Former NBA All-Star forward Blake Griffin signs deal with Brooklyn Nets

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin is now part of the Brooklyn Nets.

The Six-time All-Star forward signed a deal with the team for the rest of the season. The Nets used one of their veteran-minimum-contract slots on Griffin according to sources.

Griffin will now reunite with former LA Clippers teammate and Lob City partner DeAndre Jordan.

Griffin signs with the Nets

"We're fortunate to be able to add a player of Blake's caliber to our roster at this point in the season," Marks said in a statement. "Blake is a versatile frontcourt player with a long track record of success in our league, and we're excited about the impact he'll make for us both on and off the court in Brooklyn," said Nets general manager Sean Marks.

Griffin informed the GM that he was interested in playing for the Nets, who he thought needed someone to fill in the 4 position.

He and the Pistons reached a buyout agreement worth $56.5 million.

Will the Griffin experiment work in Brooklyn?

Griffin is already 31 and looks like he played out his prime already. He averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 20 games for the Pistons this season.

Brooklyn already has a solid lineup with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and the addition of James Harden earlier this season. Having Griffin will either beef up the front court or clog it depending on what Harden and Irving decides to do with the ball.

The best strategy for them is to play a lot of pick and roll to either free up the two All-Star guards for the drive or set up the bigs for a lob.

If there's one downside for this signing, Griffin shied away from his dunk-only game due to injuries sustained in the past. He leaned heavily on 3-point shots and playmaking instead.

While Lob City 2.0 will work in Brooklyn, Griffin's new play style might be harder to fit in the current system.