Is Blake Griffin Developing or Declining?

December 2nd, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

There's something different about Blake Griffin, something besides his missing Movember mustache—though we should probably take a mournful moment to grieve its passing.

Hard as it is to believe on the heels of a familiar Player of the Week acknowledgement—his fifth—Griffin isn't the same guy he was two years ago. Or even last year.

The question: Is the change in Griffin's game a sign of development or decline?

Let's break it down.


What's New?

Griffin's overall numbers are down from a year ago—marginally, but in ways that speak to a larger change. Key scoring, rebounding and field-goal accuracy numbers are below the levels set last season. Steal and block rates have also headed south. Free-throw frequency? Yep, that too.

Again, these are minor steps backward, and it's still early enough in the season to chalk them up to a small sample.

Except there's even more compelling evidence of Griffin's altered game hidden in his shooting profile.

Pull up Blake's page, and you'l ...

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