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Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby ISIAH_THOMAS » January 29, 2018, 7:36 pm

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Sources: Clippers, Pistons are finalizing a deal that would send Blake Griffin, Willie Reed for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and a draft pick. Multiple players involved have been informed
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby big_j_NY » January 29, 2018, 7:37 pm

CLIPPERS GOING FOR THE TANK?!

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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby spree#8 » January 29, 2018, 7:42 pm

big_j_NY wrote:CLIPPERS GOING FOR THE TANK?!

:o


Would be great for us, because we get the worse of ours and the Clippers second round pick.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby spree#8 » January 29, 2018, 7:44 pm

ISIAH_THOMAS wrote:Shams Charania

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Sources: Clippers, Pistons are finalizing a deal that would send Blake Griffin, Willie Reed for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and a draft pick. Multiple players involved have been informed


Tobias Harris and reportedly one first and one second round pick in addition to Bradley's expiring.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby spree#8 » January 29, 2018, 7:56 pm

Not sure if they get worse short-term though, because besides Bradley and Harris our old friend Gallinari is also getting ready to return and they were 7-3 in the last ten. Lou Williams having his career year. They are pretty deep.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby ISIAH_THOMAS » January 29, 2018, 9:14 pm

That team can still battle for a playoff spot

Cousins is out for pelicans one of there competitors
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby ISIAH_THOMAS » January 29, 2018, 9:28 pm

TAKE THAT FOR DATA
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby Koopa Troopa » January 30, 2018, 12:08 am

Doc just trading away everyone who doesnt like his son. In a year or two watch the entire roster be flipped except Austin. Already halfway there anyway
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby NewlyKnicked » January 30, 2018, 4:32 am

spree#8 wrote:Not sure if they get worse short-term though, because besides Bradley and Harris our old friend Gallinari is also getting ready to return and they were 7-3 in the last ten. Lou Williams having his career year. They are pretty deep.

You don't sent out your best player for picks to aim for the playoffs. Plus, they're also reportedly trading for Lou and DeAndre.
They def are tanking this one.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby Rusty La Rue » January 30, 2018, 4:48 am

NewlyKnicked wrote:You don't sent out your best player for picks to aim for the playoffs. Plus, they're also reportedly trading for Lou and DeAndre.
They def are tanking this one.


Exactly... they are going for the tank :clap:
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby NewlyKnicked » January 30, 2018, 9:40 am

I hope Boban gets some pt
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby spree#8 » January 30, 2018, 3:39 pm

Adrian Wojnarowski
For Clippers, three objectives with the trade were these: Stay competitive on the floor (two starters, Harris and Bradley). Get young players/draft picks and create some payroll flexibility. Organization isn't interested in bottoming out and tanking.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby big_j_NY » January 30, 2018, 4:35 pm

In other words, the same strategy Donnie Walsh "attempted" in order to enter the 2010 Lebron James sweepstakes 10 years ago.

The Clippers are going ALL-IN for Lebron.........LOL
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby spree#8 » January 30, 2018, 4:44 pm

Not sure how you get to that conclusion. We traded more draft picks away to get multiple max salary slots, while the Clips simply traded a max contract guy for two starters and a first-round pick. So I don't really get any LeBron vibes here.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby big_j_NY » January 30, 2018, 4:47 pm

spree#8 wrote:Not sure how you get to that conclusion. We traded more draft picks away to get multiple max salary slots, while the Clips simply traded a max contract guy for two starters and a first-round pick. So I don't really get any LeBron vibes here.


You haven't reading what the Clippers beat writers have been writing since the Blake trade?
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby spree#8 » January 30, 2018, 7:01 pm

big_j_NY wrote:
You haven't reading what the Clippers beat writers have been writing since the Blake trade?


Not really. Not that interested in the Clippers and I never heard of any free agent that is. :LOL:
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby NewlyKnicked » January 31, 2018, 9:16 am

spree, I can find 50 articles referencing the Clippers unchanged determination to trade both Deandre and Lou. When you're shopping your best 3 players, youre tanking. No other way around it. They can do all the lip service they want.

It's true they got nice value back from Blake but Tobias/Avery ain't at the same level. They may end up keeping both Deandre and Lou and stick to the mediocre no man's land but that'd be most likely due to lack of offers not on purpose
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby dcapodic » February 1, 2018, 7:51 am

If the Clippers were tanking for Lebron, wouldn't they want to keep Jordan and Lou Williams? What's the use of loosing all of your talent to get Lebron, then he has no one to play with? Think Knicks/Melo here :)

Lebron is not going to a "building" team. They have to either have the pieces in place, convince him they can get the pieces along with him or let him bring his own pieces as with Bosh.
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby NewlyKnicked » February 2, 2018, 6:44 am

Clippers are just messing around with the Lakers master plan. Lebron/Lou/DeAndre is not beating GSW (esp considering the rest of the roster)
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Re: Whoaa !Blake Griffin traded to the Pistons

Postby taowave » February 4, 2018, 8:28 am

The Clips looked pretty good last night.If Gallinari can stay healthy they have a decent squad..
spree#8 wrote:Not sure if they get worse short-term though, because besides Bradley and Harris our old friend Gallinari is also getting ready to return and they were 7-3 in the last ten. Lou Williams having his career year. They are pretty deep.
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