Detroit Pistons big man and franchise star Blake Griffin's season could be in danger of an early ending. Griffin, 30, has been having the worst year of his career, only being able to muster 15.5 points, 4.7 rebounds (career worsts) and 3.3 assists (second worst), with a nagging knee injury pulling him down. Now, he's reportedly weighing whether or not to opt for season-ending surgery.
He underwent arthroscopic MCL surgery on the same knee in April 2019.
Without Griffin consistently in the lineup putting up NBA 2K-like numbers as he did last season, the Pistons are currently sporting a record of 13-24, good for 11th in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Griffin getting sidelined long-term would effectively eliminates the Pistons' already faint chances of advancing to the postseason.
Last year, in his first full season as a member of the Pistons, Griffin led the team to the eighth seed in the East while reaching the All-NBA Third team. However, Griffin was only able to play in the latter two games of the Pistons' first-round playoff matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks due to injuries.
Griffin has always been a spectacular athlete and a charismatic personality. However, injuries have always set him back, as not only did he miss his whole first season in the league with an injury, he has played in fewer than 70 games six times in his 10-year carer. At this rate, that doesn't appear to be changing as the new decade begins.