Published: Tue, January 30, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Twitter trolls DeAndre Jordan after Clippers trade Blake Griffin to Pistons

Twitter trolls DeAndre Jordan after Clippers trade Blake Griffin to Pistons

The Clippers will receive guard Avery Bradley, forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and a first and second round pick.

With Griffin and center Andre Drummond both locked up until at least the 2020-21 National Basketball Association season, the Pistons will have one of the best front courts in the National Basketball Association for the foreseeable future.

"That was the sell", Griffin said as part of a Sports Illustrated feature on his return to Los Angeles, published in November.

It's a stunning move for a few reasons, but above all, it was such a shock because the Clippers made it clear to Griffin over the summer that he was set to be the face of their franchise forever.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first report on the deal.

Griffin, a five-time All-Star, is averaging 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists in 33 games this season.

The trade gives the Clippers a bit of roster flexibility as Harris and Bradley can play multiple positions.

Harris is enjoying the best season of his seven-year career, averaging 18.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and 40.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

First reaction to Clippers trading Blake Griffin: they literally pitched him on being Mr Clipper with a grand free agent presentation in June.

Yeah ... the man who signed a five-year, $173 million deal this offseason with hopes of remaining with the Clippers for the rest of his career got played, all for salary cap flexibility and some middling draft assets.

If any Clippers fans were wondering how much input Rivers still has when it comes to front-office decisions, they got their answer Monday night.

The Clippers saw significant struggles to open the 2017-18 regular season, and now sit on a 25-24 record.

After moving on from Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers are nearly certainly going to make other trades before the deadline.

Detroit now sits at 22-26 and the ninth seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference on Monday night.

The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, but the Los Angeles Clippers aren't waiting around.

Wojnarowski reported the Clippers could also look to deal Jordan and Williams.

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