It seems the Los Angeles Clippers are having a firesale as they sent All-Star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons for Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley, along with first- and second-round draft picks.
The Clippers also sent Brice Johnson and Willie Reed while the Pistons shipped Boban Marjanovic to complete the trade. The NBA will still approve the deal.
But Adrian Wojnarowski, who first broke the news about the blockbuster trade, claimed that the Clippers are not done yet because they are also looking to send DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams as they are rebooting the franchise.
Chris Paul signed with the Houston Rockets this off season, which leaves the Clippers with no All-Star in the lineup.
The rebounding for Griffin, who signed a $171 million contract with the Clippers in July last year, has been down across the board this season, which is marred by injuries and concussions. He’s averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
After signing a contract, Griffin said that signing a five-year extension with the Clippers was an easy decision to make. He said that Los Angeles has been his some since he was drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
“This is the place where I want to start and finish my career,” he said. “This next chapter and next season for the Clippers and myself, I’ve never been more excited about an opportunity.”
Griffin said that Paul leaving has no bearing on his interest to stay with the Clippers. But he did signify his wish to be playing with Jordan for the Clippers for the rest of their playing days.
“He knows and he’ll know the exact same thing about how I feel about him and how much we want him to be here, to be a Clipper for life,” he said of Jordan in an interview with The Undefeated.
The Clippers and the Pistons have not yet issued a statement confirming or denying the deal.