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Blake Griffin News: Clippers Star Closing in On Team USA Olympic Roster

Blake Griffin has missed out on representing his country due to injury in the past. Will 2016 be the year he finally makes it?

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Blake Griffin has undoubtably been one of the best ten players in the world over the past few NBA seasons. However, a few untimely injuries have left him out of Team USA's squad.

According to, all Griffin wants is another chance.

"I just want another shot at it," Griffin said, "and I think I’ll hopefully have it."

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski commented in Griffin's improved abilities.

"Blake's improved so much as a player, especially in his scoring ability," Krzyzewski said. "We've missed not having him, especially last summer. But he's here now."

Krzyzewski also stated how, although its nice to see Griffin with Team USA at this time, it will be even better to see him representing his country in a year.

Griffin will be looking to put together another strong campaign this season, and hopefully stay 100% healthy for the Olympics in August, 2016.