Brooklyn Nets, not Portland Trail Blazers, reportedly sign Blake Griffin

Nets, not Trail Blazers, reportedly sign Blake Griffin originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Blake Griffin has agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets to chase a championship with Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Portland had been named by Wojnarowski as an expected candidate to sign Griffin following his buyout agreement with Detroit, along with the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.

Shams Charania of The Athletic initially reported the Brooklyn Nets were viewed around the league as the favorites to sign Griffin.

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Griffin gave back $13.3 million of his remaining $75 million in the buyout agreement, according to Charania. 

This season, Griffin holds averages of 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists while shooting 29.3% on jump shots, a respectable 33% on threes and 34.6% on catch-and-shoot three-pointers.

Would Griffin signing with Portland had even been worth it though? There are two trains of thought within Rip City: He’s a former All-Star who can thrive in a reduced role Portland can offer or he’s an awkward fit for Portland who won’t play him in the postseason anyway. 

Two of our writers at NBC Sports Northwest gave their respective takes.

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Guess we will never know who is correct.