Blake Griffin comprehends he and Bruce Brown were in two unique Nets free-office containers.
On one hand, Earthy colored felt slighted the Nets never offered him an agreement expansion after a breakout season in Brooklyn.
He told The Denver Post the Nets said they’d re-sign him during the slow time of year, just to exchange for Royce O’Neale and leave him hanging when free organization moved around. Brown at last marked a two-year manage the Denver Chunks worth $13.5 million.
Then again, Griffin’s better playing days had passed him. A distant memory are the high-flying, edge shaking and detail stuffing games that made him a fan number one during his spell with the Los Angeles Trimmers.
“I don’t think what is going on and Bruce’s circumstance were a remarkable same,” Griffin told The Everyday News. “I was anticipating holding up a tad before I marked, however at that point this open door came up.”
When last season finished, ex-Nets lead trainer Steve Nash considered Griffin for all intents and purposes unplayable. The reasoning was Griffin’s failure to hit a three-point shot made him a hostile obligation, in addition to his diminishing physicality in an association just getting more youthful and quicker made it hard to legitimize expanded minutes.
Griffin got the clue.
“I had felt last year I didn’t play much toward the end,” Griffin told The News. “So I thought perhaps that had run its course. On the off chance that you don’t play towards the finish of the time, I don’t realize that a group essentially enjoys you. That is somewhat why I didn’t actually ponder it.”
That the truth was an unpleasant reality: When a lock to play 30 or more minutes, Griffin rounded up DNP’s at a higher rate than any earlier point in his vocation. Numerous veterans have confronted this second, and for a greater part, it is the stopping point.
Griffin didn’t know his NBA profession planned to broaden another season. There was an opportunity he would be close by Dwight Howard, Hassan Whiteside and DeMarcus Cousins: previous predominant NBA huge men who currently end up out of the association and, for Howard’s situation, playing the hotshot job against lesser rivalry abroad.
“You never know in this association,” Griffin said. “So I simply needed to give it another go. This appeared as though a decent circumstance and it has been.”
Griffin conceded he held up as long as he could to hear back from the Nets prior to marking an arrangement with the Celtics.
In his most memorable game back at Barclays Center since exchanging groups, the Nets gave Griffin a video recognition saying thanks to him for his two seasons in Brooklyn in the main half. He said he wasn’t anticipating it and was agreeably shocked by the applause he got from the two Nets and Celtics fans.
“It’s cool, man. I partook in my time here,” he said. “I have a ton of extraordinary connections in that storage space and value the motion.”
Yet again griffin said he’s glad to be adding to a title battling group. He plays third string community in a Celtics group with heaps of front court profundity yet realizes his number can be called all of a sudden.
“Truly it’s simply one more opportunity to play significant b-ball,” he said. “I got the call from them and I’ve known a portion of these folks for a spell, so I felt like it was a solid match.”