After Griffin's second extended morning workout, the
Griffin had pulled out of Team USA's basketball training camp for the FIBA
"It's less than a hairline and my back is not fractured. Everything is still intact," Griffin said. "I can still come out here and I can do my workouts and I can do everything I used to do. I just shouldn't be playing and practicing everyday this early."
Griffin had to weigh playing for USA Basketball until the tournament is over on Sept. 14 against not strengthening or resting his back for another long run with the Clippers.
"My whole thing is that I didn't want to go into [Clippers training] camp and put myself in a worse position," he said. "It's not that my back is broken and I'm walking around with a broken back, or I'm in so much pain.
"But if I start playing basically two months earlier than everybody else and then go through all of next season and the playoffs, then I'm probably going to put myself in a bad position. I couldn't do that."
Davis and his group from Gameshape Inc. have put together a series of core exercises to strengthen Griffin's back.
"There's no names to these exercises, so it's hard for me to describe them," said Davis, whose group also works with Clippers center
Griffin and Jordan both said they didn't follow the recent trial involving Clippers owner
With the Clippers' training camp set to start at the end of September in Las Vegas, Jordan said that now "we can focus on playing and the right things," Jordan said.
The workaholic Griffin did shut it down for about three weeks after the season was over, went to Europe for 10 days, and plans to go to Hawaii with his family in September.
Other than that, Griffin will work on his game and body.