Blake Griffin has hardly been heard off so far for the Brooklyn Nets. And the entry of new faces as well as the rise of young stars hints that the All-Star forward will not make things easy.

The 32-year-old has not been playing at all despite being healthy for the past three games.

With head coach Steve Nash focusing on utilizing the recruits, ones they acquired in the last NBA trade deadline, it is unsurprising to find Griffin sounding off his displeasure.

In an Instagram post by his former teammate, Jevon Carter, Griffin showed through a comment that he is unhappy about not being on the floor for the Nets.

Although the comment appeared to be playful, the reality is that he has been spending more time on the bench.

This season, he has averaged only 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds and shooting just 42% from the field. Although injuries and setbacks have factored in the dilapidating play of the six-time All-Star, there is no question he could be of use to other teams.

For now, Nash has turned to Andre Drummond, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nic Claxton at the center. Griffin could still be of use at the power forward position and provide some needed offense.

But with Kyrie Irving back, the addition of Goran Dragic and possibly Ben Simmons at some point, Griffin’s chances of playing more are not looking good.

All Griffin can do right now is ride it out and wait if Nash has use for him. But looking ahead, it seems that the top pick of the 2009 NBA Draft could end up playing for another team in the offseason.

Griffin will make around $2.6 million this year and will likely check the free-agent market in the summer to see if he can land on a team that could put him to good use.

Blake Griffin #2 of the Brooklyn Nets
Blake Griffin #2 of the Brooklyn Nets Getty Images | Adam Hunger

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