Blake Griffin to miss start of Detroit Pistons season with knee and hamstring soreness | NBA News |

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will miss the start of the season because of hamstring and knee soreness that will be re-evaluated in the first week of November, the team announced.

Blake Griffin to miss start of Detroit Pistons season with knee and hamstring soreness | NBA News |

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Griffin earned his sixth All-Star nod last season, when he averaged a career-high 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 75 games, his most in a season since making 80 appearances for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2013-14 season.

He also expanded his shooting range, shooting 36.2 per cent from three-point range while vastly increasing his attempts (522), helping to lead Detroit to the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Blake Griffin to miss start of Detroit Pistons season with knee and hamstring soreness | NBA News |

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Griffin, 30, is entering his second full season with the Pistons after being traded from the Clippers in late January 2018.

The oft-injured big man has career averages of 21.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 604 games.

Blake Griffin to miss start of Detroit Pistons season with knee and hamstring soreness | NBA News |

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Detroit open the season with back-to-back games, playing at the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday before hosting the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

Griffin is likely to miss at least several games.

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