It’s been nothing but a steady stream of Ls for Blake Griffin after his hot start with the Pistons (8-13), but it’s all good, Blake isn’t salty at all about randomly getting shipped from Los Angeles to Detroit. In fact, he said his new franchise is “first class” all the way in an interview with The Undefeated:
“If I wasn’t happy with where I was at or excited to be here, it would take a little bit longer,” Griffin said. “But as soon as I got here to Detroit, the franchise, the way they go about taking care of the players, the way they do everything, is first-class. So, that makes the transition much easier. [Coach] Stan [Van Gundy] and the whole staff has been awesome. I’m not looking back.
“I haven’t put much thought into it, to be honest. I’ve been so focused on making this transition and [adjusting] to this change that I haven’t put that much thought into it. I never want to be in a place where I’m not wanted. Coming here made me realize what a franchise looks like.”
Poor Blake. He already experienced the total train wreck that was the Doc Rivers head coach-team president experiment in LA, and now he’s basically in the same mess in Detroit with SVG (though it sounds like the team has plans to retool the front office). The silver lining: he still has his fat $173 million deal, just in a city without comedy clubs and film opportunities.
How is Blake doing in comparison to the main player he was traded for (Tobias Harris)? Well… let’s just say Tobias is thriving with his new mates and putting up identical stats: