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Blake Griffin

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Named a finalist for the 2021 USA National Team and U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on on March 11, 2021.

  • Named to the 2018-20 USA Men’s National Team.

  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.

  • Started for the victorious USA White Team in 2015 Showcase and recorded 15 points (7-12 FGs), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 22:30 of action.

  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.

  • Selected as a member of the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on July 7, 2012, withdrew on July 13 after suffering an injury to his left knee.

  • Invited to participate in the 2010 USA Men’s National Team training camp, but was unable to participate due to rehabbing injury.

  • Named a participant of the 2009 USA Men’s National team mini-camp on June 25, but was unable to participate due to injury.

  • Participated in the 2006 USA Basketball Trials.

NBA HONORS:

  • Three-time All-NBA second team selection (2012, 2013 and 2014).

  • Twice named All-NBA third team (2015 and 2019).

  • Finished 9th in voting for 2014-15 NBA MVP Award.

  • Named NBA All-Defensive second team in 2012.

  • Named the unanimous 2010-11 NBA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first unanimous Rookie of the Year selection since David Robinson in 1989-90.

  • Named to six NBA All-Star games.

  • Selected for first All-Star Game as a member of the Eastern Conference. Selected for Team Giannis at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, NC.

  • Named as a Western Conference All-Star four times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015).

  • As a starter for the 2014 Western Conference All-Star Team, tied for a team and game high with 38 points (19-23 FGs), and added 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 32 minutes of action.

  • Named a starter for the 2012 Western Conference All-Star Team and finished with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 31 minutes.

  • Became the first rookie All-Star in eight years when he was named as a reserve to the 2011 Western Conference All-Star Team. Recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 15 minutes of action.

  • Won the 2011 NBA slam dunk contest during the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend. Jumped over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk in his final dunk attempt to capture the title.

  • Named to the Rookie squad for the 2011 Rookie Challenge recording 14 points.

  • Named 2010 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

  • Named T-Mobile Rookie of the Month all six times during 2010-11 season.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Through 2020-21, among NBA career leaders ranks 46th for player efficiency (21.5), 47th for points per game (20.9 ppg.) and 56th for triple-doubles (10).

  • Recorded his 13,000th career point versus Toronto on Nov. 17, 2018, his 5,000th career rebound at Houston  on Nov. 21, 2018, 500th career steal at Philadelphia on Nov. 3, 2018 and 300th career blocked shot at Minnesota on Dec. 19, 2018.

  • Recorded his 5,000th career field goal at Charlotte on Nov. 27, 2019.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2020-21 his 11th NBA season, first partial season with the Brooklyn Nets. 

  • Waived by the Detroit Pistons on March 5, 2021, signed with the Brooklyn Nets on March 8, 2021.

  • Traded to the Detroit Pistons by the LA Clippers on Jan. 29, 2018. 

  • Through 2020-21, has started in 668 games, started in 652 games in his NBA regular-season career and has compiled 22,859 minutes (34.2 mpg.), 13,984 points (20.1 ppg.),  5,726 rebounds (8.6 rpg.), 2,889 assists (4.3 apg.), 336 blocked shots and 586 steals a game, while shooting 49.5% from the field, 33.4% from 3-point and 69.6% from the foul line.

  • Has appeared in 53 career postseason games, starting 52 games, and has averaged 35.3 minutes, 21.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.9 blocked shots and 1.1 steals a game, while shooting 49.0% from the field, 36.1% from 3-point and 73.0% from the foul line.

  • Altoghether, playing for Detroit (20 games) and Brooklyn (26 games), played in 46 games, started in 30 games in 2020-21, averaged 25.8 minutes, 11.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game, shot 42.3% from the field, 34.1% from 3-point and 74.4% from the foul line.

  • Played and started in 18 games in 2019-20, averaged 28.5 minutes, 15.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists a game, shot 35.2% from the field, 24.3% from 3-point and 77.6% from the foul line.

  • Missed 48 games in 2019-20 due to left knee soreness/surgery.

  • Among all NBA rookies in 2010-11, ranked 1st in scoring, rebounds, efficiency rating and double-doubles, second in assists, 15th in field goal percentage and 15th in blocked shots.

