Blake Griffin is a six-time NBA All-Star but he won’t be earning a seventh trip to that game in Detroit after Griffin and the Pistons agreed to a contract buyout Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent.
And two days later the 31-year-old greed to a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season.
Griffin informed Nets general manager Sean Marks of his decision to join Brooklyn's championship chase on Sunday evening—a reunion of sorts with his former Los Angeles Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan.
Griffin had interest from most of the NBA's top playoff contenders and cleared waivers on Sunday night after agreeing to a buyout on the remaining $56.5 million left on his contract with Detroit.
The Nets imagine Griffin as a small-ball center alternative off its bench.
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