The Los Angeles Clippers didn’t need time after the draft lottery to decide who to take with the No. 1 pick. They settled on Blake Griffin long ago. “I’d say we made the decision June 2008,” assistant general manager Neil Olshey said Wednesday. The Clippers earned the right to select the All-America forward in the June 25 draft Tuesday when they won the lottery, moving up from the third-best chance. The Clippers strategically placed pictures of Griffin on their Web site Wednesday to advertise ticket sales for next season.
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