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.
Blake Griffin: “If it was my decision, I’d be playing.” Called it a “complex” situation. #Pistons.
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Instead, the decision is largely in the hands of the Pistons’ medical staff, according to head coach Dwane Casey.
Griffin reportedly could sit out the entire series due to a sore left knee.
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Per The Detroit Free Press:
“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.”
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