Blake Griffin will debut with the Brooklyn Nets, and it will have subtle limitations
Blake Griffin He will make his debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday against the Washington Wizards. Griffin said he would have subtle limitations.
Griffin last played on February 12th against the Boston Celtics while still a member of the Detroit Pistons. After agreeing to buy out with Detroit and sign with Brooklyn, Griffin met with the Nets coaching staff and came up with a plan to return to the game that would keep him in great shape.
“No one has been left out for a month and then they come back and play right away,” Griffin told ESPN. “So I just want to be smart and listen to people who know what they are talking about and make sure that I give myself the best chance to participate and contribute and to be healthy in the qualifiers and beyond.”
Despite being included in the disabled list due to his left knee injury, Griffin insisted he was unharmed. On Sunday morning, Griffin said the Nets training staff took a full approach to dealing with the growing workload and wasn’t just focusing on his knee.
Griffin was with the Nets on his last road trip to Indiana and worked with the Nets’ training crew and Kevin Durant, Who missed the Knets’ last 13 matches due to a hamstring strain. Brooklyn has played a total of four games without Griffin since signing with the franchise.
The 32-year-old has played 20 games for Detroit this season, averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.