While the Los Angeles Clippers seem to be in the midst of a lost season, a ray of light could come very soon. Power forward Blake Griffin, who suffered a sprained MCL on Nov. 27, could return to the court in two weeks. The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner reported the news on Tuesday.
Griffin's initial timetable for a return previously sat at eight weeks with the doctors and team holding a cautious approach for the franchise big man. If he could return in the next two weeks, Griffin would beat his timetable by more than a week.
When Griffin returns, he'll join a Clippers' roster that sits multiple games back of the eighth seed in the West and is already missing numerous contributors from the start of the season. In his first season without Chris Paul, Griffin saw a greater involvement in Los Angeles' scoring and established himself as the go-to player for the team.
In 19 games, Griffin averaged 18.6 shot attempts per game (he averaged 15.9 per game last year), 7.9 rebounds per game, 5.1 assists per game and 23.6 points per game. Needless to say, his return would carry a substantial impact for fantasy owners.
If the window still exists to buy low on Griffin, due it now. He can be a force on the court when healthy and given his increased usage this season with Los Angeles, he'll be a fantasy difference maker when the calendar turns to 2018.