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NBA Insider Has Encouraging New Injury Update For Blake Griffin

A closeup of Blake Griffin during a game.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 31: Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons looks on while playing the Dallas Mavericks at Little Caesars Arena on January 31, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 93-89. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin has not played yet this season while recuperating from offseason knee surgery. Last week, the Pistons announced he was dealing with hamstring and knee soreness.

Detroit also said it is hoping to have its star forward back in November. The latest report on the six-time All-Star is an encouraging one.

The Pistons are currently in Toronto to play the defending NBA champion Raptors, and Griffin has made the trip, even though he won't play.

Toronto Sun columnist Ryan Wolstat said Griffin was doing some work during the team's session today.

Detroit is off to a 2-2 start without Griffin, but the Pistons need their best player back if they want to improve on last season's 41-41 record, which earned the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Griffin averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game last season, adding 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest.

He was an All-NBA Third Team selection.