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Who won the Blake Griffin trade?

The Los Angeles Clippers traded all-star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, and Boban Marjanovic. While the Clippers gave up an all-star, they also received draft picks for this year's and next year's draft, setting them up for a productive rebuild they sorely need. Still, the Pistons got Griffin who will work well Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson to make a legitimate run to the playoffs. Who won the trade? 🏀

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The Los Angeles Clippers signed Blake Griffin to a five-year, $171-million contract before the season, a mistake they rightfully corrected with this trade. Griffin is not the franchise player he is purported to be. He is not a cornerstone that a team can build around to win a championship, but he is really good as a second option. So instead of waiting out five years for the contract to expire without a championship, they traded him.

The Clippers got three players whose contracts either expire this year or the next, one 2018 first-round draft pick and one 2019 second-round draft pick. This frees them up to make free agent signings in the next two years, and they have pieces to throw in trades to improve the team. The Clippers now have the flexibility to build a team that can compete for titles in the future. The Clippers won this trade.

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The Pistons are going places and Blake Griffin is going to take them there. The five-time all-star brings a skillset that is a perfect fit with Detroit. He can handle the ball as a power forward, post up, pass and shoot. He can do just about anything on the court and the Pistons will appreciate that versatility as they make their playoff run in the second half of the season.

Both he and Andre Drummond are adept passers and can play off each other with Griffin making moves from the perimeter and post while Drummond operate under the basket cleaning up anything he misses. Griffin is also a great target for Reggie Jackson to throw lobs to in half court sets or on the break. The Pistons are ready to take the next step in their development with Griffin. They won the trade.

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