Would Blake Griffin Fit In With The Miami Heat?
Soon, the Miami Heat will know if they need to find a replacement for P.J. Tucker, who is a free agent.
If Tucker signs with another team, T.J. Warren, Jae Crowder, and now Blake Griffin are all possible replacements. The start of free agency is Thursday at 6 p.m.
Heavy.com talked to an executive from the Eastern Conference who said that Griffin is a strong possibility if Tucker leaves. Last year, when Griffin left the Detroit Pistons and signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the Heat were also interested in him.
“The thing about Blake is, it is obvious he can’t do much of what he used to do, even when he was in Detroit,” the East executive told Heavy.com. “But he made a big, big impression around the league with the way he played against Boston, even though it was just a couple of games.”
Griffin’s resume says everything about him. He has been an All-Star six times. Three times, he was on the All-NBA Second Team, and twice, he was on the All-NBA Third Team. During his career, he has averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks.
Even though Griffin is 33 years old, it would be a big deal for the Heat to add him to the team if they can’t keep Tucker.