Blake Griffin out up to six weeks

Maybe the Los Angeles Clippers are cursed after all. News came down today that overall number one draft pick, Blake Griffin, has broken his knee cap and could be lost for the first six weeks of the season. The Clippers needed Blake to come and produce not only to help this team win, but to use him to sell tickets. The Clippers are known as the other team that plays at LA’s Staples Center, but they hoped to change that perception by getting Griffin going early.

Griffin apparently broke his knee cap in the final Clippers exhibition game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He may have broken it on a slam sunk where he pulled up in obvious pain, regardless of how he broke it; this is a big injury for this young star, and really for this team. During the pre-season Griffin was averaging 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. That is a lot of production for this team to miss.