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Blake Griffin

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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (all starts) and averaged 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.8 minutes per game. • Sixth in the NBA in scoring with 24.1 points per game and tied for 15th in the league in rebounds with 9.5 per game. • Ranked 16th in the NBA in field goal percentage (52.8%) and tied for 17th in minutes per game (35.8). • Seventh in the NBA with 43 double-doubles. • Fourth leading dunker in the NBA with 176. • Led or tied the team in scoring 48 times, rebounds 20 times, assists six times, steals 14 times and blocks 14 times. • Started his third consecutive All-Star Game and registered 38 points, six rebounds, one assist and two steals for the Western Conference. • Missed two games on the season. One due to lower back spasms (3/31/14) and another due to a league suspension (4/16/14). • Led team in total points scored (1,930) and was second on the team in assists (309). • Scored 10+ points 16 times, 20+ points 47 times, 30+ points 14 times and 40+ points twice. • Led NBA in fouls drawn, points in the paint and was fifth in first quarter scoring. • Recorded fourth career triple-double on 4/3 vs. Dallas with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. • Scored 20+ points in 30 straight games, the longest streak of his career and the longest streak by a Clipper since the team moved to Los Angeles (‘84-’85). • Had 30+ points and 10+ rebounds in 12 games, only 17 such games in first three seasons.
PLAYOFFS: Scored 10+ points four times, 20+ points five times and 30+ points three times. • Ranks eighth among playoff participants in points per game with 23.7 and 16th in field goal percentage at 50.7%. • Finished with a playoff career-high 35 points on 4/21 vs. Golden State to go along with a playoff career-high tying 13 field goals made. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Griffin is the fourth player in the Shot Clock era (1954-) to score 35+ points in 30 minutes or less in a playoff game (Nick Van Exel, Michael Jordan, Bob Lanier). • Recorded 32 points on 4/24 at Golden State becoming the first Clippers player with consecutive 30-point playoff games since Elton Brand (4 straight in 2006). Also tied a playoff career-high in minutes (43) while accounting for eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. • Netted team-high 34 points on 5/9 vs. Oklahoma City in addition to eight rebounds, four assists and tied a playoff career-high in blocks with three. • Led team in scoring with 25 points on 5/11 vs. Oklahoma City to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal. • Finished with first double-double of playoffs with 24 points and a playoff career-high 17 rebounds in addition to three assists, one steal and two blocks.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Clippers): Averaged team-high 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game. Averaged 3.7 assists and shot 53.8% from field. • Became the fourth player since 2006- 07 to average 18.0+ points, 8.3+ rebounds, 3.5+ assists and 1.0+ steals in a • Averaged 3.2 assists and shot 54.9% from field in 66 games played (66 starts). • For second straight season, started and appeared in every game. • Led Clippers in minutes, field goals, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, rebounds, points, personal fouls and turnovers. • Started first NBA All-Star Game, recording 22 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes. Also appeared in Rookie Challenge and played 10 minutes. • Finished season ranked 10th in NBA in points per game, sixth in rebounds per game, seventh in field goal percentage and fourth with 41 double-doubles. • Led NBA with 192 dunks. • Only player in NBA with over 20.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. • One of two players in NBA (Dwight Howard) to average 20.0+ points, 10.5 rebounds and shoot 54% from field. • Led Clippers in scoring 31 times, rebounding 44 times, minutes 28 times, blocks 13 times and assists six times. • Scored 30+ points four times. Regi stered20+ points 41 times. • Recorded first 20-20 game of NBA career 2/18/12 vs. San Antonio with 22 points and 20 rebounds. • Became one of five players under age of 25 to lead team in total points and rebounds. • Led NBA with 902 points in the paint. • Finished second in the NBA with 26 games with 20+ points/10+ rebounds. • His 103 double-doubles in his first two seasons is the fourth-highest in the NBA since 1986-87. • Became the first player since Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1996-98) to attempt over 1,100 free throws in his first two seasons. His 1,163 free throws attempted is the most by any NBA player in their first two seasons since 2000. • 12/30/11 vs. Chicago, recorded first double-double of season with 34 points (14-25 FG, 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists in 41:33. • 4/24/12 at Atlanta, scored Clippers season- high 36 points. • Grabbed national spotlight on 1/30/12 vs. Oklahoma City with a devastating dunk on Kendrick Perkins with 8:52 remaining in the third quarter. Finished game with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 36:15.
PLAYOFFS: Led the Clippers in scoring (19.1 ppg) in 11 playoff games. Also registered averages of 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.82 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.

