NBA players pleaded with Blake Griffin to return to the team during the season.

Even though Blake Griffin hasn’t played a single minute of NBA basketball this year, a number of Celtics players are still pushing for him to come back to Boston in order to strengthen the frontcourt.


During a visit on Pardon My Take Monday, Celtics guards Derrick White and Payton Pritchard mentioned the veteran big man with affection. According to league sources, Griffin, who started 41 games as a backup bench player for Boston last season, has chosen to sit out the current campaign in order to spend more time with his family.


Pritchard and White said that the team’s roster has attempted to get Griffin back to Boston when asked why he isn’t playing for the team this season.


“I’m not sure. We implore him to do so, Pritchard said to PMT.


“I believe the entire group has been pleading with him to,” White continued.


Griffin was contacted by a number of team members on the squad’s December West Coast trip, and I’ve heard there may be a return. But the Celtics haven’t stopped reaching out in recent weeks.


“Actually, I sent him a playful text a week or two ago asking if he was coming back for one last ride. Pritchard stated, “He says he’s loving his life.

During the visit with Pritchard and White, show presenter Dan Katz went on to call up Griffin, evading questions regarding a possible comeback later in the season.


We chat a lot, according to Griffin. “Guys, I’m just having fun with my life right now.”


Although Griffin only lived in Boston for a single year, he had a positive impression of the city when he appeared on a Barstool Sports podcast last summer.


“Boston is amazing,” Griffin exclaimed. Living and performing in Boston was truly one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. The fans are amazing, dude. having a team that is so intent on winning championships. The fact that the players on that team are such a fantastic bunch of guys is one of the best things.


During his brief Monday show appearance, Griffin proceeded to give his former teammates high marks.


Griffin referred to Boston’s prospects of winning the championship as “my favorites.” They are the clear favorites in my opinion, but I can’t promise anything and I don’t want to cast negative energy on them.

At the trade deadline, the Boston Celtics added Xavier Tillman from the Grizzlies to their big man lineup, bolstering a frontcourt that has been the cornerstone of the team’s top-3 defense this season. Though Griffin could still return this season if he changes his mind, the acquisition of Tillman suggests that the team does not expect him to.

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