Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is best known for throwing down ferocious dunks. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Celtics, Bulls and Magic will join the Thunder in the Blake Griffin sweepstakes of 2017.
With the salary cap rising north of $100 million next summer, the Thunder should have enough room to sign Blake Griffin to a maximum contract.
Despite rumors of being traded all season, Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin seems to be enjoying himself in the offseason.
The Thunder have a truckload of assets to offer in trade, or simply the ability to be the threat in free agency next July that the Golden State Warriors were this summer. The Boston Celtics have long had eyes for Griffin, and there has been talk that the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls would also make a hard push at Griffin.
Last year, Griffin was a popular name around the trade deadline as teams tried to tempt the Clippers with offers only to be turned away. OKC believes that the Clippers who is a native from Oklahoma could be a great partner for Russell Westbrook who has to endure this National Basketball Association season without Kevin Durant. He also hinted that the team is ready to do what it takes to ensure that Griffin will retire as a member of the Clippers. After that, he will have the option to become an unrestricted free agent. The Bulls are willing to put Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic on trading block just to have Griffin in the team for next season. However, Russell Westbrook's decision to sign an extension with the Thunder has doubled the chances of Griffin returning to his hometown next year. "What's next?" he (Westbrook) asked - and the Thunder connected with Westbrook on a plan to construct their next act.