Pistons’ Griffin considering season-ending knee surgery

Blake Griffin and the Pistons are struggling after a run to the playoffs last season.

Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin is considering season-ending surgery on his troublesome left knee, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Griffin, 30, is scheduled to see a specialist in Los Angeles and is expected to make a decision after that, Haynes reported.

The knee issue has limited Griffin to 18 games this season. He had surgery on that same knee over the summer.

Griffin is averaging 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds this season. While he has made no excuses, Griffin clearly has been laboring for most of the year.

The Pistons are 13-24 entering Tuesday night’s game at Cleveland. They face the Cavaliers again Thursday in Detroit.

“At the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Griffin will have two more years and approximately $75 million left on his deal, with the last year being a player option,” Haynes noted.