Rivers tries to end trade speculation about Griffin


Rumours have been swirling around the possibility of the Los Angeles Clippers trading Blake Griffin in the wake of his recent injuries and off-the-court trouble, but coach Doc Rivers has no plans to part with the star.

The Clippers have reportedly been fielding offers for Griffin, who has not played since Christmas Day after tearing a tendon in his quadriceps.

Griffin fractured his right hand in an altercation involving the team's assistant equipment manager Matias Testi last month and was suspended for four games for the incident. 

But Rivers strongly denied the Clippers are shopping their five-time All-Star.

"We're not trading Blake," Rivers said on Tuesday.

Griffin is averaging 23.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season.