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Brooklyn Nets, not Portland Trail Blazers, favorites to sign Blake Griffin

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Portland had been named by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski as an expected candidate to sign Blake Griffin following his buyout agreement with Detroit, but don't get your hopes up yet, Rip City.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports the Brooklyn Nets are viewed around the league as the favorites to sign Griffin.

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The other teams expected to compete for Griffin's services are the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. Griffin isn't expected to make a call until speaking with each team. 

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Griffin gave back $13.3 million of his remaining $75 million in the buyout agreement according to Charania. 

This season, Griffin holds averages of 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists while shooting 29.3% on jump shots, a respectable 33% on threes and 34.6% on catch-and-shoot three-pointers.

Would Griffin signing with Portland even be worth it though? There are two trains of thought within Rip City: He's a former All-Star who can thrive in a reduced role Portland can offer or he's an awkward fit for Portland who won't play him in the postseason anyway. 

Two of our writers at NBC Sports Northwest gave their respective takes earlier today. 

 

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