Former Brooklyn Nets big man Blake Griffin has signed a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics. It is a fully guaranteed deal. With the season-ending injury to recently signed forward Danilo Gallinari, the Celtics were looking to fill the roster spot with someone that could play power forward and center. The injury to Robert Williams also convinced the team to sign Griffin to a one-year deal. Griffin began his career with the Los Angeles Clippers then played with the Detroit Pistons and most recently the Brooklyn Nets.
Free agent Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 30, 2022
Last season with the Brooklyn Nets, Blake Griffin averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 26.2 percent. While not really a constant NBA starter anymore, Griffin can provide experienced depth for the Boston Celtics this season. The team is hoping to compete for an NBA Championship and that is a goal that has escaped Griffin thus far in his 12-year career. The pairing is an ideal one for both teams heading into the season.
The Celtics have agreed to a one-year deal with Blake Griffin, a league source confirms. Per source, Cs attended Griffin’s recent workouts in Los Angeles and saw enough. It’s a vet min deal.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) September 30, 2022
The Boston Celtics have dealt with some off-court problems recently that resulted in the season-long suspension of their Head Coach Ime Udoka. Boston is hoping to move beyond that and look toward the beginning of the season. Blake Griffin is now a member of the team and hopes to help them win some games.