The Clippers have agreed to a deal to send Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018
In return, the Clippers are receiving quite the package:
The Clippers and Pistons have agreed on a deal to trade Blake Griffin for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round and a second-round draft pick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018
And to complete the deal, LA is sending two players to the Motor City.
Clippers are includig Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in the trade, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018
The Pistons and Clippers are two teams going in opposite directions. If one team were to be a seller at the trade deadline, we'd probably bank on Detroit, especially considering their record of late. Detroit has lost eight straight games, and are 1-9 in their last 10 games.
But Stan Van Gundy doesn't have one rebuilding bone in his body. Which, I guess, explains why they're chasing Blake Griffin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Clippers and Pistons are engaged in serious talks on a deal centered on All-Star forward Blake Griffin, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018
Landing a superstar the caliber of Griffin would surely put the Pistons back in the playoff race in the East. Currently, they're fading by the day.
Yet, this is incredibly questionable on the Clippers end. It's not a shock that LA is selling, but a deal with Detroit surely wouldn't net much of a return as far as young, potential superstars...unless they're including Andre Drummond. By the looks of it, they aren't.
Heard it's a form of Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, a first-rounder and Boban Marjanovic to the Clippers for Blake Griffin— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) January 29, 2018
We knew Detroit would be active in trade talks, as they're looking to unload Avery Bradley and potentially upgrade at point guard in a deal around Reggie Jackson.
Yet, this would shock us all.