Los Angeles Clippers Rumors: Blake Griffin Might Have To Be Dropped In Fantasy Basketball Leagues [VIDEO]
Blake Griffin, who is out four to six weeks with a broken hand he suffered punching a member of the Clippers equipment staff, may be a droppable player in fantasy basketball.
Cutting loose a superstar like Griffin sounds unthinkable, but there are a few factors to consider. He’s been out since late December, and in leagues without injured reserve spots (IR), that’s a black hole that can be filled with streamed free agents, or a possible diamond in the rough who is coming into playing time. This injury timetable doesn’t bring him back until the end of February at the optimistic end of it, and stretches into March at the end of it.
Griffin owners, avert your eyes. Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks that the entire timetable is too aggressive.
Doc Rivers: "I always say, four to six weeks with a broken hand is unrealistic, I’ll tell you that."
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) January 26, 2016
This is a bad look for Griffin, and on top of the injury, and potentially extended timetable for a comeback, he is likely to face discipline from either the NBA, the Clippers, or both.
"His conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team,” the Clippers said in a statement (via TMZ). "We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.”
Here’s what Griffin had to say.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 27, 2016
23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and five assists is tough to cut from your fantasy team, but if his absence is going to stretch into late March, he’s not worth keeping around.
— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) January 26, 2016