Oct 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) on the bench during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

2013-14 Player Profile: Blake Griffin

Oct 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) on the bench during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Blake Griffin‘s season. This is the guy that all of Clipper Nation is relying on. Chris Paul may be the Clippers best chance at winner of the MVP award, but the x-factor is none other than Griffin, who is one of the best finishers in the NBA at the rim. What can we expect from him this upcoming season?

Well, we know that there’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Being the young leader of the franchise, he needs to step up big time and ensure the Clippers an actual chance at contention. Is he too young to do this? He’s experienced enough, but he still needs to develop his game a little bit before we can see some true leadership from him.

Still, everyone is looking up to him. Paul will undoubtedly be the franchise player, but again, Griffin is the most important. It may not make any sense, but come season time, you’ll see what I mean when I say that.

With all the added depth, Griffin has some cushions to fall back on. He has injury insurance and now knows to pass the ball to open shooters on the court. He has done exceedingly well with learning new things. Now that Doc Rivers is the head coach he has to curve the talent in Griffin to a superstar. I believe that this player-coach combination will prove to be very beneficial to the Clippers.

His sore ankle is still giving him complications but by the time the regular season starts, this should be a thing of the past. As far as I’m concerned, there are really no restrictions on Griffin. He’s healthy, he’s living in a great city, and he’s ready to grow up and start playing some real ball. He’s not in favor of “Lob City” this year. According to him, there’s going to be a new name.

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