Clippers GM: Blake Griffin Will Never Leave

by January 20, 2011
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Because of his team’s miserable history, most hoops fans — Clips supporters exempted — would like to see Blake Griffin in another situation soon, but according to the Clippers’ front-office, he ain’t going anywhere. Ever. ESPN has the quotes: “It’s impossible to predict where Blake Griffin will be in the summer of 2014, when he will become an unrestricted free agent. But as far as the Los Angeles Clippers are concerned, he’s not going anywhere. ‘I can guarantee you he will only ever be a Clipper,’ general manager Neil Olshey said of his prized rookie. ‘If [Oklahoma City Thunder general manager] Sam Presti arrived on Kevin Durant’s doorstep at midnight on July 1st with an extension, understand that Blake Griffin lives two blocks away from me in Manhattan Beach so it’s going to be a much shorter commute for me … When it comes time for him to be a free agent, we won’t be losing,’ Olshey said. ‘We’re not losing now. We’re 10 out of 14 now with our All-Star center [Chris Kaman] sitting around in a suit. The future looks pretty good. The only question will be, in two or three years with Blake, is how much more we’ll be winning.'”