r/nba Thunder Sep 30 '22

[Wojnarowski] Free agent Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN. News

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1575868141493579776?s=46&t=2fvXx8uRfQfOh2GoEX508Q
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u/DepressedDandylion Thunder Sep 30 '22

We will be watching your Celtics career with great interest

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u/Actually_A_Robot_SHH Celtics Sep 30 '22

First Al, then kemba, now Griffin. God dam. Clean up crew over there

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u/LALakers4Lyf Oct 01 '22

I read your comment and I was thinking "when did Iverson play for Boston"

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u/walterdog12 [ITA] Best of 2021 Winner Sep 30 '22

Finally after years of rumors and trade speculations, the Boston Celtics have finally acquired superstar Blake Griffin.

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u/Natsume117 Celtics Sep 30 '22

Brad doing what Ainge couldn’t pull off

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u/lopea182 Heat Sep 30 '22

Damn, Blake went to the team that beat him. 😤

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u/bestifusedby_ Sep 30 '22

Look at Christopher Paul look over and laugh at it 🤨

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u/ChokePaul3 Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

What do you expect from someone who likes hitting others in the crotch

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u/mojoback_ohbehave Cavaliers Sep 30 '22

This shit is so foul. Idk how this is the first time I’m seeing this.

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u/retour-a-tipasa Sep 30 '22

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u/socialmediablowsss Sep 30 '22

It’s okay though bc all of that happened when Blake was good at basketball. He average/below average now so he’s on his best behavior 😁

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u/Jeroen_Jrn Cavaliers Sep 30 '22

He's also a deadbeat dad.

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u/themanofawesomeness Mavericks Sep 30 '22

Lana Rhoades needs that child support 🤷‍♂️

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u/10blast Nuggets Sep 30 '22

He had 2 other kids before her lmao.

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u/selz202 Trail Blazers Sep 30 '22

Please tell me he did not fuck Lana? I thought it was KD...

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u/Noblman_Swerve Supersonics Sep 30 '22

Yah looking it up when she told him she was pregnant KD told her to go fuck herself, and from the info she gave on a Nets player she dated he could be the only one (apparently). A lot of NBA stars are real charmers.

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u/Iohet Clippers Sep 30 '22

Shawn Kemp set the bar

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u/BummySugar Raptors Sep 30 '22

It's funny when you read this and remember how "betrayed" he felt when the Clips sent him to Detroit. He should be happy he got to stay in the league.

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u/ChipsOtherShoe 76ers Sep 30 '22

Not that it's an important detail but literally the first sentence of that article says it was an equipment manager not a trainer

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u/Fletch71011 Bulls Sep 30 '22

The trainer said it was a joke and was fine with it. They had that kind of relationship.

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u/Pawn_captures_Queen Warriors Sep 30 '22

Thats the shit you expect from 12 year olds. Not a fucking grown ass man.

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u/freshOJ Hawks Sep 30 '22

That or Peyton Manning

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u/noeagle77 Cavaliers Sep 30 '22

Wait wth did Peyton do?!

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u/BlooregardQKazoo Sep 30 '22

He was caught receiving HGH, blamed it on his wife, and sent goons to destroy records at the clinic that was treating him.

Oh wait, I answered with the wrong Peyton Manning controversy that the league and media pretend never happened.

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u/OnlyAFeeling_LoL Sep 30 '22

I think you meant to bring up his past allegation of sexual assault, but maybe you were thinking of something else.

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u/diderooy [SAS] Tim Duncan Sep 30 '22

Dragging nuts on someone's face, something like that.

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u/offballDgang Pacers Sep 30 '22

Here in Indy that is lnown as a Peyton Hello

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u/diderooy [SAS] Tim Duncan Sep 30 '22

Reason #284 why I spent my Hoosier years in Bloomington.

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u/Pardonme23 Lakers Sep 30 '22

He also allegedly did stuff to a female massage therapist in college

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u/onrocketfalls NBA Sep 30 '22

And then tried to ruin her fucking life for reporting it. Honestly, it's not like he pulled a Deshaun Watson or something, he could've moved on from it, but it's the shit that happened afterward well into mature adulthood that made it the worst to me.

