According to the Los Angeles Times, Blake – Griffin in a situation may leave the Clippers, that is, if the Clippers do not give him a five-year salary, he will be able to leave. From the current situation, Griffin renewed Clippers do not meet the designated veteran exception, but if he stay in the Clippers, can still get the highest salary.
Griffin is 208 cm tall, 28 years old, is the Clippers 2009 draft pick, 2009-10 season because of knee injury season reimbursement, 2010-11 season began NBA career, won the rookie of the year. July 12, 2012, Griffin and the Clippers signed a five-year 95 million US contract, he holds 2017-18 season players option, you can jump out in the summer of 2017, a completely free agent.
Because the NBA salary cap rose from the 2016-17 season, the player’s salary has gone up, Griffin 2017-18 season will inevitably jump out of the contract. On the current situation, the Clippers tend to renew Griffin, but the two sides in the contract amount and age there is a lot of room for negotiation. Griffin is inclined to sign a five-year long, and if the request is not met, he may leave to leave.
Griffin because of injury and off-site negative news, the two seasons in the league’s position plummeted, he 2015-16 season was not selected NBA best team, 2016-17 season, the probability of being selected is also very low. Because he missed the NBA for the second consecutive season, the best team, so that he does not meet the conditions of the NBA designated veteran conditions, can not get a 5-year $ 217 million or so super salary.
Griffin if the deadline to renew the Clippers, because the existence of the Byrd terms, you can still get the league’s highest salary. If Griffin and the Clippers renew, he can sign a five-year salary contract, the annual salary increase can reach 7.5%, and he signed other teams, can only sign a four-year contract, the annual salary increase of 4.5% The Therefore, the renewal of the Clippers for Griffin is still very attractive.
If the Clippers do not want to open a 5-year salary, then Griffin may leave. Griffin during the Clippers, proved his dunk ability, but also proved his own investment and organizational skills, but his defense is very general, and even can be said to be bad, the attack did not reach the ruling level. Because of this reason, his position in the Clippers is actually very embarrassing, has been heart to retreat.