2011-12 (Clippers): Averaged a team-high 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds in 36.2 minutes per game. • Averaged 3.2 assists and shot 54.9% from field in 66 games played (66 starts). • For second straight season, started and appeared in every game. • Led Clippers in minutes, field goals, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, rebounds, points, personal fouls and turnovers. • Started first NBA All-Star Game, recording 22 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes. Also appeared in Rookie Challenge and played 10 minutes. • Finished season ranked 10th in NBA in points per game, sixth in rebounds per game, seventh in field goal percentage and fourth with 41 double-doubles. • Led NBA with 192 dunks. • Only player in NBA with over 20.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. • One of two players in NBA (Dwight Howard) to average 20.0+ points, 10.5 rebounds and shoot 54% from field. • Led Clippers in scoring 31 times, rebounding 44 times, minutes 28 times, blocks 13 times and assists six times. • Scored 30+ points four times. Regi stered 20+ points 41 times. • Recorded first 20-20 game of NBA career 2/18/12 vs. San Antonio with 22 points and 20 rebounds. • Became one of five players under age of 25 to lead team in total points and rebounds. • Led NBA with 902 points in the paint. • Finished second in the NBA with 26 games with 20+ points/10+ rebounds. • His 103 double-doubles in his first two seasons is the fourth-highest in the NBA since 1986-87. • Became the first player since Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1996-98) to attempt over 1,100 free throws in his first two seasons. His 1,163 free throws attempted is the most by any NBA player in their first two seasons since 2000. • 12/30/11 vs. Chicago, recorded first double- double of season with 34 points (14-25 FG, 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists in 41:33. • 4/24/12 at Atlanta, scored Clippers season- high 36 points. • Grabbed national spotlight on 1/30/12 vs. Oklahoma City with a devastating dunk on Kendrick Perkins with 8:52 remaining in the third quarter. Finished game with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 36:15.
PLAYOFFS: Led the Clippers in scoring (19.1 ppg) in 11 playoff games. Also registered averages of 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.82 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.

