Clippers send Blake Griffin to Pistons in 6-player deal

Avery Bradley at his first Pistons press conference via YouTube

In addition to Griffin, they've acquired center Willie Reed and forward Brice Johnson. "Maybe it wouldn't have been workable; the Lakers already traded their 2018 first-round pick", Lowe wrote in a report published late Monday.

On July 1, Griffin reached an agreement on a five-year, US$171 million deal with the Clippers, however he did not get a no-trade clause as part of the new contract.

Yes, he's played more games then anyone ever has in a Clippers uniform.

This season, he's averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games. He is shooting 45.1 percent from the field and a career-high 40.9 percent from three-point range. Harris and Bradley were starting in Detroit and it is expected that they'll be starting for the Clippers now. He told his teammates, coach Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer, "I want my legacy to be a Clipper".

They need an Avery Bradley replacement and what better of a guy than Wesley Matthews? He, in fact, will be traded twice in less than a year.

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James has seen a little bit of everything in his 16 years in the National Basketball Association, but even he can be caught off-guard on occasion. However, in the 40 games he played with Detroit, he averaged 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 31.7 minutes of action. In 2017-18, Johnson has appeared in just nine games for a struggling Clippers squad.

But if the Clippers continue to compete in the near-term, it will be in spite of this trade. Pairing Blake Griffin with Andre Drummond is a risky move, but a move that the Pistons were willing to make in order to get better now. Both teams are in a playoff race. It's a blockbuster move for the Pistons, who are scuffling to try to make the Eastern Conference playoffs, in the midst of an eight-game losing streak.

The Clippers had been fielding trade offers for both center DeAndre Jordan and guard Lou Williams earlier this season as they contemplated a potential rebuild, but took both off the trade block as they rose to sixth in the Western Conference.

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