Blake Griffin opts out of Clippers contract

Posted June 25, 2017

The hits keep coming for the Clippers; now two of their top players reportedly are about to become unrestricted free agents. The Clippers didn't make it out of the second round in any of those six seasons, and lost in the first round each of the past two years. Sources said the Clippers regard the threat of San Antonio signing away Paul as a legitimate concern, even though the Spurs, at present, have virtually no salary-cap flexibility.

The Los Angeles Clippers could look much different next season.

Paul in another valuable player to the Los Angeles Clippers, and with both players deciding to move at the same time the organization will need to figure out a way to get better replacements.

If either signs with another team, the most they can earn is $153 or $130 million over four years, respectively.

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Griffin's seven-season career with the Clippers allowed him to have an average of 21.5 points and 9.4 rebounds, with 21.6 scoring and 8.1 rebounds average recorded during the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season. Griffin averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per-game.

One such team is the Boston Celtics, for a long time, there have been rumors on Griffin going to the Celtics.

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, is would earn about $24 million next season.

And ESPN reports that his teammate, point guard Chris Paul, will also opt outof his respective contract.

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The NBA's free agency period will begin July 1.

Last summer, the Bulls parted with Joakim Noah and traded former point guard Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks.

Caldwell-Pope's suspension will take place for the first two games in which he is physically able to play during the 2017-18 campaign. After a field sobriety test, he was arrested and a breathalyzer test displayed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08.

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