Last night the LA Clippers dealt their franchise superstar Blake Griffin to the Detroit Piston in a blockbuster deal and are reportedly looking to trade off the rest of their stars in the next few weeks.
The Clippers and Pistons have agreed on a deal to trade Blake Griffin for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round and a second-round draft pick, league sources tell ESPN.
Sources: Clippers will continue to pursue packages of young players and picks in talks for DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams.
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.
According to NY Times NBA writer Marc Stein the LA Clippers believe that they have a shot at getting LeBron James in the offseason with these moves.
Via Marc Stein
The Clippers clearly believe they can make it onto LeBron James’ free-agent short list come July and, according to league sources, will indeed move DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams before the Feb. 8 trade deadline if they can find workable deals to help them in that quest
While LeBron does appear to be interested in going to L.A. next season the Cllppers aren’t doing much of a job convincing him to join their team by gutting their roster.