Prior to the surgery, Griffin had posted career lows in points (15.5), rebounds (4.7), minutes per game (28.4) and shooting percentage (35 percent) in the 18 games that he appeared in on the season. However, the one player Detroit is still waiting to see play is star forward Blake Griffin, who has yet to suit up this season due to a hamstring injury. An extended absence for Griffin is the latest blow in what has been an extremely disappointing campaign for a Pistons team that entered the season with postseason aspirations. The left knee hampered Griffin at the end of last season, causing him to miss four of the Pistons’ final seven regular-season games and the first two games of Detroit’s playoff series against the Bucks. After finishing eighth in the East last year at 41–41. Both the Pistons and Griffin have had an underwhelming start to the season. pic.twitter.com/D3cfSUUciY. Griffin had surgery in the same knee over the offseason and has played in just 18 of Detroit’s 39 games this season. Griffin has been back in action for over a month now, but it appears as though that same knee is still an issue, as Griffin left the game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night at halftime due to knee soreness. Detroit Pistons star forward Blake Griffin had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee over the offseason, which resulted in him missing the first 10 games of the season.

5:32 pm ET, Pelicans, Saints owner victim of carjacking attempt, Clippers to hire Lue as new head coach, per report, Report: Rockets search down to three candidates, Report: Melo may 'want to follow' CP3 to Knicks. As the severity of the injury is not known, it's possible that the Pistons are just being cautious given how much they have invested in Griffin. Plus, Griffin still has two years and over $75 million remaining on his current contract after this season, so the Pistons have to protect their long-term interests.

Though he ultimately returned to action and appeared in 18 games for Detroit, he never quite looked like himself, as it looked like the knee was still bothering him at times. All Rights Reserved. Per the team, Griffin will now undergo an extended rehabilitation period. For now, though, the hope is that Griffin's latest knee issue is a minor one, and that he will be back in the lineup for the Pistons in short order. Griffin will likely be excluded from any trade talks, though, as it's unlikely that any team would want to acquire him -- and his contract -- while he's sidelined indefinitely following a serious surgery. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Posted: Dec 23, 2009 Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin underwent a CT Scan and MRI of the stress fracture of his left patella yesterday. The six-time All-Star underwent an MRI on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and though the results have yet to be disclosed, he has been ruled out of Monday's matchup with the Washington Wizards. He missed the team’s first 10 games and has not played since scoring 12 points on 3-of-16 shooting against the Spurs on Dec. 28.

He did not return. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: stories | The Pistons sit ninth in the Eastern Conference at 11-15, while Griffin has posted career lows in points (16.4), rebounds (4.6) and minutes (28.4) per game, as well as shooting percentage (36 percent). Instead, they're staring down the barrel of a potential rebuild. Griffin will undergo an extended rehabilitation period and there is no timetable set for his return. Blake Griffin PF, Detroit Pistons Blake Griffin said during a teleconference on Thursday that he feels "a world of difference" in his left knee. Detroit Pistons star forward Blake Griffin had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee over the offseason, which resulted in him missing the first 10 games of the season. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. 3:09 pm ET, sidelined for the remainder of the season, Pistons owner Tom Gores made it clear recently, Pelicans, Saints owner victim of carjacking attempt, Clippers to hire Lue as new head coach, per report, Report: Rockets search down to three candidates, Report: Melo may 'want to follow' CP3 to Knicks.

On Tuesday, the Pistons announced that the six-time All-Star underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his left knee.

Instead, the Pistons have to hope that with an extended rehab period Griffin will be able to return to form next season, at which point they could try to win with him, or look to trade him. the Pistons are currently tied with the Bulls for 10th in the conference with a record of 13–24.

As a result of their struggles -- Detroit is just 2-8 over their last 10 games -- Pistons owner Tom Gores made it clear recently that the organization plans to evaluate the roster leading up to the trade deadline. All Rights Reserved. The #Pistons announced today that forward Blake Griffin underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left knee. Posted: May 01, 2017 The L.A. Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin underwent a successful surgery today to repair an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe. Pistons forward Blake Griffin underwent surgery on his left knee and is out indefinitely, the team announced Tuesday. section: | slug: blake-griffin-injury-update-pistons-star-ruled-out-against-wizards-with-sore-left-knee | sport: basketball | route: article_single.us |

By the time that Griffin could even think about making a return to on-court action, Detroit will likely be very far out of the playoff picture in the East, if not eliminated entirely, especially if they trade center Andre Drummond before February's deadline as many expect them to do. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: stories |