"Blake Griffin can sign a five-year deal worth $175 million with L.A., or a four-year deal worth $130 million with another team. The Celtics and Thunder are two teams that will make a bid for Griffin, according to several executives. "
[–]CelticsOrangeKookie 307 指標 14小時前
doesn't OKC have no cap space
[–]SpursParkBaller27 207 指標 14小時前
Okc has a team buily around kd still.
They need to just keep wb and maybe adams and blow it up
[–]Celticsvagrantwade 63 指標 14小時前
Probably. But if you are blowing it up why would you want a highly injury prone Griffin? You have the star power on the roster to put people in the seats already.
[–]mossadlovesyou 129 指標 13小時前
A team like OKC doesn't get to pick which stars it wants. It has to get talent to come to OKC even if flawed. The elite free agents aren't going to sign there, so if you have a chance at one, even if they are injury prone, you take him.
[–]San Diego ClippersDoitforthechesty 16 指標 13小時前
For one Blake is from Oklahoma City and still beloved by Oklahoma alumn. So a home coming for him isn't out of the cards whereas it's highly unlikely PG would go there
Secondly when healthy he's a top ten player. That's a huge if but like with Dwight if you can get that guy you get him
[–]Grizzliesjesseninja 81 指標 11小時前
This is why the Grizzlies signed Parsons. It's a risk you have to take if you're a small market team.
[–]mossadlovesyou 19 指標 11小時前
True. You can always be a middling small market team that never contends, but if you want to compete for a championship you have to take risks. When was the last time a small market (not including Cleveland, actually including them considering they risked it with Love) competed for a championship? I believe it was Orlando. They had success because they took a risk on Hedo and Rashard Lewis to pair with Dwight.
[–][DAL] Steve Nashrobyculous 13 指標 10小時前
The Spurs are a well run small market team.
[–]mossadlovesyou 14 指標 9小時前
Oh definitely. But let's not forget they tanked to get Duncan during a time when that wasn't really done. The org let Pop step down from the front office to coach the team. The Spurs devoted more resources to international scouting before most teams, the Spurs style of play was not very traditional either. When you analyze it the Spurs really pushed the limit in different ways.
[–]Pistonsyupthup 8 指標 10小時前
Westbrook salary 2017-2018: $28,530,608
Adams salary 2017-18: $22,471,910
So $50m in those two players, about half the cap right there.
Add in a max free agent (30%) and you're looking pretty sparse
[–]Wolves BandwagonNOPEitsTuckChesta 2 指標 5小時前
I don't think okc has time to blow it up. Westbrook's gonna be 29 this year, he's in his prime right now. If okc blows it up they'll need to rebuild FAST.
[–]CelticsOrangeKookie 46 指標 14小時前
they're above 10 million above the cap
they need to move Oladipo/kanter + other big salary pieces to shed 40 million
[–][GSW] Andre Iguodalaelektritekt 6 指標 12小時前
And Kanter is going to be pretty hard to move with his contract + him being a PnR liability.
[–]CelticsInAingeWeTrust 15 指標 14小時前
That's true but they are 10Million over the cap and so they would have to get rid of about 30-40 Million in cap space to even be able to sign him.
[–]Thundermalowry0124 5 指標 13小時前
I'm pretty sure the only way to get him without blowing up our team is a sign-and-trade
[–]ThunderTheGhostOfBobStoops 9 指標 11小時前
Anyone who thinks the thunder is gonna pursue Griffin is being stupid. We don't need another big, we need a solid 3 player. Every off season a rumor about OKC pursuing someone happens, and every year it's a smokescreen for something else. I say OKC is pursuing Butler, but that's a long shot.
[–]Cavaliers BandwagonSuperfobio 16 指標 11小時前
If Griffin wants to come here at all, there is not a chance in hell we wouldn't do everything possible to get him here. He doesn't fill a hole in our roster, but he is top 10 when healthy and a small market team like OKC would have to be retarded to pass up talent like that.
I would vastly prefer a PG13, or a Jimmy B, or even Hayward. But there's almost no chanve that any of those guys are looking at OKC and saying "I want to live there." The only thing we can sell those guys is building a contender, but if you look at our roster and cap situation, it's a hard sell.
[–]ThunderIHaveAPersian 118 指標 14小時前
At first I was against the idea of a Blake Griffin joining the Thunder, but I'm not trying to see Russ waste his prime. He needs another star and that is exactly what Blake is.
[–]LakersCanYouDigit34 48 指標 14小時前
not sure how that combo would work, but they would be fun to watch at least.
[–]ThunderIHaveAPersian 63 指標 14小時前
It's hard to say, but it's better than what we have now.
[–]LakersCanYouDigit34 27 指標 14小時前
yup, WB definitely needs another star to help him.
OKC just have bunch role players around him right now.
[–]CelticsBlanka_is_top_tier 17 指標 11小時前
Westbrook and Blake Griffin together would definitely be exiting basketball
[–]CelticsIfuckinglovebball 80 指標 14小時前
I would love to see Blake come to Boston. Not only would he be a great fit, it would just be nice to see more star power in the East.
[–][CHI] Jud BuechlerThexJwubbz 8 指標 12小時前
I agree, he is a good fit with the Celtics.
[–]NuggetsSwaking 3 指標 12小時前
Celtics add BG, defeat LeBron in the ECF when the King shows his age. Celtics go on to beat Spurs in 7.
[–]PistonsTimRigginsPanther 63 指標 14小時前
That is a good chunk of change to leave on the table, especially for a guy who is so reliant on athleticism and has an extensive injury history.
I just don't see him leaving LAC as long as they offer him the max.
[–][TOR] Jose Calderondeadskin 60 指標 14小時前
Griffin is extremely skilled. I can definitely see him averaging 15ppg even at age 32 when this deal would end
[–]76ersyesungxiao 71 指標 13小時前*
These People sometimes sound like they stopped watching NBA in 2012.
In the past months i've seen hugely upvoted comments saying stuff about Blake Griffin that was only legit criticism for his very first seasons, and seems like other teams' fans don't see that he's arguably the player that changed the most since got into the league regarding playstyle, he's a do-it-all player now.
"We need spacing, Griffin can't bring that to us, he's just muscles in the paint" as a celtics said and many agreed. my ass.
Top notch mid-range for a pf, top notch handles and passing (being probably the best big man in these 2), and still really tough to guard on the paint. Sure he has his flaws, and he's not nearly as exciting to watch as a few years ago, but it gets my nerves when people talk shit about him but haven't watched or researched anything of him in past years. He's better and more complete now, guys, any team could benefit from a healthy Blake Griffin.
[–]San Diego ClippersDoitforthechesty 19 指標 13小時前
Thing is he had that one MVP caliber season where he honestly just had to stay healthy and he'd consistently be in the top 6 or 7
He just hasn't been
[–]WarriorsButObviously 6 指標 10小時前
Griffin's jumper is still very unreliable, especially at end of games. He is skilled, but without his athleticism, he's just a good offensive PF who is a bad defender for his position