Blake Griffin to DeAndre Jordan (GIF)

December 1, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) during a stoppage in play against the Indiana Pacers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin’s game is often questioned. Critics tend to say that all Griffin does is dunk and that outside of his insane athletic ability, he doesn’t really have other necessary basketball skills to develop into the superstar a player who has a max contract and was taken with the top overall pick in the draft should become.

Despite all of those complaints, Griffin is an excellent player. Over his career, he’s averaged 20.5 points and and 10.4 rebounds per game. This year, he’s playing even better, putting up 21.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. He’s also shooting 54.1% from the floor, up from his career shooting percentage of 52.9%.

Griffin is showing off some of his other skills in the first quarter of the Clippers’ game in Atlanta against the Hawks Wednesday night. During the first quarter, Griffin took a pass from point guard Chris Paul off of a pick-and-roll, took the ball into the paint and fed center DeAndre Jordan on what appeared to be a hook shot for a dunk.

BlaketoDeAndreGriffin has eight points and three rebounds but the Clippers trail 29-21 after the first quarter.

 

Topics: Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

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