The Nets are adding even more star power to their already loaded roster.
Former Pistons All-Star forward Blake Griffin cleared free-agency waivers and has agreed to a deal with Brooklyn, in yet another sign that the franchise will do whatever it takes to win a championship this year.
The 31-year-old Griffin will join current All-Star Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, along with former All-Star, close friend and one-time teammate DeAndre Jordan.
After trading away Jarrett Allen in the Harden deal, the Nets were thin up front. While it hasn’t impacted them yet — Brooklyn is 18-7 since making the deal and second-year forward Nic Claxton has been impressive of late — they clearly were in the market for depth at the forward spot.
Griffin will have to check his ego at the door. For the first time in his career, he may not be a starter, and will need to battle the likes of Jordan, Claxton, Jeff Green, and Bruce Brown for minutes.