2013 Fantasy Basketball: PF Blake Griffin Having Monster Season
As expected, the Los Angeles Clippers have enjoyed an offensive improvement under head coach, Doc Rivers. The team is currently first in the NBA with 110 points per game and every player on the roster seems to be playing at their best.
Among these players posting career numbers is PF Blake Griffin. He fell right out of the top-10 power forwards this off-season, but he has proven to be once again an outstanding value pick. Griffin is posting a healthy 22.1 points to go along with 10.8 rebounds per contest and the former Slam Dunk Champion is beginning to develop into an elite fantasy option.
Blake has been extending his jumper this season and it has given him much more confidence outside of the paint. He is no longer afraid to take a jump shot outside of 10-feet and the power forward has even knocked down a couple three-pointers this season.
Griffin is also adding an impressive 3.4 assists per game, which is third among all the big men in the league. It is a rarity to find a four-spot that can average over three dimes per game and Griffin’s presence in the high-scoring offense has certainly allotted him plenty of chances to help his teammates make plays.
The forward has never been a strong free throw shooter and he certainly hasn’t won this category for any roto-league owners. However, it is only one category and considering the rest of his numbers, fantasy owners shouldn’t have too much of a problem sacrificing the one category.
Griffin is doing everything for fantasy owners this season and is on pace to have a career fantasy campaign. If you own the Blake Show, expect him to fill the box score on a nightly basis.