Yesterday, the Clip Show shocked everyone with a deal that made many insiders and critics scratching their head in confusion. After paying him 5 years, $173 million dollars over the summertime, the LA Clippers decided to ship Blake Griffin, Willie Reed and Brice Johnson to the Detroit Pistons for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and a future 1st and 2nd round draft pick. Some say that the Clippers wasted all that money on a player dubbed as the next franchise leader since CP3 signed with Houston. But the way this franchise is oddly taking a major twist and turn, it seems like this is only the beginning as they are about to embark on a new franchise facelift.
Meanwhile, the Pistons have a bright future on their hands as the front court duo of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond will be giving big men in the East huge fits on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. In addition, if they are able to land another diamond-in-the-rough target in Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, the Motor City will have something to cheer throughout the second half of the season as they are just a game back of the 8th and final playoff spot in the East.
As for the Clippers, it’s safe to say the entertaining era of “Lob City” is slowly coming to an horrible ending. One of the last mohican of the “Alley Oop” movement is center DeAndre Jordan. After all the begging and pleading they did to bring him back a couple of summers ago, he along with 6th Man Of The Year candidate Lou Williams are also on the trading block as the trade deadline is slowly approaching. Jordan, who have made endless amount of memories posterizing defenders left and right was an efficient asset on both ends of the court. Besides a dismal free throw shooting campaign, he was able to make it up by becoming one of the league leaders in field goal percentage.
In LA, loyalty is key roaming in those streets. It seems like the general office at that franchise didn’t get the memo. Let’s just hope that they are ready to pay the price of another generation of winning coming to an slight end in this new age egotistic form of the NBA. In speaking of paying the price and winning, Detroit faces the Clippers on February 9 and Blake has major revenge on his mind as he is ready for the Clip Show to pay the price on letting go the double-double machine.