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Blake Griffin to make Detroit Pistons season debut on Monday - reports

Saturday 9 November 2019 23:52, UK

Blake Griffin initiates the Pistons' offense against Dallas
Image: Blake Griffin initiates the Pistons' offense against Dallas

Detroit Pistons star forward Blake Griffin is expected to make his season debut on Monday, according to reports.

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An ESPN report, citing sources, says the All-Star forward is set to start his first game of the 2019-20 campaign in a home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Griffin, 30, missed the first 10 games of the season while rehabilitating injuries to his hamstring and knee. He resumed all basketball activities on Thursday.

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The 4-6 Pistons reached the playoffs in 2018-19 while led by the six-time All-Star who 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, earning third-team All-NBA honours.

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With Griffin out to begin the season, nine-year veteran forward Markieff Morris has started all 10 games, averaging 12.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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