Blake Griffin listed as probable to make Nets debut Sunday vs. Wizards

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Blake Griffin Nets bench street clothes
Blake Griffin Nets bench street clothes

Blake Griffin appears poised to make his Nets debut this weekend.

The Nets now officially have Griffin (left knee- injury management) listed as probable for Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Wizards.

Griffin, a six-time All-Star, has not suited up since signing with the Nets on March 7 following a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons. Griffin has not played since Feb. 12, as he sat out while the Pistons first looked for a trade partner before ultimately buying him out.

"I'm not injured, at all. I haven't played in three weeks,” Griffin said on March 11. “I think it's smart to sort of ramp me up. There's no injury... Honestly, I'll have to sit with the performance staff here. I haven't met with them, but they're putting a plan together. My trust is in them. And we'll talk about it on Thursday or Friday and put a plan together and really figure out an exact date."

Griffin is averaging a career-low 12.3 points to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists. For his career, Griffin has averaged 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists.

The 6-foot-10 veteran should provide some needed frontcourt depth and size for the Nets, who are likely to use him off the bench as a small-ball center.