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Blake Griffin out indefinitely after left knee procedure

Griffin will begin 'extended rehabilitation' with no timetable set for his return

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will be sidelined indefinitely after a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

Griffin has missed 19 games and been limited all season because of issues with his left knee. He had offseason surgery on the same knee in late April, which came after a 2018-19 campaign in which Griffin was the first Pistons player to post averages of 24-plus points, seven-plus rebounds and five-plus assists.

The Pistons are 13-24 after Sunday night’s road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, a game that marked Griffin’s fourth straight absence. The Pistons were manhandled in the paint that game and saw the Lakers block 20 shots — one off the franchise record set in 1982.

The six-time All-Star was averaging 15.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists over his 18 games this season.