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Well, we all know that we won't see Blake Griffin going toe-to-toe with another man in the Octagon any time soon. But Griffin's fighting has recently landed him in the news. He just recently suffered a quadricep injury and now will hit the shelf for another 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his hand. This injury occurred when Griffin punched a team manager.
The NBA is currently investigating the incident between Griffin and equipment manager, Matias Testi.
This incident by Griffin is the definition of a bonehead play, as it could push his return to as far away as March. And with the Clippers' recent surge with their All-Star Forward out of the lineup, it's uncertain what his future holds, whether it is with the Clippers or elsewhere.
I know if I'm Danny Ainge, I'm making a phone call to Clippers GM, Dave Wohl, on the availability of BG. Because, if what was said of the situation means what I think it does, Griffin should be on the move.
What was said was “This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team.” This came from owner, Steve Ballmer.
I agree with Ballmer 100%. The Clippers are looking to make this THE year where they win a title, and these type of injuries are just inexcusable. You can survive without an All-Star for a small period of time, but eventually players are going to come down to earth and they're not going to be as productive.
The quadricep injury you can live with, but this most recent injury of Griffin is one that could've certainly been avoided, and now he has to face sitting out until March. Which could really affect the positioning LAC has this year and whether they make the playoffs or not.