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LA Clippers deal Blake Griffin to Detroit Pistons

LA Clippers deal Blake Griffin to Detroit Pistons

He has struggled with injuries over the past few years. And quite frankly, the Los Angeles Clippers could have gotten much more for their star power forward. With Griffin now out the door, center DeAndre Jordan could be the next one bidding farewell to Los Angeles.

Of the players going to the Clippers, Bradley is considered a good defender at guard. "I know that firsthand", he said.

On Monday, the Clippers agreed to a trade centered around sending Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round and a second-round draft pick. The Pistons will also get forwards Brice Johnson and Willie Reed.

The deal means at minimum that the Clippers have given up on this season, and may follow Griffin's trade by unloading remaining stars DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams before the February 8 National Basketball Association trade deadline.

Harris is averaging a career-high 18.1 points per game this season and making almost 41 percent of his three-point attempts, making him a highly-desirable asset should the Clippers chose to move him to a contender in the next couple weeks.

The Los Angeles Clippers on Monday traded All-Star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in arguably the biggest deal ahead of the upcoming February 8 trade deadline. According to ESPN sources, the protections on Detroit's 2018 first-round pick include spots 1-4 in 2018, 2019 and 2020, while being unprotected in 2021.

Griffin, 28, averaged a career-best 24.1 points a game in the 2013-14 season.

"I had just woken up from a nap and seen the news", James said after shootaround prior to tonight's game against the Pistons at Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit. Even with Griffin, the Clippers were unlikely to challenge the top teams in the West come playoff time.

As a rookie, he was an All-Star, won the slam dunk contest and was named NBA Rookie of the Year.

Twenty-five-year-old Tobias Harris, an all-around small-forward, is averaging 18.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and two assists per game in 48 games with the Pistons.