Doc Rivers says Clippers won't trade Blake Griffin before deadline

Rumors have been swirling about the Clippers possibly trading Blake Griffin in the wake of his recent injuries and off-the-court trouble.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday emphatically denied the team will deal its five-time All-Star.

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"We're not trading Blake,” Rivers said, via the Orange County Reg

ister .

Los Angeles has reportedly been fielding offers for Griffin, who is averaging 23.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Griffin hasn’t played since Christmas Day after tearing a tendon in his quadriceps. He fractured his right hand in an altercation involving the team’s assistant equipment manager, Matias Testi, last month and was suspended four games for the incident.