He might not have cut a very regrettable figure thus far, but Blake Griffin has apologised deeply for the punch that fractured his shooting hand and resulted in a four-game suspension. Speaking yesterday, the Clippers forward said he was truly sorry for the incident that occurred between him and the assistant equipment manager, insisting it was something he felt awful about. Got an opinion on Griffin’s misdemeanour? Let us know in the comments box. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans could struggle to strengthen Anthony Davis’ supporting cast before Thursday’s trade deadline, coach Alvin Gentry has admitted. Injuries have limited the Pelicans as well as hampering their playoff hopes. The west coast side sit on 20 for 33.