Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons has had a horrendous couple of years, marred by injuries that have limited his time on the court. It is one reason why NBA teams have been cautious about dealing for the former Rookie of the Year. However, the word going around is that there are still clubs willing to take him in although the returns may not be lucrative.

Zach Lowe revealed via the ESPN podcast that despite his woes, there is still a market out there for the six-time All-Star. One could happen in the 2020 NBA Draft although there is no telling if any of the teams who are in the top 10 would be willing to trade their rights for the veteran forward.

The 2020 NBA Draft class is not that strong and teams are exploring options. That includes trading their slot. The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors are the first two teams selecting but are said to be open to trades.

The Pistons are selecting at the 7th spot but could consider moving up or getting the rights to the top selection. They could include Griffin in a trade although more assets to be needed. Griffin is set to make $36.5 million this 2020-21 season and another $38.9 million for the 2020-21 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Considering he is owed that much, some teams may pass and look for someone else who is cheaper and durable. Last season, Griffin played in only 18 games, averaging 15.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per Basketball-Reference. His best year with the Pistons was during the 2018-19 season where he was able to play 75 games, norming 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

But a key takeaway here is his health. He has been struggling to keep himself in shape which is now a concern for most teams. The unnamed teams mentioned could take a chance and take a risk at Griffin but unlikely at this point.

Griffin could pull off a surprise considering he got much-needed rest from the COVID-19 outbreak. He is only 31 and has ample time to prove he can still play NBA ball. Some point to the fact that his former teammate was able to do so, Chris Paul of the OKC Thunder.

However, the two players play differently. Paul is a point guard and takes lesser banging compared to Griffin. Unless he finds a way to adjust his game, the chances of him moving to a new team via trade may not be that great.

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