NBA free agency is just getting started, but it appears arguably the most talented player available on the open market already is off the board.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Blake Griffin reportedly has agreed to a maximum free-agent contract to return to the Los Angeles Clippers.
As a result of his alleged return to L.A., Griffin reportedly canceled free-agent meetings with two interested teams, per USA TODAY’s Sam Amick.
Griffin re-signing with the Clippers doesn’t come as much of a shock, as they were able to offer him more money than any other team. Not to mention, the team needed to retain superstar talent after agreeing to trade Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets.
It should be interesting to see if Griffin’s return to L.A. has a domino effect around the league.
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