Clippers Bench Keeping Griffin Healthy
Having such a deep bench has not only benefited the Clippers in wearing down their opponents, but it also has allowed the team to cut down its starters’ minutes.
Blake Griffin, for one, already has seen how his body has reacted to playing fewer minutes.
“You can just tell the next day,” Griffin said Monday. “The difference between playing 28 minutes and 38 minutes is tremendous on your body. That’s something I’ve never really experienced.”
“I just remember my first year, after the All-Star break, just being dead tired,” Griffin said. “And it was my first year. I didn’t really know what to expect.”