Blake Griffin has been inexplicably averaging four points less than he did last year (from 20ppg to 16ppg), but recent reports may indicate why. The young power forward is playing with a burst bursa sac in his right elbow.
The burst bursa has led to fluid build up in his right elbow, which may need to be drained in the near future. In his last game, Griffin looked to be in some pain shooting the ball, but the silver lining for Clipper fans is that surgery isn’t needed on the elbow and Blake won't need to take any time off.
Unfortunately, the injury has clearly affected Griffin’s shooting touch from the outside. Griffin is shooting 21% from outside of 10 feet and his shooting percentage from inside the paint has dropped from 73% to 65%. Look for Blake to adjust to his burst bursa eventually, but in the meantime, he’s still learning to deal with it.