Veteran Nets big man Blake Griffin is healthy yet has been riding the bench lately. Via ESPN.com:
Falling completely out of the Brooklyn Nets’ rotation was not something Blake Griffin saw coming.
After starting 17 games this season, Griffin has sat the past two games after Steve Nash inserted LaMarcus Aldridge into the starting lineup.
“No, I mean listen, [Aldridge] has been playing unbelievable,” Griffin said. “So, I totally get starting him, especially Joe [Harris] has been out, and I totally get that.
“Being completely out of it, though, I didn’t necessarily see that coming. But that’s not my decision. As players it’s our job to do whatever coaches see best, so at this point that’s what it is.”
The Nets are 14-6 this season, which is the best record in the Eastern conference.
Their leading scorers so far in 2021-22 are Kevin Durant at 28.6 points per game, James Harden at 20.3 ppg, and LaMarcus Aldridge at 13.8 ppg.
Griffin is averaging 5.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.7 minutes per game.