Griffin, who has been dealing with a troublesome left knee, did not play in the regular-season finale Wednesday when Detroit wrapped up a playoff spot by winning at New York.
The NBA playoffs start Saturday, but Detroit opens its series against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night. The extra rest was a bit of a break for the Pistons, who also get two days off before Games 2 and 3.
Griffin played 75 games this season, his most since 2013-14, when he was with the LA Clippers. He averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He also made a career-high 189 3-pointers, shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc.