Blake Griffin has found his next team.
On Sunday, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that Griffin was expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets after clearing waivers.
The Nets made it official on Monday, announcing that they have signed the six-time All-Star.
"We're fortunate to be able to add a player of Blake's calibre to our roster at this point in the season," said Nets general manager Sean Marks. "Blake is a versatile frontcourt player with a long track record of success in our league, and we're excited about the impact he'll make for us both on and off the court in Brooklyn."
OFFICIAL.- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 8, 2021
🚨 The Brooklyn Nets have signed six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin!!! 🚨 pic.twitter.com/sPR0IZZd14
Griffin joins the Nets after securing a buyout with the Detroit Pistons. He's only two seasons removed from making the All-NBA Third Team, but Griffin was limited to 18 games last season because of a knee injury and struggled in the 20 games he appeared in with the Pistons this season, averaging a career-low 12.3 points per game on 36.5 percent shooting from the field.
In Brooklyn, Griffin will be able to play a more complementary role next to Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets see him as a small-ball centre option off the bench.
The Nets open the second half of their schedule on March 11, when they face the Boston Celtics.
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