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Report: Free agent, 5-time All-Star Blake Griffin to meet with Suns this weekend

Posted: 2:50 PM, Jun 29, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-29 19:38:30-04
Report: Free agent, 5-time All-Star Blake Griffin to meet with Suns this weekend

The Phoenix Suns will meet with free-agent power forward Blake Griffin this weekend, and they can offer the five-time All-Star a lot of money, according to a report.

Los Angeles Clippers beat writer Brad Turner reported Thursday that Griffin will meet with the Suns on Saturday. Turner added Phoenix has the ability to offer Griffin a 4-year, $130 million deal.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports Griffin "has strong interest" in the Suns.

The 28-year-old Griffin was the No. 1 overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA Draft, and he's played all seven of his NBA seasons with the Clippers. He's averaged 21.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game during his NBA career, and he was an All-Star selection in each of his first five seasons.

Griffin has only played in 96 regular-season games over his last two seasons due to injuries. He missed most of the Clippers' 2017 playoff series with the Jazz due to a toe injury, and he could reportedly be out of action until December  as a result of that injury.