Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

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Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Lamrock on Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:25 am

Per Woj.

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

Clippers are includig Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in the trade, league sources tell ESPN.

Sources: Protections on Detroit's 2018 first-round pick headed to Clippers -- 2018: 1-4; 2019: 1-4; 2020: 1-4; 2021: unprotected. Detroit will send a 2019 second-round pick in the trade too.

First impressions are that this is a great trade for the Clippers. Trade an injury prone star on a mammoth contract for a really nice young player in Harris, a likely late lottery pick, and filler. Sets the table for a rebuild, but if they aren't able to deal Lou and DJ also keeps them in the hunt for the 8 seed.

Pistons... they had to do something. Their season has been falling apart, and they really didn't have a direction. Now they're like a poor man's version of the pre-injury Pelicans.. I think they gave up too much for such an injury prone player, but Blake is still the best player in the deal, so we'll see I guess.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby [Q] on Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:34 am

Blake isn't as good of a go-to player as he thinks. Especially ever since he stopped dunking.
Like you said still the best player in the deal but I think Harris is pretty damn good and with Bradley they got good value out of the trade. Balmer preparing to rename the team the LA Rivers. Doc trying so hard to make Austin the star.

I'm so glad they traded Chris Paul so I don't have to root for them anymore
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Lamrock on Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:39 am

Can't wait to see the LA Rivers and the LA Big Ballers face off in the WCF for the next decade!
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:47 am

It's a stop-gap desperation move for the Pistons, but Griffin is a legit talent, even if he isn't a true franchise player. As you guys noted he's the best player in the trade, so if he's healthy he should be able to help the Pistons at least be somewhat competitive.

With CP3's departure in the offseason, it seems the writing was on the wall for the Clippers' run as a 50-win team to come to an end. Those are some solid assets in terms of blowing it all up and starting over.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Uncle Drew on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:39 pm

[Q] wrote:Blake isn't as good of a go-to player as he thinks. Especially ever since he stopped dunking.
Like you said still the best player in the deal but I think Harris is pretty damn good and with Bradley they got good value out of the trade. Balmer preparing to rename the team the LA Rivers. Doc trying so hard to make Austin the star.

I'm so glad they traded Chris Paul so I don't have to root for them anymore



If they can't resign Bradley,whose a FA after this season, the trade is nothing more than Tobias Harris + a 1st rnd pick for Griffin. Which isn't bad for Detroit, providing Blake can stay healthy.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby [Q] on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:20 pm

I was reading that the plan was to trade Blake's long term deal for shorter contracts to try to go for Lebron
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Sauru on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:24 pm

[Q] wrote:I was reading that the plan was to trade Blake's long term deal for shorter contracts to try to go for Lebron



this sounds like the guy at my work who wants to quit and trade crypto currency all day
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:57 pm

Damn 2015 and blake was locking the door to make jordan sign the deal with them along with cp3 and now dj's the only one left behind lol.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:18 pm

Just goes to show that trading for your son and giving him favourable treatment isn't a blueprint for great team chemistry. Who'd have thought?
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:06 am

Andrew wrote:Just goes to show that trading for your son and giving him favourable treatment isn't a blueprint for great team chemistry. Who'd have thought?

Happens in kids sports all the time lol
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:27 am

I did too, but I was lucky that my coach wasn't like that, and we all got along really well.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:14 am

LeBron acknowledges that it's a business, but points out the double standard

"When a player gets traded, they were doing what's best for the franchise," James said. "But when a player leaves, he's not loyal, he's a snake. He's not committed. That's the narrative of how it goes, so I definitely know that firsthand."
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby cavs4872 on Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 am

I know the Clippers likely aren't done dealing, but that's an interesting team if healthy:

Pat Bev
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Harris
Jordan

Three known defensive studs in your starting five (if that's what Doc would roll with), and then a bunch of solid contributors off the bench (Teodosic, Lou Will, Thornwell, Rivers, Dekker, Harrell, Marjanovic, etc.); kind of reminds me of when the Nuggets unloaded Anthony and they excelled for a few seasons with no clear star.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:39 am

lol no way Rivers would bench Rivers. He’s going to start alongside Bradley and be the primary ballhander, gotta give the franchise player more touches.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:58 am

[Q] wrote:LeBron acknowledges that it's a business, but points out the double standard

"When a player gets traded, they were doing what's best for the franchise," James said. "But when a player leaves, he's not loyal, he's a snake. He's not committed. That's the narrative of how it goes, so I definitely know that firsthand."


