Hawks: Should Atlanta be interested in Blake Griffin?

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It appears that Blake Griffin’s time with the Pistons is over.

There are a few immediate red flags, the first being that Griffin has two years and $75.5 million left on his contract. The second is his injury troubles. This team is already ravaged by injuries and needs someone a bit more dependable.

With reports that John Collins is unhappy, Griffin could be a band-aid for the rest of the year to help keep the Hawks competitive. Even if a trade can’t be worked out, I think Griffin could easily be bought out and signed by a contender or even the Hawks. He isn’t the player he once was, but I think he could thrive in a limited role playing with Trae Young and Clint Capela. The salary and team fit are a bit weird, but Griffin could be an effective and low cost replacement if Atlanta moves on from John Collins.

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