Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin is eyeing an exit from the franchise.
If Griffin is unable to depart Detroit through a trade, he could receive a ton of interest in the buyout market.
“If Griffin is willing to give up money and agree to a buyout, there’s expected to be significant interest in the six-time All-Star according to the executives,” wrote Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
“’If Blake is bought out, there would be significant interest, but how much of a savings is Blake willing to take?’ as an executive for a current Eastern Conference playoff team told HoopsHype. ‘He could provide a spark off of the bench. If he’s healthy, he could start if the team had a need, but he’s probably more of a rotation player right now.'”
Griffin, 31, will not participate on the floor until the Pistons can find a way to reroute the six-time All-Star’s career.
The Pistons acquired Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers in 2018. They had high expectations after trading for the veteran.
However, Griffin’s production has declined over time.
As a matter of fact, Griffin is putting up a career-low 12.3 points along with 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest this season. The Pistons may have to attach a draft pick or younger player to offload Griffin in a potential trade package.