Boston Celtics Rumor: Blake Griffin Rumor Gains New Life
Blake Griffin to the Boston Celtics rumor has surfaced once again. On Friday Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, in the middle of a story on the Clippers being at a crossroad, threw a little accelerant on that old Blake Griffin-to-Boston flame
But more and more people around the league believe he would be open to a fresh start — perhaps with the Lakers or the Boston Celtics, who have coveted Griffin for years and would offer a new chance to win. The most intriguing fit might be if he were to go home to Oklahoma to join Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, but his interests in the entertainment industry make staying in Los Angeles a priority.
Not much of a thread to grab there. But that didn’t prevent cbssports.com’s James Herbert from looking into it . . .
Jumping to another contender on a max contract might not be simple. As CelticsBlog’s Keith P. Smith pointed out, Boston would have to dump Terry Rozier, waive Tyler Zeller and renounce all its free agents, including Kelly Olynyk, Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson, in order to even get near the amount of cap room that would be required to offer Griffin or someone like Gordon Hayward a max deal.
Herbert says the Lakers and Thunder, Griffin’s supposed other two destination spots, are even less financially flexible than the C’s. If the Clippers move Griffen, it is looking like Boston is the likely landing spot if they even want the player, which has always been an unknown.
If it actually comes down to Hayward or Griffin you would figure Brad Stevens would prefer Ainge to go after Gordon since he coached him back at Butler. Personally as long as Boston holds onto this years draft pick give me one of those two players plus the top 3 pick added to the C’s for next season. That is how you go from being a good team to being a great team.