Blake Griffin will be able to sign with the Nets or another interested NBA team after accepting the termination of the contract with the Detroit Pistons.
It is believed that the Nets [the] leaders ”to add Griffin, The Athletic’s Shams Charania tweeted: adding “rival teams look forward to Griffin picking [Brooklyn] as a title favorite for a chance to win a championship. “
The Lakers, Heat, Warriors and Clippers – his former team – are among those who have also expressed interest, according to the New York Times.
Griffin, 31, has not played since February 12, while the Pistons tried to trade him before the March 25 deadline, but found no candidates due to the remainder of his $ 36.6 million salary for this season and the $ 39 million he has. due for 2021-22.
The Nets have won 10 of their last 11 games to enter the All-Star break with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference (24-13), a half game behind Philadelphia.
Kevin Durant has missed the last nine games with a hamstring injury, and Steve Nash has primarily employed a smaller lineup with Bruce Brown 6-4 playing power forward.
Durant will not participate in Sunday’s All-Star Game, but the Nets will still be represented by guards Kyrie Irving and James Harden.
Griffin is averaging a career low of 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20 games this season. The Clippers traded him to Detroit in 2018, during the first season of a five-year extension worth $ 171 million.