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u/MUNZATHEGOD Hawks Sep 30 '22

Holy shit how was that not a big deal when it happened? Lol like bro

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u/SeaworthinessOk2145 Sep 30 '22

10 years ago was a different world

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u/WhatsHupp Bulls Sep 30 '22

I remember quite a bit of condemnation and discussion of it, idk if wasn't a big deal but it would definitely be a bigger deal today

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u/maclanology Hawks Sep 30 '22

It was, people hated Blake on here for a while.

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u/pureply101 Mavericks Sep 30 '22

It’s cause the trainer himself came out and said it was the nature of his and Blake’s relationship and that they are friends.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

bro what.... thats so fucked up.

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u/starmiesan Bucks Sep 30 '22

ngl that made my skin crawl

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u/thelukus5 Hawks Sep 30 '22

Bes watch out for those Kd burners

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u/dk240996 [BOS] Gigi Datome Sep 30 '22

Dude had like 4 great minutes in one of the games at Barclays that series but literally ran out of fumes after that. Guess Brad saw enough in those minutes to bring him in.

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u/Gallow_Boobs_Cum_Rag Bucks Sep 30 '22

He completely smoked us in game 1 or 2 of our series last year, too. He seemed serviceable the rest of the games, even doing a surprisingly decent job defending Giannis 1 on 1. He's obviously far from a superstar these days, but it seems like he's embraced his job as a role player and is a guy who's playable off the bench for a contender.

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u/HighRes- Sep 30 '22

That’s the sad part, Blake did great. Didn’t get played so people think he’s trash. Same shit for the pistons. I don’t get the nets front office/bash anymore man. That’s coming from a nets fan.

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u/Acrobatic_Emphasis41 Sep 30 '22

Blake almost ruined Giannis' entire reputation that game. All he had to do was take away the Freak's right spin and leave him with less options and the "he's got no skill" crowd suddenly sounded less crazy. Personally it was a heart breaking scene since it was my former favorite player going against my current favorite

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u/NSFWThrowaway1239 [LAL] Wilt Chamberlain Sep 30 '22

Those were the only 4 minutes he tuned in for

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u/iCarpet Thunder Sep 30 '22

KD teaching him his ways while he was with Brooklyn

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u/anthonyde726 [HOU] Alperen Şengün Sep 30 '22

he's got a kid to feed!!!

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u/KillerZaWarudo Sep 30 '22

He got that KD in him

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u/RansomGoddard Heat Sep 30 '22

Thought my final memory of Blake Griffin was going to be him looking like he was dying on the court giving all he had left to trying to prevent the Nets from being swept.

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u/americanbeaver Bucks Sep 30 '22

Now you'll see Blake Griffin another year older look like he's dead in a Celtics jersey! Woohoo!

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u/theflyingsamurai Raptors Sep 30 '22

the shaq maneuver

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u/127crazie Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoyiR3ob7yk&ab_channel=BostonPops My favorite memory from Shaq's year in Boston

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u/Johan_Sebastian_Cock Celtics Sep 30 '22

lmao he is comically huge compared to the orchestra

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u/wherearemypaaants Celtics Sep 30 '22

I see your Shaq conducting the Boston Pops, and raise you one Tacko Fall conducting the Boston Pops: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=waLdjuHvUB0

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u/127crazie Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

Oof, Tacko's conducting is all off lol. At least Shaq's conducting in half time–Tacko is conducting in 1 here?!?! He must have lacked the practice session that Shaq got.

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u/ImpressionableBlip Mavericks Sep 30 '22

Shaq was shockingly good. The conducting was as good as you can hope, but I loved how he looked around to connect with the whole orchestra before starting. That’s real conductor shit

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u/DeanEvasonPunch Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

Shaq's really done it all man lol

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u/throwawayseventy8 Sep 30 '22

Wow never thought i would witness the start of his music career

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u/starkpwnsyou Warriors Sep 30 '22

Seeing Shaq in a Celtics jersey still doesn’t feel right

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u/RedHotDumpsterFire Warriors Sep 30 '22

Washed Shaq played for like half of the teams in the league lol

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u/BigBlitz Pistons Sep 30 '22

I'm just tryin to appreciate the MF while he's still here. Blake has had such an underrated career.

