May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) reacts during game four of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center. The Spurs defeated the Clippers 102-99 to win the series 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Five minutes after I posted this Ken Berger tweeted that the Clipper's made the offer, but Griffin hasn't yet accepted it. So... this all seems likely (maybe his agent released the info). Ramona Shelburne seems to agree with Berger. Sigh. Nothing's easy.
Ironic that it's me who gets to put this on the front page (I've questioned Griffin's willingness to sign an extension for awhile) but according to the LA Times, Griffin agreed to a five-year 95 million dollar extension this evening. No news yet if there's an option year, but that's not a big deal.
Simultaneously, and not unexpectedly Chris Paul declined to sign a three-year max extension. He'll make a lot more dough by waiting til next year. Brad Turner also reports that Clips are making an offer to Chauncey Billups.
Great news for Blake Griffin. Great news for the Clips. Great news for us fans.