Blake Griffin not thinking about free agency yet, rumors not true
Blake Griffin has not contemplated his future with the Los Angeles, he told SI's Ben Golliver in a feature for The Crossover.
The All-Star forward could become an unrestricted free agent next summer if he declines his $21.4 million player option.
“I haven’t had any conversations about free agency or about anything,” Griffin says. “If there’s something that anybody hears throughout the course of the season, it’s false, because it didn’t come from me. …This season is just like any other season. My main focus is to accomplish what we’re here to accomplish, and that’s a championship.”
Griffin is in the final year of a five-year deal worth about $95 million that he signed in 2012. Since he was drafted with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft, Griffin has averaged 21.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
He is coming off a 2015–16 campaign in which he averaged 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in just 35 games due to a quad injury that also knocked him out of the playoffs.
The Clippers will open the season on Thursday night against the Portland Trailblazers.