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Blake Griffin is not the solution to the Boston Celtics' woes

The addition of Blake Griffin shouldn't excite the Boston Celtics fans.
Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

The Boston Celtics are in disarray, and with the NBA season just a few weeks away, the team is desperate to receive any form of stability -- enter Blake Griffin. He may not be the missing piece of the championship puzzle, but could the low-risk, low-return gamble prove to be a stroke of genius in the end?

Blake Griffin signs one-year, guaranteed deal

Blake Griffin will be suiting up for his fourth NBA team after signing a one-year deal to play for the Boston Celtics. He comes in to replace Danilo Gallinari, whose injury put the team’s roster in disarray. 

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Blake last played for the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 6.4 points. 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 42.5 percent from the field and recorded a paltry 26.2 percent connection from beyond the arc. However, he may have to shoulder more responsibilities with the Celtics.

Under Ime Udoka, the focal point of attack rested on Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum’s abilities. It’s not clear what type of schemes incoming coach Joe Mazulla would run and how much he would rely on his two superstars, but based on what happened last season, it would be wise to share the load with other players. Gallinari could have helped but since he got injured, getting Griffin on a one-year deal is better than nothing.

Why Blake Griffin signing doesn’t make sense

Blake Griffin is already past his prime. Although it might be hard to accept for the diehards, but he’s been on the decline in recent years. The injuries have taken their toll on his body. Even in the rebounding department, where he would be most needed, there’s a slim chance Blake will be of much help.

Griffin will be just another body for the Celtics rather than a solid contributor. It’s unrealistic to expect the 33-year-old to turn back the hands of time and play like the 2018 Griffin of the Detroit Pistons. The front office needed some help, and Blake was available. Could he become a major contributor as the Celtics try to make it back to the Finals? The Cleveland Cavaliers have improved vastly. The Milwaukee Bucks will be out for revenge, and the Philadelphia 76ers are raring to go.

Blake Griffin is a band-aid solution to stop the bleeding for the Celtics, but he won't be the savior some fans expect him to be. 

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