Now, I’m very hesitant to place a lot of expectations on NBA rookies, I’m also slow to give credit to rookies. I like to see a full body of work, but I have to say that Blake Griffin is impressing me.
His 44 point performance against another hyper-athletic power forward in Amar’e Stoudemire is telling.
What I really like in Griffin however is that he is giving his body no second thought. He missed all of last year because of a knee injury, yet this year he is flying around like a young Shawn Kemp. If the young Clippers can continue to improve namely PG Eric Bledsoe, SG Eric Gordon, SF Al’ Farouq Aminu, and C DeAndre Jordan the Clip-show could be scary in a few years.
The only problem I see with this core of youngsters is Clipper Owner Donald Sterling. He has a history of frugal spending. and it will probably take some money to hold this core together. Sterling seems more concerned with saving money than winning.
However, I think that Blake will have a pretty good rookie year. I think His numbers will definitely drop some, 16 points and 10 boards a game is not out of the question. That might be good enough to win Rookie of The Year honors.
Have a look at the damage he did to the Knicks