March 2, 2016, 11:32 pm
Blake Griffin (quad, broken hand) is not yet cleared by doctors to return to practice and his return date is still up in the air.
After a few optimistic tweets from beat writers this published report pushes back a little bit on the idea of a fast return. Of course there are the four games of suspension that Griffin needs to go through, but he needs to be able to practice and take contact on the hand — not just shoot. If we slid our guesstimate from April 1 closer to March 15, we might split the difference after reading the full report or even go back to our original estimation. It’s all guesswork but we do what we can for you guys.