After a poor begin to the 2021-22 NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets have introduced that they’re taking energy ahead; Blake Griffin is out of the rotation after sitting the previous two video games for LaMarcus Aldridge.
Griffin, who has began in 17 video games to this point within the 2021-22 Season, is averaging 5.5 factors and 4.9 rebounds whereas taking pictures 31.6 p.c from the sector and 16.1 p.c from the three-point line, his lowest averages all through his profession. His struggles have led the way in which for Aldridge to take his spot within the rotation whereas he places up 13.8 factors, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per recreation in Griffins spot.
When requested about being taken out of the rotation by media members, Griffin stated that he understood getting taken out of the beginning lineup, however was stunned that he wasn’t enjoying in any respect.
“No, I imply hear, [LaMarcus Aldridge] has been enjoying unbelievable,” Griffin stated via ESPN. “So, I completely get beginning him, particularly Joe [Harris] has been out, and I completely get that. Being fully out of it, although, I didn’t essentially see that coming. However that’s not my determination. As gamers, it’s our job to do no matter coaches see finest, so at this level, that’s what it’s.”
The Brooklyn Nets picked up Griffin after getting waived by the Detroit Pistons. After becoming a member of the Nets, the six-time All-Star skilled a little bit of a comeback with stable performances within the 2021 playoffs and displaying that he nonetheless had a bit left within the tank.
The Nets (14-6) play the Knicks (11-9) on Tuesday