Odds to Sign Blake Griffin After Buyout From Pistons – Brooklyn Nets a Whopping -500 Favorite

Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons set to shoot a shot.

January 12, 2019 – Los Angeles, California, U.S – Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons during during warm ups prior to their NBA game with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday January 12, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Prensa Internacional/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
  • Blake Griffin is a free agent after being bought out by the Detroit Pistons
  • The Brooklyn Nets are heavy favorites to land the six-time all-star
  • See what teams the 2009 first overall pick might decide to sign with next

It was only a matter of time before Blake Griffin found a new address, as he hadn’t seen the floor since February 12th while the rebuilding Detroit Pistons attempted to move him. However, a trade was very difficult to facilitate with him having a $39 million player option for next season.

A month ago, the Miami Heat were considered the favorites to land his services, but with the 2020 Eastern Conference champions toiling in mediocrity, they’re now considered a long shot to add him. Enter the Brooklyn Nets, who are the heavy favorites to scoop him up to improve on their second place record in the East.

Read on to find out which is the most likely landing spot for the 2009 first overall pick.

Blake Griffin’s Next Team Odds

Team Odds
Brooklyn Nets -500
Los Angeles Lakers +200
Golden State Warriors +400
Portland Trail Blazers +600
Miami Heat +800
Milwaukee Bucks +1000
Los Angeles Clippers +1200

Odds taken March 5th

Lakers Offer Intriguing Potential

What better way to stick it to his former Los Angeles Clipper team than to play for the hated rival Lakers? Griffin ended his tenure with the Clippers under rocky circumstances and could help a sluggish Lakers squad that has lost seven of ten without superstar Anthony Davis as he deals with a calf strain.

His two worst field goal percentage and rebounds per game seasons have been in the last two years. Though Griffin is a shell of his former self, he’s still a big body that would help the Lakers get by while Davis is expected to miss at least a few more weeks. LA has shown that they aren’t shy about employing great players of yesteryear as Dwight Howard was a part of their championship run last season.

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Brooklyn Nets Present Best Option

Though it isn’t the best bet to make from a value perspective, there’s a reason the Brooklyn Nets are so heavily favored to sign Griffin, as he’d be able to slide into a unit that boasts Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

They could use more depth in the front court after dealing away Jarrett Allen in the Harden deal, and although Griffin isn’t a dominant defensive presence and he won’t provide a ton of offense, he wouldn’t be expected to.

Griffin could also be a boost to Brooklyn who hasn’t had Kevin Durant for nine games as he deals with a hamstring issue. Former teammate DeAndre Jordan, who is now on the Nets, could be the recruit to convince Griffin to go all in on his quest for his first NBA title.

Shams is as connected as anybody in the league, and if he says the Nets are the leaders to sign him, how can you not trust him?

Pick: Brooklyn Nets (-500)

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