Will Blake Griffin Be More Than Another Kenyon Martin?

Tyler Rose@@ienjoitroseContributor IMay 24, 2009

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 29:  Blake Griffin #23 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the court after losing to the North Carolina Tar Heels during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional Final at the FedExForum on March 29, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Tar Heels defeated the Sooners 72-60 to advance to the Final Four.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin is almost completely locked into the number one pick, if he goes second I might start seeing pigs flying in the sky.

Everyone has been raving about his athleticism and his work ethic. All this is true he is a fantastic physical specimen with a rigorous training regimen.

Yet I look at past tapes of him playing and I look at his defense, it is simply non-existent. True he has all the gifts to make him become a potentially great defender, it just seems he's much more dedicated to the offensive side of the game.

That brings me to ask this...what are Blake Griffins Go-To moves? Spin and dunk? Jump higher than his defender?

Honestly he is pretty limited on the offensive end. People have been saying that when he goes to the Los Angeles Clippers he will become the next Elton Brand for them. Although Brand has a deadly mid-range jumper making defenders respect him and it allowed Chris Kaman to work his fluidity in the post.

Griffin doesn't have that jumper and he looks to me to be just another highly athletic player that simply becomes another body by the time he turns 30 in the NBA

He may be a one or two time all-Star but i have serious doubts he will every be a cornerstone player who dominates a game.

Honestly I love the kid but that doesn't mean everything, he's a great person, great rebounder for his size and a hell of an athletic kid.

God bless him and I wish him luck.


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