NBA Star’s Sudden Unemployment Spurs Interest from Former Team

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Six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin is interested in returning to the league after going unsigned before the 2023 season.

The 34-year-old NBA superstar and former top recruit is still without a team but is considering going back to Boston. Griffin played in 41 games with the Boston Celtics during the previous season.

For the team, he started 16 games, played 13.9 minutes per game, and averaged 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds.

In order to make additional roster changes before the season, the Celtics decided not to immediately retain Griffin this offseason. Last week, Boston added sharpshooter Svi Mykhailiuk to the roster, expanding it to 14 players and  leaving one last roster spot.

The Celtics would “welcome a comeback by veteran big man Blake Griffin,” the Boston Globe reported. In his one season with the organization, the former All-Star made an impression on the front office by being a reliable locker room presence.

Griffin played for four teams during the course of his 13-year NBA career. He was a standout high school athlete who was raised in Oklahoma.

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From Rookie of the Year to NBA Veteran

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Six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin is interested in returning to the league after going unsigned before the 2023 season.

As a McDonald’s All-American, Griffin had offers from all of the big universities.

He made the choice to remain at home, go to Oklahoma University, and play with his brother Taylor. Before to declaring for the 2009 draft, Griffin played two seasons for the Sooners. Griffin was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers as the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Griffin, who missed his first season due to injuries, rose to fame almost immediately.

He continued his impressive play, winning an NBA Slam Dunk competition while in Los Angeles, making five All-NBA teams, and winning Rookie of the Year after his return.

Griffin spent his final season with the Boston Celtics after bouncing around between the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, and Celtics. The former first-round pick had his last NBA appearance during the 2022–23 season, earning close to $260 million.

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