Chris Paul is gone, but Blake Griffin is here to stay.
Griffin and the Clippers reportedly agreed to a five-year, $173 million deal Friday according to multiple national reports.
The five-time All-Star forward averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in the 2016-17 season in 61 games for the Clippers. Since going No. 1 overall to the Clippers in the 2009 NBA Draft, Griffin has averaged 21.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
He has also dealt with a number of injuries throughout his seven-year career after missing the entire 2009-10 season.
Shams Charania of The Vertical was first to report the news.
Blake Griffin has indeed agreed to return to the Clippers on a five-year, $175 million deal. Talk about short order...— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2017
Griffin and Clippers close to finalizing a five-year, max deal of $175 million for him to remain with team.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 1, 2017