In an interview with The Jump‘s Rachel Nichols, Griffin said the Clippers “haven’t had success, and that’s the push” (starting at 2:29):
What’s your mission for this season?
Griffin: “I think for us this season, it’s about proving ourselves. I think a lot of people have doubted us. A lot of people don’t know what’s going to happen with a core group of guys leaving that we’ve had for so long.
“But to be completely honest, we haven’t had success. We’ve had regular-season success in a way, as much as you can I guess.
“But we haven’t had success, and that’s the push.”