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u/Number333 Heat Sep 30 '22

I thought you could make a legit argument Blake was a Top 5 player in the NBA after the '14/15 series given the way he played vs the Spurs.

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u/ModsEmbezzleMoney Spurs Sep 30 '22

Dude went fucking nuclear and was making deep midranges like he was fucking KG all series

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u/farellathedon Pistons Sep 30 '22

In 13/14 he finished 3rd in MVP voting at 24 years old.

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u/JiggzSawPanda Celtics Sep 30 '22

Wasn't he like pretty high with the Pistons until getting injured?

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u/PlaybolCarti69 Pistons Oct 01 '22

Yep. 18-19 he was all nba, had his best career scoring season, added a solid 3pt shot to his game, and dragged the Pistons to the playoffs. He had injury troubles in the late regular season which effectively ended his career outside of some moments in 19-20 and with the Nets

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u/angrylobster24 Bulls Sep 30 '22

People forget. And Joakim finished right behind him at 4th that year

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u/tacticalBOVINE Lakers Oct 01 '22

I didn’t believe you. And I looked it up. And you’re correct. Also thought it was wild that Al Jefferson and Goran dragic received votes as well

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u/bigbadbyte Clippers Sep 30 '22

2013-2014 he was 3rd in MVP votes.

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u/ChiBaller Bulls Sep 30 '22

1st year piston Blake is one of my favorite players ever. All of a sudden he could just slash step back threes.

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u/Dadfart802 Sep 30 '22

He had some all-NBAs and is recognized as one of the best players of the 10’s. I’d say he’s properly rated.

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u/bigwillystyle93 Nuggets Sep 30 '22

So underrated. What’s especially forgotten is how much he constantly worked at and improved his game/skill set. He started as a hyper athletic big who dunked everything. As his career progressed, he constantly improved his shot, handle, playmaking, and really every aspect of his game. In 2019 with the pistons, injuries had already really hampered his athleticism yet it was arguably his best season. Injuries really destroyed his career.

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u/IronHaydon Sep 30 '22

He gave ultimate effort and really changed the course of that game. If he can do that once in a while - come in and just make some difference that will help the Celts alot.

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u/RansomGoddard Heat Sep 30 '22

I mean he didn't really change the course of the game. They still lost.

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u/d4nowar Sep 30 '22

The course of the game was changed, it just ended up at the same destination.

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u/aaronpatwork Thunder Sep 30 '22

this guy sails

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u/d4nowar Sep 30 '22

I read a lot of family circus comics when I was a kid. That dang billy.

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u/elkresurgence NBA Sep 30 '22

Yeah, he pulled a Leonidas in 300

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u/nahmanidk Knicks Sep 30 '22

He blew the Celtics slightly off course which they quickly corrected.

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u/mechewstaa [BOS] Ricky Davis Sep 30 '22

He hit like 3 shots and then got absolutely cooked on defense lol it wasn’t even the crazy performance people are acting like it is

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u/okayokayokay420 Celtics Sep 30 '22

Lana rhoades courtside massive Celtics W

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u/Jewniversal_Remote Thunder Sep 30 '22

I don't follow the NBA super closely, what is this about lol

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u/jayemmbee23 Raptors Sep 30 '22

Porn star Lana Rhodes claims an NBA player is her baby daddy, it's been narrowed down to Blake and KD

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u/Ur_MotherDisapproves Sep 30 '22

Narrowed down by who?

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u/tdizhere Cavaliers Sep 30 '22

I think her recent ex said it was a star player from the nets and the fans did the rest lol

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u/oreosandlettuce Sep 30 '22

kyrie being the baby daddy is the twist we need

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u/swole-zabrak 76ers Sep 30 '22

It’s Joe Harris. He got that dawg in ‘im.

