L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin will not participate in the upcoming USA Basketball Team training camps and exhibition tour this summer the team announced today.
Griffin underwent a bone marrow procedure on his left quad tendon on April 27 and has already begun the rehabilitation process with the expectation that he will be ready for the start of the 2016-17 NBA season.
The five-time NBA All-Star originally injured the quad on December 25, 2015 against the Lakers.
In 35 regular season games this season, Griffin averaged 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 33.4 minutes. In four playoff games, he averaged 15.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists.