Lonzo Ball was named MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League Monday before sitting out the Lakers’ 110-98 championship victory over the Blazers because of a strained right calf.
“I think with [Clippers owner] Steve Ballmer and [president of basketball operations and head coach] Doc [Rivers] and [executive vice president of basketball operations] Lawrence [Frank], all the way down, in the end I realized this is a no-brainer for me.
He has been plagued by injuries over the last three seasons, including knee and toe injuries that caused him to miss time this past season. Griffin said Wednesday he has seen five foot specialists and should be ready for training camp.
Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 61 games last season. In 471 career games (all starts), the 6-10 forward from Oklahoma has averaged of 21.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
“Our goals haven’t changed, and the fact that we brought Blake back is a big day for us,” Rivers said. “But the messaging for me, more importantly than anything, is, ‘I want to be a Clipper.’ That is one of the things, when we all came here, we want that.”
To put this in title terms, Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver compared the offensive and defensive efficiency numbers for the Cavs and other 2017 contenders to NBA champions from the Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys past decade. That’s the current Cavs roster way down there in the right AC Milan Cheap Jerseys corner.