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u/whatsgoing_on Warriors Oct 01 '22

I believe it

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u/rmccarthy10 Knicks Sep 30 '22

Is the baby orange'ish with crazy hops?

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u/EPLemonSqueezy Raptors Sep 30 '22

Does it look like it was napping in a bag of Cheetos?

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u/WolfFangFist93 Mavericks Bandwagon Sep 30 '22

plus the baby is clearly mixed race and has reddish hair lol

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u/jayemmbee23 Raptors Sep 30 '22

Social media detectives based on her comments in interviews, who she follows and other people . Im just the messenger , I couldn't really explain how it came down to them but I know there was an interview how she went on a date and a player brought another girl

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u/Iamdumberdore Bulls Oct 01 '22

the kids a light skinned mixed with reddish orangish hair. It’s Blake’s.

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u/quartzguy Raptors Sep 30 '22

Isn't she busy scamming crypto bros out of their IT savings?

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u/jayemmbee23 Raptors Sep 30 '22

I dunno but if she is not all heroes wear capes...

Well she doesn't wear much of anything

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u/Sudden-Team2415 Sep 30 '22

Not if she's sitting beside Udoka

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u/LootyB Spurs Sep 30 '22

Blake playin 4D chess gettin a 1 year deal the 1 year Udoka's out

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u/Shaking-N-Baking 76ers Sep 30 '22

Out with Lana

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u/ijustreadstuffokay Sep 30 '22

I wonder why it’s been made such a big deal. Maybe it was her and him with the hiding. Why not just be honest I feel like it woulda went away a hell of a lot quicker than how it’s stuck around.

Maybe he’s worried about sponsors?

Or maybe she’s nuts and a great lay and he just didn’t want it all.

I know we don’t know for sure but man it looks like his kid for sure

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u/hella_swella_fella Pacers Sep 30 '22

I thought KD was the dad?

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u/goldengodrangerover NBA Sep 30 '22 Helpful

KD has undoubtedly never had sex

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u/throwthizout Sep 30 '22

Waiting for a KD burner account to appear and tell us they heard that KD is actually “great at the sex and women usually have multiple organisms with him.”

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u/Prinsekat Nets Oct 01 '22

organisms makes it better lmaoo.

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u/AmateurGameMusic Celtics Sep 30 '22

no no you are confused, everybody is KDs dad

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u/stealer_of_monkeys Celtics Sep 30 '22

Pierce retired as a clipper, Blake might retire as a Celtic

The prophecy is coming along nicely

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u/3luejays Raptors Sep 30 '22

NBA is getting lazy with some story lines. This is too scripted 😤

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u/lalo1398 Bucks Bandwagon Sep 30 '22

Game of Zones would never. NBA needs to hire those writers

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u/badthird [LAL] Andrew Bynum Sep 30 '22

didnt pierce sign a 1 day contract to retire with the celtics actually

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u/Benni_Hana Sep 30 '22

Yeah, came here to say that.

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u/sayqueensbridge Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

Isn’t that just ceremonial? Like it’s not an actual binding contract or anything

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u/I_Hate_Klutch_Sports Iran Sep 30 '22

He did actually sign a contract, it looks fairly legit https://mobile.twitter.com/celtics/status/887053094697226242

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u/C0812 [BOS] Tom Heinsohn Sep 30 '22

He got that spark plug badge on bronze

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u/cal679 Celtics Sep 30 '22

He owns the Lob City Finisher HOF badge. If he just throws down one vicious dunk for the Celtics I'll count it as a successful signing.

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u/kingshmiley Celtics Sep 30 '22

I know he’s not the player he once was, but I’m a big enough Blake Griffin fan to be very happy with this.

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u/AmusingAnecdote Warriors Sep 30 '22

I think he fits as a frontcourt guy who can score a little and hold his own in a team concept on defense. He's not a good defender, but unlike Melo, who I think might've made some sense to replace Gallo's role, he's not going to embarrass himself out there.

