The Boston Celtics have obviously suffered from some truly troubling headlines lately.
Of course, the biggest of these was the one-year suspension of head coach Ime Udoka.
We aren’t sure what the team will do to cover the loss of Gallinari but it looks like they have made a signing to fill the void of Williams.
Free agent Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 30, 2022
The Celtics have just signed free agent Blake Griffin to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal.
Griffin, who was once one of the best big men in the league, likely won’t get too many minutes during his time in Boston.
But the man has shown he still wants to play – and play hard – and could provide some impressive offensive and defensive power as the Cs attempt to make the Finals again.
Griffin In TD Garden
There was a point when Griffin was putting up 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists a night.
But time and injuries caught up with Griffin: last season he was averaging 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in just 17.1 minutes played per game for the Brooklyn Nets.
Griffin isn’t at the level he once was – but teams don’t expect him to be.
It is expected that Griffin will come off the bench for Joe Mazzulla and his Celtics, providing a boost – and boards – when the team needs him.
It’s a smart signing by Boston, who were looking to only make minor tweaks in the offseason before starting their next run at the Finals.
Griffin has the skill and experience, he is just weakened from years of play.
But that doesn’t mean he can’t help Boston out a lot and perhaps win his first championship ring.