April 16, 2019, 9:28 amBlake GriffinF, Detroit Pistons
The Pistons are holding out a flicker of hope that Blake Griffin could return and play in the first-round playoff series against the Bucks but this will be a decision made strictly by the medical staff.
Griffin said on Sunday night that sitting out wasn’t his decision, implying that there were several other opinions that were contributing to him not playing. He indicated that his frustration level is “10” and that he wants to get back on the court. If he is able to play in the series, the schedule is favorable for Griffin to have some recovery time. Heading into Game 2, he now has seven days of rest and that could extend to 10 days on Saturday if he’s held out on Wednesday. There is reportedly no structural damage to the knee, nor does there seem to be a fear that he could do long-term damage by playing so it’s really not out of question that the All-Star forward returns at some point during the series.
Source: Detroit Free Press