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Lawrence Frank

Blake Griffin injury leaves Clippers with one option — trade and tank

Blake Griffin injury leaves Clippers with one option — trade and tank

The expletive was loud enough to be heard from press row behind the Clippers’ basket, a shriek coated in futility and resonating with pain.

The Clipper Curse was appropriately accompanied by a Clippers’ curse.

“(Bleep!)’’ shouted Blake Griffin.

Bleep, indeed.

When Griffin hit the floor after a collision with teammate Austin Rivers on Monday night, the Clippers’ season collapsed with him.

Their best player, Griffin is out for two months with a sprained knee. Their floor leader Patrick Beverley is out for the season after knee surgery. Four of their five projected starters are sidelined. They recently lost nine straight games.

And they really, really,...

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