For now, playing overseas not an option for Clippers' Blake Griffin

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: July 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm •  Published: July 21, 2011
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“If the opportunity is right and everything fell into place,” Griffin said. “If it's a good situation I wouldn't be opposed to it. But a lot of things would have to happen and I'd have to be completely comfortable. It's hard to say, ‘Yeah, I would definitely do it.' But at the same time, I'm not going to say I would never consider it.”

New Jersey point guard Deron Williams recently became the first star to sign a contract with an international club. Williams, however, has a clause in the deal that allows him to return to the NBA as soon as the labor dispute is settled. Representatives for Bryant, the L.A. Lakers star, reportedly are in talks with the same Turkish team Williams has signed with.

Griffin said other players who have expressed interest are seriously considering it.

“I know some are for sure. And some guys will,” Griffin said. “But you've got to realize what's worth it for each individual player. Everybody's different. Everybody has different needs. I don't think the majority of guys will but for sure some will.”