He's got a point, but context is also important. Some players have handled leaving via free agency with more dignity and class than others.

Speaking of double standards, LeBron seems to have a hot take about everything, but pouts when someone dares to have an opinion about him and his career. People like him, Durant, and LaVar Ball seem pretty ready to dish it, but unwilling to take it.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Uncle Drew on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:13 am

cavs4872 wrote:I know the Clippers likely aren't done dealing, but that's an interesting team if healthy:

Pat Bev
Bradley
Gallo
Harris
Jordan

Three known defensive studs in your starting five (if that's what Doc would roll with), and then a bunch of solid contributors off the bench (Teodosic, Lou Will, Thornwell, Rivers, Dekker, Harrell, Marjanovic, etc.); kind of reminds me of when the Nuggets unloaded Anthony and they excelled for a few seasons with no clear star.



I expect Jordan, Bradley or LouWill to be moved by the deadline. They want to clear capspace for a FA in 2019. Getting off Blake's deal was huge.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:02 am

If they bottom out and seemed destined to languish in the NBA basement, though, I'm not sure they'll have much luck attracting a marquee name.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:47 am

Andrew wrote:If they bottom out and seemed destined to languish in the NBA basement, though, I'm not sure they'll have much luck attracting a marquee name.



Even if they wanted to join a basement team, you think any big name really wants to play for Doc Rivers right now? He's kind of turning into the George Karl of the now NBA. Former Celtics have beef with him, former Clippers now (because of clear favoritism towards Austin), etc. His reputation in this league isn't what it once was.

With that being said, I would think that moving on from Doc would be a solid choice for the Clippers. Coming from a Celtics fan, I consider him one of the most overrated coaches of all time.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:57 am

For sure. There's clearly an issue with nepotism, and the laughable attempts by his other kids to defend him have just made the situation look even worse. It's going to factor into free agents' decisions, no question.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby [Q] on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:32 pm

I figured he'd go to 23 with 32 retired for Rip Hamilton
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Andrew on Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:45 pm

A chance to go back to his college number, too.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Jackal on Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:53 am

Good. Screw the Clippers. That team thought they were hot shit for not doing anything note-worthy.

Blake needs to stop whining as much as he does. Hopefully now that he's away from Doc he'll complain less. Then again, SvG isn't less of a complainer either. At least Andre is rocking it out in Detroit after a subpar year last year. Dude's playmaking has improved so much. Blake addition helps in that regard too, the Pistons don't really have any opportunity creators.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby cavs4872 on Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 am

The trade is pretty inconsequential anyway; a shakeup just for the sake of it, which is good for us fans, plus the dude looks good in a Pistons jersey (which is not unlike the Clippers').
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:33 am

Blake looks less of a ginger in that Pistons jersey, so that's a good thing.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Jackie Kong on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Wonder if Clippers offered Blake to enough teams. A deal with OKc involving Griffin and George might have been interesting.
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Re: Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit

Postby Uncle Drew on Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:30 am

Marco20 wrote:Wonder if Clippers offered Blake to enough teams. A deal with OKc involving Griffin and George might have been interesting.


OKC wouldn't make that trade. George is a SF, Griffin a PF, and at this point in their careers, George is the better player. I still don't think Detroit has enough to gain a playoff spot, even when they get Reggie Jackson back. Too many teams just ahead of them that are playing well, Philly, Indiana, Milwaukee and possibly Miami.
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