Stan Van Gundy: Blake Griffin’s injury history worth the risk

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Stan Van Gundy knows there is risk in dealing for Blake Griffin, but it’s a risk the Detroit Pistons?coach and president of basketball operations was willing to take for a franchise in need of a boost.

“Our thinking was this: The hardest thing to do in this league is to get a proven star,” Van Gundy said after Tuesday’s shootaround. “It’s just very hard to do. It’s hard to do in free agency. It’s hard to do in trades. You get very few opportunities to do it.