Griffin’s last game action came in late 2015 during a Christmas Day game against the Lakers. In that contest, it was a hurt quad he sustained that initially kept out the Clippers’ star before the infamous altercation in Toronto with team staffer Matias Testi resulted in a broken right hand for Griffin and a subsequent 4-game suspension.
Griffin will participate in a light practice for the first time, but he has to be activated before the suspension can begin
Much has been made of the Clippers’ play in Griffin’s abscence, with many questioning if the team had more balance without him on the floor. The Clippers put together a 10-game win streak and have a 27-14 record since Griffin was injured.
But with the playoffs looming and the team just 5-7 in their last 12 games, much of the ‘better without Blake‘ talk has been put to rest.
How much he’ll be able to contribute to this season and the playoffs coming off long-term injuries is still very much up for debate though.
If Blake Griffin was placed on active list Sunday–not guaranteed–he would be able to play in 7 games before playoffs.