“He’s having a monster year,” Carlisle said. “And he’s playing at a high level. Those are usually the two ingredients that gets you in that conversation. I mean, it’s legit. It’s legit. I don’t think he’ll win it. But I think him being in the conversation is legit.”
Griffin is averaging 24.3 points per game this season, sixth-best in the NBA.
He had his string of scoring 20 points or more in a game snapped at 30 against the Mavericks, finished with 18.