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Blake Griffin agrees to buyout - could fill a Bill Walton-like role with Celtics


With Detroit's Blake Griffin reportedly agreeing to a buyout today, he just might fit into Danny Ainge's plans. Yes, I know what you are thinking- Blake's injury history is just too lengthy to seriously consider him in Boston. Well, so was Bill Walton's long line of injuries, but he was a major factor in the Celtics winning the 1986 Championship.

 Ainge was on that team, and that may just spur him on to try to get the 6'9" wing on board. Griffin is a 6-time All-Star and certainly has that "shooting with size" the Celtics are seeking.

Granted, he is only shooting 36% from the field this season, while averaging 12.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG and 3.9 APG, but Ainge could take a shot at a deja vu from the 80's, hoping that like Walton, Blake could fill a need in critical, but limited, minutes. 

Expect Danny Ainge to at least give some thought to making a play for Blake Griffin.




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