Blake Griffin is headed to the Brooklyn Nets in a buyout deal from the Detroit Pistons


Richard Stallworth, Reporter

On Sunday, March 2021, the six-time all-star, Blake Griffin, agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season. His agent told Espn on Sunday night.

The Nets are using a minimum veteran contract to acquire Griffin according to multiple sources. 

His move to the Nets was clearly for a chance at a championship as his choices for team destinations were the Nets and former champions LA Lakers and other playoff contenders after agreeing to the buyout of the Pistons contract with 56.5 million left on the contract. However, Griffin will earn 29.8 million from Detroit next year and 255 million career earnings so I doubt he has a problem taking a veteran’s minimum contract.

With this trade, the Nets are clearly the favorites to win the championship this year with 3 top 10 players in the NBA with James Harden who they acquired earlier this season from the Houston Rockets also chasing a ring, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durrant. Now with Blake Griffin who can play off the bench or start, they seem unstoppable, with other key players such as Joe Harris a top 10 shooter in the NBA, Deandre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, and other role-players that fit their system. 

This season so far Griffin averaged 12.3 points, 3.9 assists, and 5.2 rebounds in 20 games for the Pistons. Don’t let these numbers fool you. He can score anywhere on the court, shooting threes, post moves, and can even handle the ball.

As for the Pistons, they look to rebuild under first-year general manager Troy Weaver with trades for Griffin and Derrick Rose who was traded about a month ago to the New York Knicks.

My Prediction:  The Brooklyn Nets will go to the Finals this year against Lebron James and the Lakers and it will go to a game 7 with the Lakers winning and solidifying Lebron as the GOAT for all the Lebron haters and Jordan fans who never even watch him play a single game.