After losing point guard Chris Paul to free agency to the Houston Rockets and shooting guard JJ Redick to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Los Angeles Clippers have re-signed power forward Blake Griffin to a five-year $173 million deal. I really wanted the team to trade Griffin and get some picks back in return. Griffin was got injured during the playoffs during 3 years of the 6 years he played alongside Paul. He also missed most of the 2015-16 season from a knee injury and having a fight with a Clippers employee. It was time to part ways with him. Unfortunately, owner Steve Ballmer and coach Doc Rivers view Griffin as the face of the franchise.
We really needed a fresh look to the team. Trade Griffin and Deandre Jordan away. Release Rivers from his double duty of head coach and President of Basketball Operations. The team has yet to advance past the second round. That is sad. Rivers never added anybody to help our Big Three. How do you expect the team to compete with the likes of Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and now Minnesota Timberwolves if you don't acquire more star power?