Yes, you read that right. I want you to sell Blake Griffin, as long as the price is right. The more obvious draw back on Blake is that he doesn’t fill up the stat sheet. Other than points, rebounds, and high field goal percentage, he doesn’t give you much. However, I will admit he is a better passer than most power forwards, but that’s not enough for a top five player on your roster. Griffin’s stats this year aren’t too much off his career average of 21 pts and 11 rebs. Unfortunately, that includes his terrible free throw percentage and turnovers. If that’s not enough to worry you, he is terrible in pick and roll defense, which results to foul trouble and less minutes.
The biggest reason to sell Griffin is his team. With championship aspirations and a deep bench, I not only expect his minutes to decrease, but also his number of shot attempts. Jamal Crawford is a streaky shooter which will definitely cut into Griffin’s production, but more importantly the development of Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan makes him expendable, from a fantasy prospective. Jordan has really improved his touch close to the basket, as well as his back to the basket moves. Although Jordan doesn’t get nearly as many shots as Griffin, I may even trade Griffin for Jordan as long as I had more scorers if that tells you anything.