Let the trades begin. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Detroit Pistons agreed to a trade Monday night that will send Blake Griffin to the Pistons.
The Clippers will receive Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a first and second-round draft pick. The Clippers are also sending Brice Johnson and Willie Reed to Detroit alongside Griffin.
Protections on Detroit’s 2018 first-round pick include 1-4 in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and unprotected in 2021.
This trade certainly sends out shockwaves around the league as many expected either Lou Williams or DeAndre Jordan to be dealt before Griffin.
With that being said according to league sources, Jordan and Williams are still being shopped and the expectation is that Jordan will definitely be dealt before the trade deadline.
The Clippers plan isn’t to go into a full re-build, but they’re looking to trade Jordan and Williams for young players and draft picks as they look to lower their salary cap for the upcoming free agencies.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018