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The Los Angeles Clippers' future looks bright after locking up the face of their franchise for years to come.
Blake Griffin and the Clips have agreed to a five year extension that can pay him up to $95 million, if he reaches certain goals. If Griffin is voted an All Star starter or if he is named to another All NBA team he would receive these bonuses under the "Derrick Rose Rule".
The rule allows players finishing their rookie contracts to make 30 percent of their team's salary cap, if he has been voted an All-Star starter, been voted to an All NBA team twice, or win an MVP award.
Griffin's extension will go into effect for the 2013-14 season. He can opt out in the final year of his contract.
Griffin told ESPNLosAngeles last weekend about his views on the Clips saying, "I feel good about them (the Clippers). Like I've said, everything's been positive. Everything's been moving forward. It's been a good experience. I'm not a believer ...
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Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin sustained a left knee injury during Wednesday nights practice with the U.S. Olympic basketball team in Las Vegas and was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation.
Griffin will be examined by the same doctor who performed his season-ending left knee surgery during his rookie season in 2010.
Griffin had been given...
The Clippers have made it clear that Blake Griffin is the cornerstone of their franchise, and Tuesday they proved it, reaching agreement with their star power forward on a five-year contract extension worth as much as 95 million, according to a number of reports.
A Clippers official declined to comment on the reports, citing a moratorium on the announcement of player signings that...
The Los Angeles Clippers have signed All-Star forward Blake Griffin to a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $95 million.
The team announced the deal late Tuesday night.
The deal could keep Griffin, who could opt out after four years, in a Clippers uniform until 2018. He will earn $7.2 million next season.
''Happy to officially sign my extension to ...
You sign a big contract and what happens? You get injured.
Good thing Blake Griffin signed that $95 million extension with the Los Angeles Clippers a couple of days ago. The contract states that it is fully guaranteed and fully protected over the next five years regardless of injury.
Just yesterday during USA Team practice Griffin injured his left knee which was the same one he...
All-Star forward Blake Griffin left Team USA training camp Wednesday, the day his new five-year contract with the Clippers became official, to return to Los Angeles for an MRI on his left knee. Griffin was injured in a team drill, according to Yahoo Sports, and a source told Sports Illustrated the initial prognosis was "not good." Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the...
ESPN is reporting that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is set to sign an extension worth a reported $95 million over five years.
A source with knowlegde of the deal told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shelbourne that Griffin has given the ok to the stay with the Clippers.
More to come as more details emerge…
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All-star forward Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers have officially agreed to a five-year contract extension worth up to $95 million, the maximum allowed under the NBA collective bargaining agreement: Blake Griffin and the Clippers have formally agreed on his five-year, approximately $95 million deal, league sources say. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 10, [...]
One day after he was dismissed from Team USA workouts to "tend to contract matters," Blake Griffin produced predictably rich results. Griffin, the No. 1 overall pick in 2009, agreed to a five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Clippers just three days after joining the Olympic roster because of a series of injuries. Griffin limped through the season-ending...
The Los Angeles Clippers signed Blake Griffin to a multi-year contract extension.
One of the biggest gripes about the Olympic games featuring NBA talent comes from owners – Mark Cuban being one of the more vocal – is the concern about injury while playing in the games. Clippers star Blake Griffin, who just signed a 5-year-$90 million deal with the franchise, twisted his left knee Wednesday during [...]
The New Orleans Hornet’s Anthony Davis will replace Blake Griffin on Team USA’s Olympics basketball team.
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Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles.
Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper - well, iPad actually - on a new deal worth $98 million over five years.
The Nets came to...