Since missing his entire rookie season, Blake Griffin has been on a mission to make up for lost time. This preseason he has reminded us all about what we loved so much about him coming out of college, his athletic ability. He is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds in preseason and will certainly be battling with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins for Rookie of the Year. That is of course if he can remain injury free.
Griffin sat out of Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets due to a sprained left ankle he suffered in Saturday’s loss to the Utah Jazz. However, Clippers’ head coach Vinnie Del Negro told the Los Angeles Times it’s nothing to be alarmed by.
“To be honest with you, I was kind of thinking about giving him the night off anyway,” said Del Negro before the Clippers’ 108-104 loss to the Nuggets. “It made my decision much easier. He kind of turned his ankle a little bit yesterday [against the Jazz] in the game. He’s fine.
“He did it at the beginning of the game and he played the whole game. He’s actually a lot better right now. If it was regular season, he’d play. Just want to be smart and use the time to fix it.”
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The Clippers are no strangers to misfortune, so hopefully Griffin’s sprained ankle is nothing more.