Nobody saw this coming (not even the teams involved a week before). Griffin had inked a new $175 million contract with the Clippers last July when Los Angeles told him he would be a “Clipper for life.” But there is no loyalty in the NBA — Griffin was traded Monday to the Pistons for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first and a second round pick.
Why did Detroit go all-in on two big men? To win? To sell tickets?
For the Clippers, how fast does the rebuild come and what should be their plans going forward?
Kurt Helin in Los Angeles and Dan Feldman in Detroit, both of NBC Sports, break down the trade. They also discuss the John Wall injury and what that could mean in Washington and for the playoff race.
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