Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin passes the ball to a teammate after scrambling for a loose ball with Charlotte Hornets forward Christian Wood during the second half of an NBA game in Los Angeles. | AP
Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Griffin from Clippers, says source
Noah Trister (Associated Press) - January 30, 2018 - 11:44am

DETROIT — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Pistons are finalizing a trade to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers.

The person spoke Monday night (Tuesday Manila time) on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. The Pistons would send forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley and center Boban Marjanovic to Los Angeles, with the Clippers also receiving draft picks. Detroit also would receive forward Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed.

ESPN first reported the deal.

Griffin is averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season, but the Clippers have been plagued by injuries and were ninth in the West standings as of Monday night.

Detroit’s playoff hopes have dipped as well. The Pistons have lost eight straight heading into Tuesday night’s game against Cleveland.

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