Blake Griffin has become the face of the Detroit Pistons, and he’s dominated nearly every second he’s been on the floor. Here are his top moments so far!
The moment he was traded to the Detroit Pistons, it was clear that Blake Griffin was one of the biggest stars in the entire city. Rivaled by Miguel Cabrera and Matthew Stafford, Griffin’s high flying performances had arrived in the Motor City.
His first few months with the team were rocky, but still fun. It was clear that time was needed to allow him to adjust to his new teammates.
Once the 2018-2019 season rolled around and he had time to acclimate himself, his first full season was one to remember. One of the better individual seasons that we’ve seen from a member of the Pistons in quite some time.
24.5 points 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game on .462/.362/.753 shooting splits. Griffin’s total dominance earned the Pistons a spot in the playoffs, but more on that later.
After being voted to his sixth career All-Star team, it was clear that he had unlocked an iteration of himself that we had never seen before. The transcendence of his perimeter game elevated his play to a whole new level.
Before we dive into the top three moments of Griffin’s time in Detroit, (so far) let’s start with an honorable mention; his first game with the Pistons.
After news broke that he was traded to Detroit, fans went into a frenzy to try and get tickets to their next game. Sure enough against the Memphis Grizzles, Blake made his debut. The Pistons had a star to pair with Andre Drummond, and the buzz couldn’t be contained.
What I personally vividly remember about watching this game was that I couldn’t believe how easily he was drawing contact. Did we finally have someone who could draw fouls?
Sure enough, in the first quarter alone Griffin had drawn four fouls at the rim. He ended the night with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and it was a precursor of what was to come.