As many of you might know Blake Griffin is becoming a free agent next season. The question is where is he headed? Now no team would be disappointed with acquiring his high level of performance, but we are taking the three best destinations for Blake Griffin and the teams that need him.
First off we take a look at the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are currently sitting in the second seed in the Eastern Conference, and already have a chance of going far in the playoffs.
With Blake Griffin, the Celtics will get their "Big Three" after almost 9 years (2008: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen). They can even do sign and trade with Los Angeles Clippers, so they can send Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson + one more addition to match the contract of Blake Griffin.
Western Conference have great teams in Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, and the only serious contender in the Eastern Conference is Cleveland Cavaliers.
Blake Griffin would have a great chance of winning a ring if he were to sign with Boston in the offseason.
Now we will see how Blake Griffin could help the Indiana Pacers. If you forgot the Pacers were still a team don't feel bad I did also. They aren't good enough to make the news, but they aren't bad enough either. When you think of the Pacers you think of Paul George, but if they were to sign Blake Griffin you would think deep playoff team. The Pacers best rebounder (Miles Turner) is only averaging 7.2 rebounds per game. Blake Griffin would lead the team in points per game, and rebounds per game.
If Blake Griffin were to join Indiana, teams would have to focus less on Paul George thus increasing George's points per game. The pacers are 14th in points per game, and 26th in rebounds per game. As you can see they need Griffin to come in and boost the team if they want to have a chance at a championship.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The combination of Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin could be the best one-two punch in the NBA.
From the Vertical:
Durant is deleted. Done and gone and no longer part of his world. “What’s next?” he asked – and the Thunder connected with Westbrook on a plan to construct their next act. Once, it was James Harden and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Now, it’s a superstar solo act – with an eye upon Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin in 2017 free agency. Griffin is an Oklahoma kid gone Hollywood, a star who has his own tensions with Chris Paul on the Clippers.
They could have one of the best starting lineups in the league, with Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Blake Griffin and Steven Adams. They should find a better small forward than Robertson, but they will have enough time next season.
Sam Presti has been known for being an extraordinary leader and GM for his team, so finding a way to lure Blake onto an already alluring situation shouldn’t be too hard. With the new duo in OKC, lobs and dunks would be flying like never before.