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Let's Talk: How many wins is Blake Griffin really going to add?

It's hard to say without ever seeing him play a "real" NBA game, but with the play of everyone in the starting lineup, where will Blake Griffin fit in?  How much is he going to add to each game and how many wins will the Clippers get as a result?

Marcus Camby is beasting it right now, will the addition of Griffin matter as much as we think?


Here's my take, I think Griffin can pretty much kiss ROY goodbye.  His role is going to be in the second unit or possibly starting against teams with "stretch" fours.  Camby is just playing too well to be taken out of the game.  BG isn't as long and won't be able to provide the shot bothering defensive presence that Camby brings (although you could argue that it seems BG has high BBIQ and a solid body so he could be a good defender in different ways a-la Shane).

This doesn't mean he won't be a pivotal part of the team.  Energy and a scoring threat off the bench, good glue guy, strong explosive talent.  No one in the second unit should be able to stop him.  Reliable backup who will give Kaman and Camby plenty of rest. 

You could also play him as a 3, but at this point I really doubt he can shoot any better than either AT or Sual.


All in all I think he will add 5 or 6 wins.

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