After opting out of his previous deal, there was no doubt that Blake Griffin was going to leave Los Angeles, as most people knew that he wanted to receive a new and more improved deal from the Clippers.
As for that, Griffin got a new deal that will give him a total of $173 million over the next five seasons. He will make an average of $34.6 million per year. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports the deal.
Now, the Clippers will look different with Chris Paul departing in a trade to the Rockets, but the team gets a shake up, which might help the team as there seemed to be a rift in the lockeroom from reports during this past season.
It will be the Blake Griffin show and his team. Now, we will see what the future holds with the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan, as past reports has Jordan on the trading block.
In addition, the Clippers moving Chris Paul will allow the team to explore trades and free agency to go after players that will make a boat load. Maybe they can go after Gordon Hayward and re-sign Reddick to round out the starting five (Beverley, Reddick, Hayward, Griffin, Jordan).
Finally, Griffin averaged 21.6 points per game and picked up 8.1 rebounds on 34 minutes per game in only 61 matches.