Doc Rivers blames the media for creating Blake Griffin speculation

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Blake Griffin has come under intense scrutiny in recent months as the rumour mill well and truly got ahold of the L.A. Clippers forward.

Of course, his future was all the more speculative after he suffered a broken hand punching a member of the Clippers' coaching staff and he missed the vast majority of last season with a quadriceps injury.

In the wake of Kevin Durant's move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors, it has been widely suggested that Griffin could return to his home state of OKC in a trade, or next summer if he opts out of his contract.

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn't buy into that idea and suggests it's a fairy tale the media have made up.

"We knew none of it was true. We figured that was one of you guys starting these rumors here in Boston. I was trying to find out who it was … No, it happens, unfortunately. Blake and CP are free agents [after this season]. Just like last year Oklahoma [City] had to deal with that, now it's our turn."

The Clippers' championship window is certainly closing and both CP3 and Griffin may feel there are greener pastures around the league.

A lot will depend on what Rivers and co. can manage this year, but either way, Griffin is likely to opt out and secure a major pay day either in L.A. or elsewhere.

Chris Paul
L.A. Clippers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Blake Griffin
DeAndre Jordan
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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