Fantasy Basketball: Blake Griffin Leading Next Generation of Players

By Adam McGill
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The Los Angeles Clippers may have begun to slip in recent weeks, but PF Blake Griffin has shown no signs of slowing down. He has continued to get better with each passing game, and the 24-year old is the future of fantasy basketball.

Griffin is scoring 18.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season. His athleticism is unmatched, and no one can slam the ball down like Blake. The power forward has truly become one of the most dominating scorers in fantasy.

The former Oklahoma Sooner is also stealing 1.3 passes per game, which is amazing for a center-eligible player. The Blake Show is even dishing out 3.7 assists per game. Most people just think about dunks when Griffin comes to mind, but he is truly maturing into an all-around fantasy option.

Earlier this month, Griffin registered his third career triple-double in the team’s 117-101 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Griffin finished the game with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, one block, and one steal. It was a glimpse into Blake’s future as a fantasy star.

Additionally, Griffin is only in his third season in the NBA. He is posterizing players and dominating SportsCenter on a daily basis, but the kid just turned 24 this past week. Expect him to only get better as a player and earn several more trips to the All-Star game.

The only negative about his game has been his free throw shooting, as he is shooting an embarrassing 66.3 percent from the charity stripe this year. However, most people don’t realize that this is the best percentage of his career, as he shot 52.1 percent in 2011 and 64.2 percent in 2010. It is hard to bring a player down for getting better at something.

Griffin will remain a top-five big man for the remainder of his career. If you can get ahold of him in a dynasty league, it seems like a slam-dunk decision.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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