Blake Griffin wants to play in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Anyone wondering what Blake Griffin will be doing this off-season? First, he wants to continue to work on the things that helped him finish third in the 2013-14 regular-season MVP voting.

“Still work on my shot, a lot of face-up stuff, just kind of continuing the work we did last summer,” Griffin said late last week, after the Clippers had been eliminated by the Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals.

Then, later in the summer, Griffin has other plans.

“I plan on playing in the World  Cup,” he said.

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be contested Aug. 30-Sept. 14 at four venues in Spain. There will be four pools, and USA will be in the one that includes Ukraine, Finland, New Zealand, Turkey and the Dominican Republic.