3 gifts that the Detroit Pistons gave us for the holidays

Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) scuffles as Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23), Mandatory Credit: Nick Wass/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports /

Blake Griffin is healthy again!

Blake is kind of a red head, right? Ginger bread? That kind of makes sense. Anyways, he’s finally back to full strength for the Pistons this season, and we couldn’t be happier to see it. After going basically an entire year without playing a single game, he made his return in the preseason.

It wasn’t like last year when we could tell from the second the season tipped off that something was still wrong with his knee either, he’s looking like his usual self these days.

His 2018-2019 campaign was by the approximation of some, the best that he’s ever had. An All-Star appearance, a Third Team All-NBA, and a transcended three-point shot later, Griffin gave absolutely everything he had to Detroit that year.

These days the expectations are a bit different. Griffin is hoping to take on a the role of a mentor for players like Hayes, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, and a few others. In a best case scenario sure, maybe the Pistons are able to squeak into the play-in games, but it’s not the expectation.

Griffin’s health, regardless of the trajectory in the standings for Detroit, is imperative to their success. His leadership on and off the floor is the ultimate example that needs to be set in order to set the tone for the young guys.

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