The Detroit Pistons are stuck between a rock and a hard place with Blake Griffin. With signs of his decline growing more clear, what are they to do?

After almost a year between NBA games, Blake Griffin‘s return to the Detroit Pistons brought equal parts excitement and apprehension. He was shut down just after Christmas last season with a left knee injury related to the one that hampered him and kept him out of two playoff games in 2018-19, and there was hope that the Blake of old would be the one that took the floor to start this season.

So far through six games, that has not been the case.

Griffin made his mark in 2018-19 with prolific 3-point shooting, coming one made 3 away from tying Allan Houston‘s team record of 190. It’s clear that he’s using that same approach this season, but doing so to an extreme level.

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