Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blake Griffin Expected to Sign Extension With Clippers

Blake Griffin #23 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates a basket against the UAB Blazers during the pre-season NIT at Madison Square Garden November 26, 2008 in New York City.
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Griffin expected to sign extension with L.A. Clippers: Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has let team officials know that he intends to sign a five-year contract extension this month, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Saturday.

Griffin can't officially sign the extension until July 11, but negotiations between the team and his representatives are not expected to turn into a drawn-out process, sources said, as no player coming off a rookie-scale contract who is eligible and was offered the maximum contract extension has passed on it.

The Clippers couldn't officially offer Griffin an extension until after 9 p.m. PT Saturday. Team president Andy Roeser called Griffin's representatives shortly after 9 p.m. to offer the extension, sources with knowledge of the situation said.

Griffin could earn as much as $95 million over the course of the five-year extension if he is voted an All-Star starter again or named to a second All-NBA team next season under the so-called "Derrick Rose Rule" in the new collective bargaining agreement. (ESPN LA)
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