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Report: Griffin, Nets agree to contract despite Dubs interest

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Blake Griffin joining the Warriors seemed like a longshot and an odd fit the whole time, but there was smoke with Golden State reportedly having interest in the former Detroit Pistons forward.

In the end, Griffin cleared waivers Sunday and agreed to a contract for the rest of the season with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday, citing Griffin's agent.

The Athletic's Shams Charania first reported, citing source, that Griffin was expected to sign with the Nets after clearing waivers.

Griffin will be reunited with for Los Angeles Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan, and he will join forces with All-Stars Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

While Griffin isn't the All-Star he once was in Los Angeles, he's still a serviceable player. And in Brooklyn, he won't be asked for carry the load. When the Nets are healthy, he might not even start.

If Griffin's end-game is to win an NBA championship, the Nets are a much better fit for him this season than the Warriors, who are fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Yes, Warriors fans weren't thrilled about the idea of the team pursuing Griffin, but if they could have gotten him for the league minimum contract, it wasn't the worst idea in the world.

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Griffin made the right choice, picking a lesser role and a better chance at an NBA title with the Nets.

 

The Warriors don't have any more matchups with the Nets this season, so they won't get to face Griffin on his new team.

With Griffin off the board, the Warriors will look for other ways to tweak the roster ahead of the March 25 trade deadline as they make a push for the playoffs.

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