The 33-year-old big man has bounced around the NBA for the last few seasons with mixed results but he is doing quite well in Bean Town.
So far this season, he is averaging 4.1 points and 3 rebounds, typically coming off the bench.
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Griffin was one of Boston’s starters on Monday against the Charlotte Hornets.
The Celtics eventually demolished the Hornets in a 140-105 spanking and Griffin posted 9 points and 4 rebounds.
While those aren’t jaw-dropping numbers, Griffin still had one of the most talked-about moments of the evening.
After receiving a pass from Derrick White on his way to the basket, Griffin caught air and created a monster dunk.
This resembled the youthful Griffin that NBA fans fell in love with at the start of his career.
It was also just one of two great dunks from him.
There was a time when Griffin was producing nearly 25 points a night.
Those days are gone: time and age have caught up with Griffin and he simply cannot play as he used to.
The thing that’s terrific about him is that he fully accepts that.
Some athletes might have a hard time welcoming this stage in their careers but not Griffin.
Instead, he is eager to help his team in any way he can and that is leading to selfless play and great moments like his dunks on Monday.
Griffin has been in the league for a long time now and has seen a lot of ups and downs.
He is now at the point where he is going to be a role player and a helpful bench performer who doesn’t play as much but still has moments of greatness.