A week and a half into the 2023-24 season, most NBA teams have largely filled out their roster for the year. But for the LA Clippers, two additional roster spots remain open thanks to the James Harden trade.
The Clippers initially acquired a 14th player for their roster from the 76ers in Filip Petrusev. However, he was swiftly traded to the Kings along with additional cash in order to give the team greater financial flexibility.
Now, LA finds itself with not one but two open roster spots to fill. There are many different directions the team could take, and it is likely they will be looking to add more athleticism in the front court. But there is one player on the free agent market they simply can not pass up.
As many fans are aware, former Clipper Blake Griffin is still an active free agent. He did not return to the Celtics this season after being in Boston last year, and a reunion in LA could be just what he is looking for.
The Clippers should pursue a Blake Griffin reunion
It was reported recently that Blake Griffin was considering retirement. Still mulling over his options, the six-time All-Star is taking his time to ensure the twilight of his career plays out how he wants.
Getting Blake back in a Clippers uniform would be a huge feel-good story for all of Clipper nation. After the shocking trade that sent him to Detroit in 2018, reconciling the relationship between the team and one of the best players in franchise history would be a fitting end to Griffin’s career.
And the move would be more than just a sentimental one, too. Griffin would likely not be playing big minutes in Head Coach Ty Lue’s rotation, but he would absolutely be bringing solid production when he does step on the floor. Last season in Boston, he showed he still has more than enough left in the tank.
With two roster spots still unoccupied, the Clippers should waste no time in bringing Blake Griffin in for a workout. If the scouts like what they see, they should have him signed to a one-year deal in no time.