Clippers’ Blake Griffin says he’s feeling better than he was last season
Posted On July 2, 2021
LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin said he is feeling better this season than he had been last season.
“I feel really good, and I’m not going to lie, it feels better than last year,” Griffin said after Thursday’s practice.
The Clippers have lost four of five to the Lakers, who are the NBA’s worst record and have lost five straight and are on the verge of their worst season in franchise history.
Griffin has been out since Feb. 12 with a strained right hamstring.
He had missed the previous six games with a left hamstring strain.
Griffin is averaging 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
Los Angeles is 5-7 in Griffin’s absence.
Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said he thought the Clippers could have gotten a playoff berth by winning eight of nine.
He also said he believes Griffin can help the team in the future.
“He’s still one of those guys who’s got the ability to take over games and score a lot of points,” D’antoni said.
It was a first for D’Alessandro to call a player from the Lakers.
D’Aresto said Griffin had a “pretty good” preseason.
Griffin is averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 16 games.
He is shooting 39.7 percent over his last six games.