2010-11 (Clippers): Averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 38.0 minutes in 82 games, making (82 starts). • Named the unanimous winner of the 2010-11 NBA T-Mobile Rookie of The Year award on 5/4/11…first unanimous Rookie of the Year selection since David Robinson in 1989-90. • The lone unanimous selection to the 2010-11 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team. • Named to Western Conference All-Star Team, becoming first rookie since Yao Ming in 2003 to play in game and first rookie since Tim Duncan in 1998 to be voted in bythe coaches. • Won Sprite Slam Dunk contest during All- Star Weekend in iconic fashion. • Named T-Mobile Rookie of the Month all six times (November-April). • Shot 50.6% from the field. • Led Clippers in scoring 36 times, rebounds 64 times, assists 13 times, steals 17 times, blocks 12 times, minutes • Registered two triple-doubles, recorded a Los Angeles Clippers record 63 double-doubles and established a Clippers franchise record with 27 consecutive double-doubles from 11/20/10-1/19/11. • 63 double-doubles was the most in franchise history since Bob McAdoo’s 69 in 1974-75. • Scored 40+ points two times, 30+ points 14 times and 20+ points 55 times, (the 7th highest total in NBA). • Set a Clippers rookie record for points in a game with 47 points on 1/17/11 vs. Indiana, the third-highest total in a game this season and the most by a Clipper since 1990. • Became one of just three players in NBA history aged 21 or younger to score at least 47 points with 14 rebounds, joining Michael Jordan and Rick Barry. • Finished as only player in NBA to average at least 20.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 3.0 assists and the third player since 2001-02 to do it. • Became first rookie since Elton Brand in 1999-00 to average at least 20 ppg and 10 rpg. • Set new Los Angeles Clippers record for most rebounds in a season (989), most rebounds in franchise history since Swen Nater had 1,017 in 1980-81. • Became one of only four rookies in NBA history to total over 1,600 points, 900 rebounds and 250 assists in their first season. • Established himself as Clippers franchise all-time rookie leader in points scored (1,845) and free throw attempts (695) and second in rebounds (989). • Finished the season ranked in the NBA fourth in rebounds per game, third in total rebounds, 12th in points per game, eighth in minutes per game, fifth in minutes played, eighth in field goals made, second in free throws attempted. • Finished the season tied for first in the NBA with 47 games of 20+ points and 10+ rebounds. • Was one of four players in NBA to average 20+ points and 12+ rebounds. • Established new Los Angeles Clippers record with 63 games of 10+ rebounds. • Became the first rookie since Jerry West on 2/26/61 to have a triple-double with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists when he had 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists on 3/23/11. • Had a career-starting streak of 67 games scoring in double-digits, the longest by an NBA player since David Robinson did it in 77-straight games In 1989-90. • Led the NBA with 14-straight games of 20+ points and 10+ rebounds from 12/12/10-1/14/11 • Became the third rookie since 1976-77 to record a 30 point, 15 rebound, eight assist game when he did it on 1/22/11 vs. Golden State. • Became the second rookie in NBA history and first since Oscar Robertson on 11/15/60 to have a 44 point, 15 rebound, seven assist game when he did it on 11/20/10 vs. New York. • Finished second in the NBA with 214 dunks. • Played in the 60th NBA All-Star Game, scoring eight points and grabbing five rebounds and passing for five assists in his first All-Star appearance. • Had 14 points and three rebounds in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge. • Made NBA debut 10/27/10 vs. Portland, had 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists in 38:36. • 1/17/11 vs. Indiana, had 47 points (19-24 FG, 9-11 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, one block in 36:56, became the first rookie since Allen Iverson to have two 40+ games in season. • 3/23/11 vs. Washington, recorded first career triple-double, had 33 points (14-19 FG, 5-8 FT), 17 rebounds, 10 assists. • 4/13/11 vs. Memphis, recorded second triple-double 4/13 vs. Memphis with 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists in 40:30. • Had the 4th highest scoring debut of any Clippers rookie and the 3rd highest rebounding debut of any Clipper rookie.

2009-10 (Clippers): Averaged 13.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 28.0 minutes in seven preseason games played. • Did not appear in any Clippers regular season games. • Suffered a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella during the Clippers’ last preseason game vs. New Orleans on 10/23/09. • Underwent successful surgery on his left knee 1/20/10 at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Center in Los Angeles…The two-part procedure, specifically termed a left patellar fragment excision and a patellar tendon repair was a success and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache who was assisted by Clippers Team Physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama. • Medically cleared to return to full contact practice in the month prior to 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada…Griffin practiced with the team but did not play in any games.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.01 blocks over his two-year collegiate career. • Consensus National Player of the Year following his sophomore season. • 2008-09 postseason awards included the Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA) and Rupp Trophy as well as player of the year nods from the Associated Press, CBS/Chevrolet, the NABC, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Basketball Times, ESPN.com, CBSsports.com, FoxSports.com and Athlon Sports. • As a sophomore, earned Big 12 Player of the Year honors, Sportsperson of the Year honors, First-Team All-Big 12 and a record tying six Big 12 Player of the Week awards. • As a freshman, voted First-Team All-Big 12 and Big 12 All-Rookie. • Finished his career with two-year NCAA Tournament averages of 22.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. • His 77.8 career NCAA Tournament field goal percentage (56-72) is a school record. • Averaged 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.1 steals and 33.3 minutes in 35 games played, while shooting 65.4 from the field during his sophomore season (2008-09). • Set Oklahoma and Big 12 single-season records for rebounds (504), rebounding average, field goal percentage and double doubles. • Rebound total in 2008-09 was the highest in a season by an NCAA Division I player since Indiana State’s Larry Bird in 1978-79 (505) and rebounding average was the highest since Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan in 1996- 97 (14.7). • First-Team All-Big 12 selection. • Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Blake Austin Griffin. • Born in Oklahoma City, OK; Parents are Gail and Tommy Griffin. • Brother, Taylor, played one season with the Phoenix Suns in 2009-10. • Follow Griffin on Twitter: @blakegriffin32.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 251 lbs./ 113.9 kg
Born: March 16, 1989
From: University of Oklahoma
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2009 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Oklahoma/USA

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