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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22258464/blake-griffin-los-angeles-clippers-talks-traded-detroit-pistons

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Clippers won this trade. When Griffin has the ball its an isolation game plan whete Griffin goes one on one with defender. When he is not in the game the ball is whipped around the court.



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Odd trade on Detroit's part and an fu from the Clippers to Griffin. Detroit hell bent to make the playoffs only to get thumped in the first round.



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Great trade for both teams Clippers get out of Blake's deal, and get some expiring contracts and picks and Detroit gets a superstar who can sell tickets in the new arena and by next yr if they put decent players around him can have a decent squad that can make noise in the playoffs

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Even though the Clippers are conceding that the team will either trade DeAndre Jordan or let him walk while not being competitive for quite a while, I think they got the better of the deal just for getting rid of that insane contract Blake Griffin signed. Clearly the Clippers were in a bit of a panic after losing Chris Paul and hoped that keeping Blake would enable them to keep DeAndre and then sign some free agents. With the team struggling for the #8 seed in the competitive as ever Western Conference, what was attainable didn't match up with ambition. Blake Griffin is a good player without a doubt, but isn't someone you can build a contender around. It's probably best to start over although no one can predict how fast that will happen. The Clippers could get the #1 pick in the 2019 Draft after going 18-64 in 2018-19, then use that potential superstar to reboot the team with some other pickups or the Clippers could end up with some 25-57 type seasons and get stuck with the #5 pick a few times. The latter scenario could see them get into a rut of futility like the Kings have been for so long or the way the Magic have been stuck in the mud ever since Dwight Howard departed in 2012.

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Maybe the start of a salary dump for the Clippers. Maybe they go after Lebron next season?



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You never know, but if the Clippers lose Jordan after already dealing Griffin, the slate will be pretty blank. I’m not sure LeBron would find it attractive.

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I don't really follow the Pistons that closely, but one thing's for sure, between Drummond and now Griffin, they have a huge chunk of their cap allotted for the next few years. I only see a downside in the injury-prone Griffin.

The local radio talk in town is that this was a desperation move by Stan VG to give the team a push towards a possible playoff berth (but an early exit, IMO). Our new owner isn't as involved in the day-to-day activities and SVG being Coach/GM goes about his business pretty much unchecked.

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Griffin might be considered a "star" player, but to me, he seems like a loser who will never win anything. Getting rid of that contract is a win for the Clip joint.



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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Griffin might be considered a "star" player, but to me, he seems like a loser who will never win anything. Getting rid of that contract is a win for the Clip joint.Blake Griffin =Dwight Howard 



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Dwight Howard got the Magic into the NBA Finals and was on some division winners. His career got off track with that move to the Lakers. He, Kobe, and Steve Nash were supposed to be the new Big 3 there, but Nash was over the hill and then hurt, Kobe got hurt late in the season, and Howard was out of sorts for whatever reason. By the time he got to Houston, he was sliding as a player and Harden was the focus. You can argue that his teams ought to have done better, but he was hardly a guy whose teams accomplished nothing. They've certainly done better than Griffin's Clippers did and his Pistons are likely to as currently constituted.

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tamalie wrote: Dwight Howard got the Magic into the NBA Finals and was on some division winners. His career got off track with that move to the Lakers. He, Kobe, and Steve Nash were supposed to be the new Big 3 there, but Nash was over the hill and then hurt, Kobe got hurt late in the season, and Howard was out of sorts for whatever reason. By the time he got to Houston, he was sliding as a player and Harden was the focus. You can argue that his teams ought to have done better, but he was hardly a guy whose teams accomplished nothing. They've certainly done better than Griffin's Clippers did and his Pistons are likely to as currently constituted.
Dwight Howard hurt his back the year before and he was never the same again 

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