Basketball
Blake Griffin Is Ready To Lead
By Luis Cuevas
Aug 19, 2013 - 11:35:08 AM

LOS ANGELES—Blake Griffin agrees with teammate Chris Paul that the success of the Los Angeles Clippers is indeed in Griffin's hands.  Griffin heard loud and clear and for the Clippers to reach the NBA Finals he’s going to have to assert himself.

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Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

 

Griffin, 24, has become one of the best power forwards in the NBA during his first three NBA seasons, but has yet to advance past the second round of the NBA Playoffs. He made his third straight all-star appearance last season while averaging 18 points and 8.3 rebounds. This is lower than his career highs. His steals and assists both rose from his prior season.

 

The forward wants to improve on his face-up jumper. If he perfects the shot he would change how defenses guard him. Griffin will start this coming season with the Clippers under new head coach Doc Rivers who looks to take the team to new heights.



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