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All-Star forward Blake Griffin left the Team USA training camp Wednesday, the day his new five-year contract with the Clippers became official, and returned 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 2012 draft and one of the final players cut from the roster last week, replaced Griffin on the U.S. roster. Davis will suit up for the U.S. team in Thursday's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Davis, who was already in Las Vegas when he was summoned to replace Griffin, turned pro after his freshman year at Kentucky and is the only member of the U.S, team who does not have NBA experience. If he sees action Thursday, Davis will go against his college coach, John Calipari, who is the head coach of the Dominican team. Griffin...
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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 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 ...
Welp, it’s official. Blake Griffin has a meniscus tear in his left knee and is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery next week. Griffin injured his knee on Wednesday during a Team USA practice. He’s expected to be out approximately eight weeks but should be available for the start of the Clippers training camp in October. Of [...]
Blake Griffin has left Team USA after injuring his left knee, the same knee injured during the NBA playoffs, during a scrimmage.
Griffin twisted the knee in a scrimmage, a source said. The severity of the injury is unclear. He's expected to have an MRI, possibly as soon as Thursday.
Griffin injured the same knee in Game 5 of the Clippers' first-round series...
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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Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.
The NBA rookie had just been fouled while making a 3-pointer, falling backward toward the U.S. bench, looking up to see the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant dancing in celebration.
The Americans weren't just giddy over the basket.
Their joy was in knowing they can count on the kid...
It was bad enough Team U.S.A. key players couldn't suit up prior to the start of training camp.Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Chris Bosh, and Chauncey Billups couldn't wear the red, white and blue as they all suffered injuries which kept them out of the 2012 London Games.
And if that wasn't bad enough, yesterday Team U.S.A.'s Blake Griffin suffered a knee injury...
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...