Detroit's Griffin to miss start of season

Detroit's Griffin to miss start of season
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) goes to the basket against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will begin the season without star forward Blake Griffin, whose injury issues have flared up again.

The Pistons said Tuesday that Griffin would not travel for Wednesday night’s game at Indiana and would continue a treatment and conditioning regimen for left hamstring and posterior knee soreness. He will be re-evaluated for a return the first week of November.

Griffin was mostly healthy last season until the very end, when he was limited in the playoffs. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the offseason.

First-round draft pick Sekou Doumbouya (concussion protocol) will not travel to Indiana either, and Markieff Morris (low back tightness) is questionable. Point guard Reggie Jackson (low back tightness) is probable.

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