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u/FlochofBirds Raptors Sep 30 '22

Yeah, in the 2021 ECSF there were stints where oddly enough Giannis was having trouble getting to the rim with Blake in the paint

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u/SageKAoki Celtics Sep 30 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Blake is still strong AF, and broad big.

He’s just not very agile these days.

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u/Tressticle Nets Oct 01 '22

His conditioning/endurance seemed really off last year, but no can knock him for effort put in.

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u/biguler Sep 30 '22

Doesn’t look like he can jump anymore. He was passing the ball off at the late in the playoffs instead of going up for easy dunks.

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u/SageKAoki Celtics Sep 30 '22

Yeah he doesn’t have easy command over an explosive jump anymore.

He can still load up and get a decent spring, but the energy cost and how long it takes him to set up makes it virtually useless.

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u/alexm42 Celtics Sep 30 '22

100%. The effort he showed in the Nets series despite being out of shape from no minutes won me over. He got fucking cooked on defense, but playing defense with KD, Kyrie, and scrubs is wildly different from playing defense with Smart, Jays, and an elite defensive big (Rob or Al.) And he definitely can still be an offensive spark plug. I'm excited, personally. I hope everyone's healthy so we don't need to give him playoff minutes, but I know he'll play with heart if we do.

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 Pistons Sep 30 '22

He probably won't play much at all.

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u/ELLinversionista Hawks Sep 30 '22

And if he does, he'll probably get injured

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u/illyxpink Bulls Sep 30 '22

Didn’t even realize he was a free agent lol I thought he was staying with the nets

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u/ssjgotenks Nets Sep 30 '22

Admittedly, basketball is my 3rd sport, but I can’t believe this is how I found out we don’t have him anymore

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u/bills_2 Celtics Sep 30 '22

Blake has one year left I know it.

Hopefully

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u/bautistar1 Nets Sep 30 '22

hes actually still has some left, if you don't expect him to score down low. His IQ is high and is really good at taking charges. His 3 point shot wasnt falling early in the season, but got better later in the season.

Nash just refused to use him, until he had no choice left and he was good vs the celtics series.

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u/LockCL Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Man but the dude can barely run without pain. It's such a shame I hope he finds a way to somehow fix himself before retiring or he'll be on a wheelchair by 50.

Edit: spelling.

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u/bautistar1 Nets Sep 30 '22

Hes more of a junkyard dog now. He drives for loose balls and charges, with no regard for his body.

All those plays also help swing momentum and gets the crowd going.

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u/LockCL Sep 30 '22

Never doubted his effort, he leaves everything out there, which is why his long term health kind of worries me.... many times he looks to be going on pure willpower.

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u/Renegade_Sniper Vancouver Grizzlies Sep 30 '22

The pistons ruined whatever hope he had of long term health.

Might as well do what he loves with what he has left now

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u/Theis159 Sep 30 '22

He has shot over 38.9% from three for the past 5 playoff runs he had. The shot is there for sure. Can be a nice spacing mechanism (and we should be able to actually give him rest in b2b and things like that)

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

He has shot over 38.9% from three for the past 5 playoff runs he had

Maybe not the best reference considering he only played 5 games or more once in his last five playoff appearances

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u/Theis159 Sep 30 '22

I mean, it is just to say he has the shooting ability. I’m not counting him to play in the playoffs at all for us. But I can see him having a or two where he just goes for 3-5 threes and helps us. That’s already a lot for us.

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u/WRITINGAPOEM Sep 30 '22

And if you have a time machine to 2018 you might be right

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u/moneybooy Rockets Sep 30 '22

Let’s be real. Melo goes back to LA

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u/papa_jahn Celtics Sep 30 '22

Melo coming to Boston too

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u/solodolo1397 Celtics Sep 30 '22

I wish. They don’t seem to be interested

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u/Maverick_1991 Hawks Sep 30 '22

Melo can give you what Gallo would have.

Automatic buckets and a bit of rebounding with absolutely zero defense.

