Five possible landing spots for Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin is far from the player he once was with the Los Angeles Clippers, leading to his buyout with the Detroit Pistons on Friday. 

The 31-year-old missed much of the 2019-20 campaign after undergoing knee surgery and hasn’t been able to bounce back to his 2018-19 season form. 

Still, teams are interested in the six-time All-Star despite his recent struggles, and he very well could join a championship contender for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. Here are five possible landing spots for Griffin, per BetOnline.ag.

Brooklyn Nets -500

It’s no surprise the Brooklyn Nets have the best odds to sign Griffin. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Nets are believed to be leaders for Griffin because of their odds to win an NBA title in 2021. 

Brooklyn needs help at the rim after parting ways with Jarrett Allen in the James Harden trade. Right now, DeAndre Jordan is the only big man on the Nets’ roster. 

Adding Griffin could help put the Nets over the edge with players like Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant already on the roster. 

Los Angeles Lakers +200

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Griffin head back to L.A., even if it is with a different team. The former Clipper is drawing interest from the Lakers and could fill in during Anthony Davis’ extended absence. 

Davis has been dealing with an Achilles strain and hasn’t played since Feb. 14. He’s played only five games since Feb. 1. 

Adding Griffin would provide the Lakers with some much-needed depth, and he’d prove to be a solid addition come playoff time. 

Golden State Warriors +400

Griffin has improved as a playmaker over the last several seasons, and that’s something the Golden State Warriors desperately need right now. 

Golden State ranks 22nd in offensive rating and has struggled to create shots. The team could also use some depth beyond Draymond Green, Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney and James Wiseman. 

Portland Trail Blazers +600

Damian Lillard is doing all he can to propel the Portland Trail Blazers in the difficult Western Conference. However, his play alone isn’t going to be enough with teams like the Lakers, Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns leading the conference. 

The Trail Blazers are currently missing C.J. McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins. Griffin would help Portland on the offensive side of the ball in their absences but wouldn’t help their horrible defensive rating. 

Miami Heat +800

The Miami Heat don’t look like a team ready to defend their Eastern Conference title at .500 this season. Miami is looking to upgrade, and Griffin would provide a boost to the Heat’s frontcourt. 

Griffin would be an upgrade from Kelly Olynyk and could split time with Precious Achiuwa, who is currently struggling, at the 4. 

If Miami believes he could thrive in a limited role, Griffin will be worth looking into. Otherwise, the team should focus its sights elsewhere.