Blake Griffin is the new big name that landed to the Brooklyn Nets, who keep on strengthening their roster. With the addition of the six-time NBA All-Star, the franchise from New York looks as an even better team capable of challenging for the trophy. After bringing in James Harden at the beginning of 2021, the Nets have moved fast again and signed one more important player to feature alongside the #13, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
The power forward has struggled with injuries that denied him to continue performing at his best, but still has a lot to offer to a title contender roster. In the past days, Griffin has agreed with Detroit Pistons to a contract buyout that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Everything happened very fast in just a couple of days since that news came out, and the player cleared his waivers once he got out from Detroit. Many top NBA teams were interested in acquiring the 31-year-old, but Brooklyn won the race.
Blake Griffin's contract with the Brooklyn Nets
The NBA star has agreed for a contract for the rest of the tournament after leaving Detroit. Blake Griffin's Brooklyn Nets contract will earn him $1.2 million until the end of the season, according to NBA insider Shams Charania.
Such a signing became just one of many for the Nets, who now have four top figures in their roster. It is believed that Griffin was brought in to Brooklyn to be a small-ball center alternative from the bench. The forward can be helpful with his 3-point shots and by providing plays for the rest of the team too.
Nets odds' to become the new NBA champions have increased heavily ever since Harden was signed, of course, but with the addition of the six-time All-Star Griffin this chances became even bigger. FanDuel has given odds of +300 to a Brooklyn Nets championship, not too far away from Los Angeles Lakers, whose triumph at the end of the season would result in a +280 payout.