After starting 17 games this season, Blake Griffin has been removed the rotation of the Brooklyn Nets. Griffin has sat the past two games after Steve Nash inserted LaMarcus Aldridge into the starting lineup.
“No, I mean listen, [Aldridge] has been playing unbelievable,” Griffin said. “So, I totally get starting him, especially Joe [Harris] has been out, and I totally get that.
“Being completely out of it, though, I didn’t necessarily see that coming. But that’s not my decision. As players it’s our job to do whatever coaches see best, so at this point that’s what it is.”
Griffin was a productive player for the Nets last season, but he’s struggled this season.
“Well, I feel for him,” Steve Nash said. “That’s not easy. You know it’s tough when you go through a rough stretch of play and the world kind of caves in on you a little bit. I’ve been there and understand it. We have to give other guys an opportunity at this point, but Blake’s had a great attitude. I really admire him for being positive through this and keeping himself ready so if his opportunity comes back, he can have an impact.”