Clippers agree on deal to trade Blake Griffin to Pistons

31 January, 2018, 10:56 | Author: Jason Torres
  • From @DetroitPistons on Twitter

Marc Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated put the kibosh on the rumors that the Clippers trade of Blake Griffin was a long-term move aimed at trying to get LeBron James to the other Los Angeles. "Worst date of my life and he's a awful kisser". Dating back to last June, the Lakers, Rockets and 76ers have each been rumored to be making a run at James.

The NBA All-Star addressed his new reality on social media.

Finally, as much as the Pistons need Griffin's scoring and playmaking, adding a high-usage power forward to their frontcourt could have a negative impact on Drummond's production.

The Clippers drafted Griffin first overall out of Oklahoma in 2009. LA has been my home since I started in the league and I will be forever grateful to the city for embracing me and supporting me. It's a minor miracle - and a credit to coach Doc Rivers and the Lawrence Frank-led front office - that L.A.is in the playoff race.

I can't believe I went out with that guy.

LOS ANGELES CA- DECEMBER 07 Blake Griffin #32 of the LA Clippers drives on Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors during a 115-98 Warriors win at Staples Center

In the deal, the Clippers receive Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and a first- and second-round draft pick. In addition, the Clippers will send Brice Johnson and Willie Reed to Detroit.

As for Griffin's fit next to Drummond, who is a similar offensive threat as DeAndre Jordan at the center position, the two shouldn't have a problem developing chemistry.

The Pistons, losers of eight in a row, are now ninth in the Eastern Conference at 22-26.

The Clippers, of course, aren't the only team to be linked to James, who can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer.

His trade caused shockwaves in the National Basketball Association. He likely expected to remain in LA for the rest of his career.

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