Report: Blake Griffin clears waivers, signs with Nets

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin dribbles during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game. (Nick Wass/AP)

Forward Blake Griffin has cleared free agency waivers and the six-time NBA all-star has signed with the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

As was largely anticipated when news of a buyout with the Detroit Pistons came earlier this week, Griffin will opt to pursue a championship in Brooklyn alongside its Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

Also on the club is former teammate DeAndre Jordan, whom Griffin shared the floor with for a little over seven seasons as part of the Lob City-era Los Angeles Clippers.

The Nets presently sit second in the Eastern Conference with a 24-13 record, and despite being ravaged by both injuries and the effects of the league's health and safety protocols, finished the first half of their season schedule by winning 10 of 11 games.

Historically, players picked up on the buyout market tend not to be particularly impactful for their new teams, but the Nets will get a chance to see if a new milieu conjures any last spark Griffin (who has dealt with myriad injuries during his career and played a total of 38 games over the previous two seasons) may have for cheap.

Despite playing more minutes than last year, the 31-year-old had a tough 20 games with the Pistons, posting just 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists on 36.5 per cent shooting.

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