  • Missed the entire 2009-10 season while rehabing from surgery on a broken left kneecap which occurred in the final preseason game.

  • Played in seven preseason games in 2009-10, averaged 13.7 ppg., 8.1 rpg., 2.1 apg., 1.4 spg., while shooting 56.9 percent from the field.

  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers as the first overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. Became an early entry candidate after two collegiate seasons at the University of Oklahoma.

COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Averaged 18.8 ppg., 11.8 rpg. and 1.01 bpg. over his two-year collegiate career.

  • Ranks first at Oklahoma in career field goal percentage (.618), second in rebounds per game (11.8), third in double-doubles (40), sixth in points per game (18.8), ninth in rebounds (805) and 17th in points (1,278).

  • Compiled two-year NCAA Tournament per-game averages of 22.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and a school-record .778 field goal mark.

  • Joined Wayman Tisdale and Alvan Adams as the only Sooners to reach 1,000 career points during their true sophomore season.

  • Named consensus 2009 National Player of the Year.

  • Named Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and was an unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection.

  • In 2008-09 averaged 22.7 ppg., 14.4 rpg., 2.3 apg., 1.2 bpg. and 1.1 spg. in 33.3 minutes per game while shooting 65.4 percent from the field.

  • Ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in rebounding and double-doubles (30), second in field goal percentage and 11th in scoring.

  • Led the 2008-09 Big 12 Conference in points, rebounds and field goal percentage, while his assists average paced all league players taller than 6-foot-5.

  • Set OU and Big 12 single-season records for rebounds (504), rebounding average, field goal percentage and double-doubles. Also set OU single-season marks for free throw attempts (324) and free throw attempts per game (9.3).

  • Became first Sooner to grab at least 18 rebounds in four straight games (first four games of the year).

  • Rebound total was the highest in a season by a NCAA Division I player since Indiana State's Larry Bird in 1978-79 (505) and his rebounding average was the highest since Wake Forest's Tim Duncan averaged 14.7 in 1996-97.

  • Recorded at least 20 points and 15 rebounds a Big 12-record 15 times (previous single-season record was seven).

  • Became the first player in Big 12 history to record back-to-back games of at least 20 points and 20 boards and the first to record three games of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.

  • Posted the only game of at least 40 points and 20 rebounds in Big 12 history when he finished with a career-high 40 points and a career-high 23 rebounds against Texas Tech (2/14/07).

  • Averaged 28.5 ppg., 15.0 rpg. and 2.3 apg., while shooting 78.0 percent from the field in four NCAA Tournament games.

  • Earned a record-tying six Big 12 Player of the Week awards.

  • Named in 2007-08 as a freshman All-Big 12 first team and also earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team honors.

  • Named All-District first team by the USBWA and NABC.

  • Averaged 14.7 ppg., 9.1 rpg. (both team highs) and 1.8 apg. in 28.4 mpg., shot a team-high 56.8 percent from the field.

  • Ranked ninth in Big 12 in scoring, fourth in rebounding and third in field goal percentage.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • Full name is Blake Austin Griffin.

  • Parents are Gail and Tommy Griffin.

  • Brother, Taylor, also played basketball at Oklahoma and the pair played together during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 high school seasons. Taylor was drafted 48th overall in 2009 by Phoenix.

  • Won the McDonald’s All-American Game slam dunk contest.

  • Played in the 2007 McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-America games.

  • Named a second-team EA Sports and a third-team Parade Magazine All-American.

  • Won state titles each of his four seasons and his teams compiled a 106-6 overall record.

  • Was coached in high school by his father, Tommy Griffin.

  • Led team to a 26-3 record as a senior by averaging 26.8 ppg., 15.1 rpg., 4.9 apg., 2.9 bpg., 1.6 spg., while shooting 71.8 percent from the field.

  • Named the Class 2A State Tournament MVP after averaging 26.6 ppg. in the tournament.

  • Registered 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks in an 81-50 state title game victory over Pawne.

  • Averaged 21.7 ppg., 12.5 rpg. and 4.9 apg. as a junior.

  • Was also named State Tournament MVP his junior season.

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2015 MNTX 1/1 23/23.0   7-  12 .583   1-    4 .250 0-    0 .--- 7/  7.0 15/ 15.0 4 0 1

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