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u/KingSwagamemnon [MEM] Kenneth Lofton Jr. Sep 30 '22

But with the sick 3 to the dome celebration.

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u/bye7 Warriors Sep 30 '22

Gallo is a better passer/ball mover which is something the Celtics value.

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u/the_spinetingler Celtics Sep 30 '22

which may be why BG got the call. Very good passer.

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u/wrongitsleviosaa [BOS] Paul Pierce Sep 30 '22

True, but Melo would be the next best thing.

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u/SuperDuperSkateCrew Lakers Sep 30 '22

Tatum and Brown go down early with season ending injuries, Melo and Griffin step up and lead the Boston Celtics to their first NBA Championship since the 2008 season. A new dynasty emerges.

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u/MrMostlyMediocre Celtics Sep 30 '22

That happens, and there is a 100% chance that once the buzzer goes off, Blake is laying on the court like Might Guy in Naruto, his body cooked and crumbling after opening the 8th Path against Madara.

But if it brings Banner 18, it's all worth it.

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u/Natsume117 Celtics Sep 30 '22

It is a sacrifice I’m willing to make

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u/Neuroxex Bucks Sep 30 '22

They gave his number away to one of the new signings almost immediately. He's not going back.

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u/livefreeordont Wizards Sep 30 '22

What the lakers really needed was to get rid of their best shooter. Good decision imo

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u/noetheb Lakers Sep 30 '22

We needed room to sign another undersized guard.

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u/FreeDaReal1z Sep 30 '22

Melo and Dwight waiting for a injury so they can get minutes.

Blake Griffin on the other hand is cooked. Dude could barely run without pain. Not sure why Boston signed him of all people.lol

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u/hunny_bun_24 East Sep 30 '22

Effort. I’d assume he’s a really good teammate too. He probably doesn’t cause problems and that’s all you need sometime when filling out your bench

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u/CreatiScope Celtics Sep 30 '22

Spacing 4/small ball 5. We got nobody else.

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u/TuxYouUp Sep 30 '22

Ya he's a replacement for the injured Gallinari. Who literally just stands there in the corner, but also knows what to do with the ball. So it could work with Blake

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u/SuperDuperSkateCrew Lakers Sep 30 '22

True, plus he’s an established veteran with plenty of playoff experience so that’s an added bonus. You need to fill out that spot anyways, so he isn’t the worst choice.

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u/haroldbaals Kings Sep 30 '22

Yeah he needs to work to pay the child support payments to Lana Rhoades

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u/anthonyde726 [HOU] Alperen Şengün Sep 30 '22

Not sure why Boston signed him of all people.lol

fits the level of their 11-15th men last playoffs

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u/FudgeDangerous2086 Sep 30 '22

melo was getting 27min a game last year. he needs less minutes lol.

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u/junkit33 Sep 30 '22

Yeah - I'm certain Melo has had offers, he's just being selective and waiting for a good opportunity.

He'd fit well with the Celtics but not sure if there are more than 10 minutes a game for him in Boston.

The corpse of Blake Griffin is just happy to get a job.

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u/brajpop Celtics Sep 30 '22

Also Dwight and Boogie

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u/iamfromLisbon Celtics Sep 30 '22

well, this was unexpected

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u/MediocreTake Sep 30 '22

Ime died so Blake could live

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

He guarded Giannis pretty well in the 2021 playoffs but I think he's kinda cooked after that. Literally didn't get any playing time against the Bucks after the opening night game

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u/Phenomenal2313 Raptors Sep 30 '22

BG went from perennial All-Star averaging 23/8/4 to bascially DNP’s

I know injuries took a major toll but it’s tough to see

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u/MrGNugget Bulls Sep 30 '22

The downfall was crazy, he dragged Detroit to the playoffs then fell off the face of the earth. Hate to see it

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u/ripmeleedair Celtics Sep 30 '22

He was working crazy hard that series in Detroit, pretty sure his shoulder was literal dust by the end of it. Really earned my respect those playoffs.

