Apr 20, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) shoots against the Memphis Grizzlies during game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Two Things Blake Griffin Can Improve On

Blake Griffin was obviously an instrumental part of the Los Angeles Clippers‘ history season, but there are still many things he can improve on. He averaged 18 points and close to 10 rebounds per contest,and continued to top himself the previous night with better and better dunks. That’s the kind of thing that fans love. I mean, how can they not? Still, Griffin has a lot to improve on to make the Clippers better. When he “learns how to play better” the Clippers are going to be dangerously good, even if Chris Paul doesn’t return

With that being said, Griffin was a top 5 power forward in the league in just his third season. The amount of potential that he has is crazy! The Clippers lucked out when they selected him. Not only are defenders afraid of him, but he has great size. And when he gets deep in the post, he scores no matter what. Still, he’s not the league’s best just quite yet.

1. Shooting:

This is a no-brainer. Against the Warriors, the shot clock was running down and Griffin was forced to shot a three out of the corner. He airballed it, and hit the side of the backboard, much to the crowd’s delight. Whenever that happens, he shakes his head. Also, when in the paint, smarter defenders will foul him to make him earn his shot at the free throw line. Most of the time, he doesn’t connect. If he improves in this area of the game, however, hack-a-Griffin will no longer exist, and the Clippers can live in peace with an even better PF.

2. Playing Smart:

Griffin is a great player, again, but his mentality isn’t exactly the sharpest. Sure, he knows that the Clippers need a quick two point shot, but will he take the simple layup, or try to dunk the ball from the free throw line? No doubt, he’s capable of dunking it from the free throw line, but it isn’t always the best shot, of course. He needs to work on his decision making so that the Clippers will become a better team in crunch time.

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