Los Angeles Clippers beat writer Brad Turner reported Thursday that Griffin will meet with the Suns on Saturday.
Blake Griffin figures to be among the most sought after National Basketball Association free agents when players can begin fielding offers at midnight Saturday, but a toe injury could make teams hesitant about signing the Los Angeles Clippers superstar. Not long after reports of the Clippers trading Chris Paul to the Rockets emerged, the Celtics star was already recruiting free agent Blake Griffin. A source told ESPN’s Michael Eaves that Griffin could potentially be out until December.
Griffin notified the team last week that he will not pick up his option for next season.
A separate source told Shelburne the team believes Griffin’s toe will be healed and he’ll likely be ready for the start of the season.
In addition to possibly teaming up with Isaiah Thomas on the Celtics, the Oklahoma City Thunder are also reportedly looking to make a push for Blake.
Griffin injured his toe in the first round playoff series against the Utah Jazz. Either way, the Celtics have a lot to offer if they target him in free agency this summer.
The 28-year-old Griffin can demand a maximum five-year deal from the Clippers while he can get a four-year contract if he joins another team.