Multiple teams are expressing interest in free agent power forward Blake Griffin, including the Celtics, per reports.
Griffin, 34, appeared in 41 games with the Celtics last season, averaging career-lows of 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. But his experience, hustle and team-first approach won him the favor of the coaching staff and some of his teammates.
“Boston is unbelievable,” Griffin said on Barstool Sports’ Fore Play podcast, via Clutch Points. “Living in Boston, playing in Boston, was like one of the best experiences. Dude, the fans are incredible.”
It is believed the 76ers and Warriors are among some of the other teams interested in Griffin, as may be the Clippers, the team with which Griffin’s career began. He has been an All-Star five times, the last coming with the Pistons during the 2018-19 season.
While he may not be the top-level performer he once was, someone somewhere is likely to sign Griffin before camp tips off in late September/early October.
As for the Celtics, it sounds as if Griffin would have no issue in a return.
“The players on that team are just like such a great group of guys,” he said. “Like a guy like Jayson Tatum, he’s a legit superstar. And he’s just so humble and talks to everybody on the team and talks to the whole staff.”