Blake Griffin had a terrific rookie season in 2010-2011. He averaged 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds. But his numbers declined in each of the next two seasons. He went for 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds his sophomore campaign and 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds this past season.
Griffin has responded by averaging 24.3 points through 69 games of this, his fourth season in the NBA. His rebounding numbers – he’s averaging 9.7 – still don’t match what he did as a rookie. Then again, center DeAndre Jordan is averaging a league-leading 13.7 rebounds for the Clippers this season, and that makes it difficult for Griffin to grab 12 a game himself.
Jordan averaged 7.2 rebounds during Griffin’s rookie season.