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Detroit Pistons clear Blake Griffin to resume basketball activities

Friday 8 November 2019 04:16, UK

Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on April 7, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The injury-plagued Detroit Pistons cleared star forward Blake Griffin to resume all basketball activities on Thursday.

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Griffin, 30, has not played at all this season due to hamstring and knee injuries. The team said he will be monitored on a day-to-day basis before returning to the line-up.

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The six-time All-Star averaged a career-high 24.5 points with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 75 games in his first full season with Detroit in 2018-19.

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The Pistons, who are 4-5 entering Friday's game at the Indiana Pacers, provided injury updates on three other players on Thursday.

Derrick Rose attacks the basket against the Chicago Bulls
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Guard Derrick Rose has missed the last three games with a hamstring strain and is continuing treatment and rehab. He is also day-to-day. The 31-year-old is averaging 20.8 points and 6.3 assists in six games.

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Guard Tim Frazier has also sat the last three games with a shoulder strain and remains day-to-day. He is averaging 4.2 points and 3.3 assists in six games.

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Veteran point guard Reggie Jackson remains out with a stress reaction in his lower back. The 29-year-old has missed the Pistons' last seven games and is expected to be sidelined up to a month. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 assists in the first two contests.

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