February 1, 2018, 9:45 pm
Blake Griffin had a strong showing in his first game with the Pistons on Thursday night, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and no turnovers.
This falls in the range of what Griffin has provided this season. His percentages have been trending up over the last couple weeks, which is a big positive for his overall value. The presence of Andre Drummond in the paint as an offensive upgrade to DeAndre Jordan may open up more lanes to help Griffin score more efficiently. Still, his lack of contributions on the defensive end make him someone who needs to score and rebound with very high volume at an efficient rate to be a consistent top-20 asset. Otherwise, he is more likely to remain on the fringes of the top-30 with production in this vein.