How surprising was the Blake Griffin trade? Who got the better of the deal between the Pistons and Clippers? And who else is on the trade block? The only question left is: You in?
Coach Nick is joined by James Holas (@SnottieDrippin) discuss the surprising trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons.
Just to review here is the breakdown of the trade:
LA Clippers receive: Center Boban Marjanovic, F Tobias Harris, G Avery Bradley, Draft Considerations
Detroits Pistons receive: F Blake Griffin, F Brice Johnson, F Willie Reed
Furthermore, the crew is not quite sure who won the trade… yet. Only time will tell if this was this right move for both teams moving forward. However it is unclear what the Pistons long term plan is as they are still middle of the pack.
This proves to be an end of era in LA as the Clippers moved away from their star. They can either continue their push for the 8th spot in the West or go into rebuild mode. One thing is certain, Doc Rivers dodged a bullet when they trade Griffin. Now that the expectations have dropped, his job security has strengthened.
Plus, Lou Williams is at the top of the trading block but how will his impending free agency affect hi stock? In addition, the Cavaliers need to make a deal but who should go? JR Smith and Tristan Thompson’s contracts may be too grand to move but Kevin Love should be available.
Full details available on this week’s Bball Breakdown NBA Podcast
0:30 Blake Griffin trade
13:15 Doc Rivers job safe in rebuild
19:00 Other trade possibilities
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