Blake Griffin says that if it were up to him, he’d be in uniform for Detroit’s first-round playoff matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Griffin reportedly could sit out the entire series due to a sore left knee.
“If it was pain, I would easily play with pain,” Griffin said following the Pistons’ 121-86 loss at Fiserv Forum.
“If it was just my decision, I would have played.”
He missed the season finale against the New York Knicks, though the Pistons still clinched a playoff spot.
“You sacrifice your body throughout the year,” Griffin said. “You play with little injuries here and there to get to this point so obviously I’m very frustrated. I feel like I’m leaving my guys out there, but I have to do what our organization, our training staff, our doctors think is best.”