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Report: Blake Griffin may undergo season-ending knee surgery

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Blake Griffin’s disappointing 2019-20 season could be coming to a fairly early end.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Detroit Pistons forward is set to visit a specialist this week in Los Angeles and is considering the possibility of undergoing season-ending knee surgery.

Griffin had surgery on his left knee during the offseason, but it has continued to trouble him well into the regular season. He’s played in just 18 games and hasn’t looked like himself during them, averaging 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Both of those marks would be career worsts.

The Pistons had said they weren’t considering shutting Griffin down yet, but he may make the decision for them. Considering how shaky he’s looked and how much that knee must be bothering him, it doesn’t seem like a bad decision at all. The fact that the Pistons are 13-24 and making noise about a rebuild likely doesn’t hurt either.

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