Many around the NBA see Blake Griffin as very much a depreciating asset, but the six-time All-Star begs to differ.
Speaking with the media Thursday, the Detroit Pistons big man said he does not see himself as being in decline and does not anticipate his current contract being his last one, according to Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press.
Griffin, 31, also said he feels “great” and recently met with his trainer to discuss escalating his training program.
Griffin was limited to 18 games this season before undergoing another knee surgery. The injuries have piled up for him, causing Griffin to lose significant athleticism. But he is a much more well-rounded player now (at least when healthy), with a greater emphasis on ball-handling and three-point shooting.
The former No. 1 overall pick is owed a hefty $75.6 million over the next two seasons, leading some to believe he is a likely amnesty candidate. But Griffin still thinks that he has plenty of high-level basketball left to play, so don’t write him off just yet.
The Pistons were one of the eight teams not invited to resume the season in Orlando, so Griffin's season is over.