LA Clippers Re-sign Blake Griffin: Doc Rivers Tries To Dispel Deteriorated Relationship With Chris Paul
Latest NBA trade news confirmed that the Los Angeles Clippers just re-signed the free agent forward Blake Griffin. Apart from that, Doc Rivers addressed some rumors that he had a deteriorating relationship with their former player Chris Paul.
As the LA Clippers have re-signed Blake Griffin, it was reported that the player expressed how he and excited he is to be back in his team. He even added his realization that his decision was a no-brainer for him and the best place for him too. Then he said that the team will be the place where he wants to start and finish his career.
It can be recalled that Blake Griffin did not play in other team but with Los Angeles Clippers only. The said power forward averaged 21.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 8.1 rebounds in all his 61 games just last season. Moreover, in his 471 career games, Griffin holds an average of 21.5 points, 4.1. assists and 9.4 rebounds.
According to NBA, Blake Griffin even made history in the NBA when he reached the 10,000 career points becoming the first player in history to create 10,000 plus points only during his stay in the LA Clippers. With that, he was also awarded as the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year in NBA and has been a four-time ALL-NBA performer in his entire career.
Meanwhile, it can be recalled that when Chris Paul left Los Angeles Clippers, this was met with intrigues. It was reported that his relationship with Doc Rivers became sour just because of the involvement of Austin Rivers. It was believed that Austin Rivers became the sticking point in a possible Carmelo Anthony trade which did not progress.
Apart from that, reports were also rife that teammates of Chris Paul became frustrated because of his tyrannical disposition. With that, Doc Rivers was quick to address that he actually did not have a negative relationship with Chris Paul. Moreover, Blake Griffin also joined in by saying that there's no bad blood between him and his former teammate.
Chis Paul just signed with the Houston Rockets and the LA Clippers would have left with nothing if Blake Griffin was acquired by other NBA teams. But as the team re-signed him, he made it clear that he intends to remain in Clippers for the rest of his career.