Report: Nuggets reached out to Clippers on Blake Griffin trade

Friday February 5th, 2016

The Denver Nuggets contacted the Los Angeles Clippers about acquiring Blake Griffin but were turned away, reports The Orange County Register’s Dan Woike.

The report contradicts a rumor that the Clippers discussed a Griffin trade with the Nuggets. Woike says there was “not much discussion” when Denver reached out.

Later Friday, Clippers coach Doc Rivers told the media that Griffin is “not for sale.”

Griffin is currently sidelined with a broken hand injury he sustained after punching a team employee. He has not played since Christmas, after initially sustaining a quad injury.

Griffin, the No. 1 selection in the 2009 draft, is averaging 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season.

The 26-year-old forward is signed through the 2016–17 season, and has a player option for the year after.

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The Clippers entered Friday in fourth place in the Western Conference at 32–17.

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