Tell me again how Blake Griffin doesn’t dunk anymore.
True, he doesn’t as often, but the explosive athleticism is still there. Just ask Rudy Gobert.
NBA Twitter quickly had fun with that one.
Griffin’s role has changed in Los Angeles — with Chris Paul gone it is Griffin as the fulcrum of Doc Rivers pass-and-cut offense. So far this young season, Griffin has been brilliant in that role, and against Utah Tuesday he had 22 points, nine rebounds, and 6 assists.
Griffin also has added a legit three-point shot to his arsenal this season, shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc through three games. The threat of that shot opens up a lot more for him within the offense, and Griffin has responded playing as well as he has in his career to open the season (26.7 points, 9.7 rebound, 4.3 assists per game).
And that includes a few dunks.