goes.

Yeah, heís a shell of his former self. The Celtics reportedly expressed interest but Iím not sure if he would help us much. Heís a defensive liability

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 01:17:25 PM »

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He's completely cooked. Someone might squeeze a little out of him in tiny spurts, because he has size, good passing ability and experience, but that's about it.

In 626 minutes of playing time this year, he has zero dunks, can't defend, and is a below-average 3PT shooter. Can't really rebound anymore, either.

Maybe his skill level translates to the bench for a little longer, but nothing to worry about missing out on.

Re: Griffin bought out
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 01:22:00 PM »

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He's better than Semi.

Re: Griffin bought out
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He's better than Semi.

Is he? 

Semi fills a role.  What is Griffinís?  Heí canít defend, he canít shoot, he canít finish, and his rebounding is poor.
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Can't help but wonder if he will even be in the league next year. He appears so well done you can't even stick a fork into him.

That said, on a vet min contract, I would take him over Edwards or Green. That way if any of the bigs get hurt, he could at least give something for a few minutes each half, like big man passing and/or maybe some post offense.

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 01:37:29 PM »

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Haven't watched a Pistons game in a long time, so I don't know the answer to this, but is Griffin just done or is he just physically limited because he is still injured.  That I think is the question.  If his body heals up, will he be able to produce or is he just done?  He is only 31 (at least for a few more days).  It isn't like he is 40. I don't know that he'd provide much this year, but I might sign him just to see if he is totally shot and maybe end up with him next year when he might be able to contribute off the bench more meaningfully.
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He's better than Semi.

Is he? 

Semi fills a role.  What is Griffinís?  Heí canít defend, he canít shoot, he canít finish, and his rebounding is poor.

So your argument is that Semi is more valuable than Griffin? Who would be more likely to win us a single playoff game?


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Can he pull a Walton and give them something off their bench?

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Can he pull a Walton and give them something off their bench?
Why would he sign with the Celtics?

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 02:12:04 PM »

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Can he pull a Walton and give them something off their bench?
Why would he sign with the Celtics?
He wouldnít.

Personally I think heís cooked and is just physically done. Heís gonna choose a contender and just ride the bench and get a ring.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2021, 02:18:18 PM »

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Haven't watched a Pistons game in a long time, so I don't know the answer to this, but is Griffin just done or is he just physically limited because he is still injured.  That I think is the question.  If his body heals up, will he be able to produce or is he just done?  He is only 31 (at least for a few more days).  It isn't like he is 40. I don't know that he'd provide much this year, but I might sign him just to see if he is totally shot and maybe end up with him next year when he might be able to contribute off the bench more meaningfully.

From what Iíve seen, sadly heís done. Heís talked enough himself about , in his words, how old he feels and how aging has impacted his game.

I agree with Roy, Semi is more useful for us. At least Semi can defend multiple positions and hit an open three.

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He'd be a slightly better, but similar pickup to Greg Monroe a few years back. I'd take him if he was happy with whatever role he was given.

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If you can pick up Griffin for Green, I'd do it. Griffin is physically cooked but he's a smart vet that can still e on the court and he's 6'10". He'd be the tallest center(not counting Tacko because he doesn't play) on our roster.