Pistons say Blake Griffin cleared to resume basketball activities

All-Star big man being listed as day-to-day by team

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin could soon be nearing his return to the court.

The team announced today that Griffin’s hamstring/posterior and knee soreness have been cleared by the Pistons’ medical staff and he is now allowed to participate in all basketball-related activities. While a return to the lineup has not been set, his injury recovery being monitored on a day-to-day basis by the Pistons.

Griffin has yet to suit up in a regular-season game for the Pistons in 2019-20.

Griffin was sidelined in late October to receive treatment and conditioning on his left hamstring and posterior knee soreness. Detroit is 4-5 after last night’s 122-102 home win against the New York Knicks and next visits the Indiana Pacers on Friday (7 ET, League Pass). An All-Star last season, Griffin averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists for the Pistons in leading them to the playoffs.

The Pistons also updated the status of guards Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson. Rose missed Wednesday’s nights game because of a hamstring strain and, per the team, is continuing to rehabilitate that injury. He is listed as day-to-day. As for Jackson, the stress reaction in his lower back will continue to keep him out.

Backup guard Tim Frazier also missed the game vs. the Knicks because of a right shoulder strain. He is also listed as day-to-day by the Pistons.

Jackson, who has had back problems, has only appeared in two games. Rose missed a third straight game with a right hamstring strain.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.