Why the Boston Celtics Should Go All-in on Blake Griffin

July 17th, 2016 by Brian Robb Leave a reply »

The 2016 free-agency bonanza may be drawing to a close, but the Boston Celtics are still on the hunt for another key piece to add to their improved core. 

That search has reportedly taken them out West. Sean Deveney of the Sporting News noted last week the Celtics have targeted Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin in trade talks. Deveney also indicated odds were that general manager Danny Ainge would make a major deal this summer.

While Griffin is not the only big name connected to Boston in recent days, the 27-year-old is an attractive piece for the Celtics as they attempt to build a roster that can challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.  

From a team-building standpoint, it’s hard to find a better fit for Boston’s current roster than Griffin. The 2009 No. 1 overall pick would slot in perfectly next to a big with range like Al Horford, who is capable of stretching the floor to the three-point line. Without an offensively limited big man like DeAndre Jordan clogging the lane for him, Griffin would thrive with the space a potent shooter like Horford provides.

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