There is often a lot of focus on the moves that teams end up making. The blockbuster trades, the signings in the buyout market, and the players that franchises end up drafting. Sometimes though, fans look at the missed possibilities as well.
Jared Weiss of The Athletic has revealed that former All-Star Blake Griffin considered coming to the Boston Celtics. Pre Jaylen Brown injury, the Boston Celtics were viewed as a team that could surprise people in the playoffs, so it makes sense that Griffin would want to join them. Weiss also reported that Griffin ended up passing on the Celtics due to the advice of a Celtics player. The Celtics player allegedly alluded to the dysfunction in the locker room when talking to Griffin.
According to a source, Brooklyn’s Blake Griffin asked a Celtics player if he should join the team midseason and was told not to come to Boston because of the apparent dysfunction.
We all know that Blake Griffin ended up joining the Brooklyn Nets, giving them another valuable contributor on their roster. It seems as though the decision was correct, as the Brooklyn Nets are still in the playoffs, while the Boston Celtics were eliminated by those very Nets in the first round. Blake Griffin has a chance to win a championship this year, and his decision to join the Nets is understandable.