In the 1st quarter of Sunday’s game against the Utah Jazz, Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers surpassed Corey Maggette to move to 4th on the franchise all-time scoring leaders list.
As long as Griffin remains healthy, he will jump ahead of 2 more former Clippers/Braves players to move into 2nd place by seasons end. He is currently just 469 points behind 3rd place Elton Brand, and 567 points behind 2nd place Bob McAdoo.
The crazy thing is that he isn’t that far off 1st place. By the end of next season, Griffin could possibly be the Clippers all-time franchise scoring leader, at the age of 29. He would need to average just over 24 points per game for the remainder of this season, and all of next to surpass Randy Smith, who currently sits at 12,735 points in a Clippers/Braves jersey.
Although the Clippers organization has lacked many long term players, it is still quite a feat that a player as young as Griffin will be sitting atop the franchise all-time scoring list before the age of 30. And who knows, Griffin’s career is all said and done, he could be on top of more than just the all-time scoring list. He currently sits in the franchise top 10 for games played (10th), minutes played (7th), rebounds (7th), free throws made (5th), assists (5th), and field goals made (4th).