Not even the teams involved a week prior, and surely not people around the league. The conventional intelligence was the Clippers did not want to trade Blake Griffin and couldn’t have if they'd even wanted to because he has a massive salary for a player with a long injury history.
Even Griffin was caught unaware.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018
The obstacles was not able to stop the deal. Griffin has been traded to the Detroit Pistons. As a reminder, this is how this shakes out:
The Pistons receive: Blake Griffin, Willie Reed, Brice Johnson.
The Clippers receive: Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round pick (1-4 protected this year), a second-round pick.
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