Things seem to keep getting worse for the Detroit Pistons…
After Saturday’s 115-107 victory over the Houston Rockets, Pistons forward Blake Griffin exited the game during the second quarter and did not reappear for the rest of the contest.
It was reported by Kristie Rieken, of the Detroit Free Press, that Griffin was having some soreness in his left knee. This is the same knee that Griffin had surgery on last season, and the same knee that caused him to miss the first 10 games to start the 2019-20 season. In the game against the Rockets, Griffin only scored 2 points (from the free-throw line), and went 0-7 from the field, in 15 minutes of action.
Rod Beard of the Detroit News reported that Griffin was scheduled to have an MRI done on Sunday, but no further has been shared on the status of Griffin’s health.
The news of Griffin’s injury couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Detroit Pistons have won 5 of their last 7 games and have been trying to establish a rhythm with all their new player that were added to the team during the off season. The biggest and most important piece to the puzzle that the Pistons felt like they were missing, was the services of team’s favorite Blake Griffin. For the last few games, Griffin has been trying to establish some cohesion between himself and his teammates, while still trying to be the leader of his team, and try to march them into the postseason.
According to espn.com, over the last 10 games, Blake Griffin has been averaging a stat split of 15.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists per game.
After he came back from his injury that kept him out of action for the first 10 games, Griffin seemed to be struggling in trying to assert himself back into being the main focal point of the offense. Some people questioned Blake’s string of less-than-stellar performances, likely rust from being inactive or injuries. But now with this injury seemingly reoccurring, one must wonder if the Pistons should consider trading Griffin before it’s too late and the team is stuck with an aging All-Star player with a bloated contract. Hopefully the evaluation of the injury is not serious and he can return to action soon.
Blake Griffin is currently listed as not active for tonight’s home game against the Washington Wizards, and no further estimation of his injury status has been provided at this time.