As expected, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, a five-time All-Star forward, has exercised the early termination option on his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told The Vertical.
Griffin is eligible for a $29.7 million starting salary with a new contract, which could be from a five-year, $172 million deal to stay with the Clippers or a four-year, $128 million contract with a new team.
Griffin, 28, is a cornerstone player for the Clippers, a priority for them to re-sign this summer.
Griffin is one of the elite players on the summer marketplace and one of three Clippers – along with All-Star Chris Paul and guard J.J.
Redick – who’ll become free agents.