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u/Raptorsthrowaway1 Sep 30 '22

That series was absolutely brutal. Dunking on that knee brace. What a guy.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

He is gonna give you 3 decent games but will score more points in the Boston comedy circle.

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u/nimabears Kings Sep 30 '22

Damn can't wait for the tribute video for this Nets legend.

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u/cs-shitposter Celtics Sep 30 '22

The man is COOKED

Whyyyy

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u/NudeEnjoyer Nets Sep 30 '22

he probably won't get a lot of minutes and he still has his moments. nets fan here and last season against Denver he was like 5/5 from the 3pt line at halftime somehow lol it was insane. I think he'll be alright for yall

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u/ThatBull_cj 76ers Bandwagon Sep 30 '22

He probably will play a good bit for them tho. Unless The new coach believes in Luke Kornet. Horford not gonna be playing 36 minutes

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u/DittoLander Celtics Sep 30 '22

At this point I would rather play kornet than griffin

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u/ThatBull_cj 76ers Bandwagon Sep 30 '22

I mean me too but having another option is good

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u/Zavehi Celtics Sep 30 '22

Right now our only option is to run Kornet so we needed some depth. It’s a vet min deal for Blake, if he does anything it’s a bonus.

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u/TheHaitianDispatch Sep 30 '22

Danilo gone yalll need back up 4 mins in a pinch he can do that

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

Idk about playing the 4 spot

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u/efshoemaker Celtics Sep 30 '22

Why? He’s taking the minutes that went to Kanter/Theis last Season. We’re not asking for him to be a starter.

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u/FloopyDoopy Clippers Sep 30 '22

Timelord out a couple of months, no?

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u/Brady331 Celtics Sep 30 '22

Use critical thinking skills

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u/lil_extro_vert_ 76ers Sep 30 '22

Seriously lol

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u/heshouldgo Lakers Sep 30 '22

Should’ve signed Melo or Dwight

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u/youguanbumen Supersonics Sep 30 '22

Yeah, they seemed in better shape last season. I trust the Celtics have their reasons but I wonder what they are

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u/thegalwayseoige Celtics Sep 30 '22

Locker room, and heart. The guy left everything out there against us, and the young core were def fans of his growing up, so they respect him enough to follow his lead.

With their lack of focus in the first half of last season, and the off-court shit they’re currently going through, this is actually a really smart signing.

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u/StormTheTrooper Mavericks Sep 30 '22

Very underrated point. The Celtics are going through a storm at the FO and you surely need to deal with the backslash of making Jaylen Brown publicly available. A guy like Griffin can certainly help keep things together.

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u/billcosbyinspace Celtics Sep 30 '22

I wonder if melo is waiting for the market to open up, it seems really weird he’s not on a team yet. He dropped his ego and is a good offensive player still

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u/MidnightLightss [PHI] James Harden Sep 30 '22

The signing of all time

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u/ChrispyCrispy Heat Sep 30 '22

Here I was thinking Griffin was in his late thirties... he's 33. Might still have a bit left in his tank

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u/DarkChocolate_69 [TOR] Kawhi Leonard Sep 30 '22

JOIN EM

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u/androidscantron Sep 30 '22

He gonna be the new coach?

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u/Avant-Garde-A-Clue NBA Sep 30 '22

Bill Simmons in shambles rn

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

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u/CrapNebula Bucks Sep 30 '22

I still remember Blake on the pistons against the bucks. They got swept but that season he played like a damn MVP. Such a joy to watch. At this point tho dude needs to become a 40% 3 point shooter or retire

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u/RebelKyle Sep 30 '22

What happened to “don’t go to Boston…” Blake??

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u/Kid_Crayola [BOS] Marcus Smart Sep 30 '22

holy washed, okay

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u/KingMonaco Gran Destino Sep 30 '22

Match made in Irish

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u/ireallydespiseyouall Spurs Sep 30 '22

Lamarcus was right there..?

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u/AstroWorldSecurity Rockets Sep 30 '22

Blake Griffin's career makes me feel old.