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Ex-Clippers, Pistons forward Blake Griffin signing with Nets

Former Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (pictured) will join a Brooklyn Nets roster that already includes perennial All-Stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. File Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
Former Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (pictured) will join a Brooklyn Nets roster that already includes perennial All-Stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. File Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

March 7 (UPI) -- Six-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin agreed to a short-term contract with the Brooklyn Nets, his agent confirmed Sunday night.

League sources told ESPN and The Athletic that Griffin is signing a deal to join the Nets for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. According to ESPN, the Nets are using one of their veteran minimum contract slots to add Griffin.

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Griffin informed Nets general manager Sean Marks of his decision to sign with Brooklyn on Sunday evening. The high-flying star cleared waivers Sunday night after agreeing to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

The 31-year-old Griffin will join a Nets roster that already includes perennial All-Stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

The Pistons acquired Griffin -- the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft -- in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers in January 2018. During his three-plus years in Detroit, he posted averages of 20.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and five assists over 138 games.

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Injuries have greatly altered Griffin's production over the past two seasons. In the 2019-20 campaign, he averaged a career-worst 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in only 18 games.

Griffin averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Pistons across 20 games this season.

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