It was just announced that Blake Griffin will have surgery on his right elbow tomorrow to remove a staph infection and he will be re-evaluated after the all-star game. The type of surgery he is having usually requires about 4-6 weeks of recovery time, although the Clippers are obviously hoping for a faster time than that. The news of the surgery means Griffin will miss the all-star festivities in New York City next weekend which is bad news for fans because he knows how to put on a show with his dunks. The one person who may benefit from this is Damian Lillard because it means a roster spot just opened up for the West.


The Clippers’ leading scorer, Griffin is averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and a career-high 5.1 assists this season. The All-Star forward will miss at least three games before the Clippers determine a timetable for his return.

The long-term absence of Griffin would be a crippling blow for the Clippers (33-18), who entered Sunday in sixth place in the Western Conference standings.