Surprise! Clippers Love Blake Griffin
"He's a terrific athlete, he's athletic and strong," Roeser said. "He's a terrific person, and I think any franchise would be happy to have Blake Griffin for a long time." Roeser followed this with a substantial pause, then an afterthought comment that teams will be pleased with other players, too. (As in, "we'll be happy with Blake. Y'all can be happy with Hasheem Thabeet.")
Roeser later said he has "a pretty good idea what we're going to want to do" but that he wants to sit down with owner Donald Sterling before telling the world. Roeser isn't a "basketball person" in the organization, but he made it pretty clear who the Clippers have been dreaming about. Mike Dunleavy was among the dozen NBA execs in attendance for Ricky Rubio's weekend playoff games in Barcelona, but ... it's Blake. It's Blake.