Blake Griffin will not see any playtime until his future would be resolved ahead of the Mar.25 trade deadline, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Griffin will be out of the rotation as Detroit explores options to either trade him or work a buyout with him. The Detroit Pistons under general manager Troy Weaver are on a rebuilding state.
With Griffin out, the young players of the roster could receive more minutes in Dwayne Case’s rotation. The Pistons are second from last in the Eastern Conference.
Finding a trade for Griffin — who’s owed a remaining $36.6 million this season, and $39 million in 2021-22 — will be a challenge, however sharing minutes between young players is a priority for Detroit.
Injuries have dramatically altered Griffin’s game with the Oklahoma product averaging 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists for Detroit this season.