Blake Griffin is officially a free agent — the 6-time All-Star has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons … and now the big question is: where’s he gonna go next?!
31-year-old Griffin — the #1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft — can now join any team he wishes … and there are some serious contenders reportedly interested in adding Griffin for a playoff run.
One of those teams?? The Los Angeles Lakers, a squad that’s already stacked … but could really use the depth in the hunt to repeat as NBA champions in 2021.
There are 2 other teams that were “monitoring” Griffin’s status prior to the buyout — the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets, according to reporter Brandon Robinson.
Of course, Griffin hasn’t played for the Pistons since Feb. 12 … when Detroit announced he would remain inactive while they explored trades and the possibility of buying out his contract.
Considering Blake has a player option worth nearly $39 million for next season, it’s no surprise Motor City couldn’t find a suitable offer.
Griffin played in L.A. for 9 years with the Clippers … but there’s a real possibility he could return to his old home as a Laker this time around.
Story developing …