Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

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Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby dal4018 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:08 pm

Just heard this on sports radio WFAN(NY) this is a BLOCK BUSTER TRADE!!!!!!

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Postby CID1990 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:38 am

Is that a hockey team or what?


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Postby andy7171 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:47 am

Two 9th place teams make a trade, BFD!!!
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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby dal4018 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:24 pm

CID1990 wrote:Is that a hockey team or what?


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Postby AZGrizFan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:54 pm

Seriously though. Can you imagine having to move from L.A. to **** DETROIT??

I think I'd retire first. Didn't the dude have a no trade clause? Or at least a block capability on certain cities?
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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby clenz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:38 pm

He didn’t have one. He signed a 5 year contract in July and rather than demanding a no-trade he asked for more money in his 5th year player option...he will earn 38+m in 2021-22

LA sold him in being the face of the franchise and the future of LA. He stayed in LA rather than taking other offers.


Yeah, he done **** to with that contract. But at least he’s making 33m average his next 3.5 years in Detroit. Downside for him is he will be 32 when his current dean is up and he opts out of that 5th year. Not many big deals for a 32-33 year old power forward who is really only an athletic player, not an actual skill based player.


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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby AshevilleApp » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:42 pm

I hope they prove me wrong, but this looks like a shitty trade for the Pistons.

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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby GannonFan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:59 pm

AshevilleApp wrote:I hope they prove me wrong, but this looks like a shitty trade for the Pistons.


It's a bad trade in that it does not put Detroit in a spot to legitimately play for a championship. They might make the playoffs this year, but even this trade doesn't guarantee that. And they gave up a #1 pick in this trade as well (there are trade protections if the pick falls in the 1-4 range, but it won't fall there). They would either need to be able to move Griffin again (unlikely) or pick up more pieces for this to not be a bad trade. Right now, they might be the 8th best team in the East. That's a lot of money to tie up for that position with little hope, barring another move, to be any better than that.
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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby AshevilleApp » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:07 pm

GannonFan wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:I hope they prove me wrong, but this looks like a shitty trade for the Pistons.


It's a bad trade in that it does not put Detroit in a spot to legitimately play for a championship. They might make the playoffs this year, but even this trade doesn't guarantee that. And they gave up a #1 pick in this trade as well (there are trade protections if the pick falls in the 1-4 range, but it won't fall there). They would either need to be able to move Griffin again (unlikely) or pick up more pieces for this to not be a bad trade. Right now, they might be the 8th best team in the East. That's a lot of money to tie up for that position with little hope, barring another move, to be any better than that.


Like I said. ;)

If he were the final (or nearly) piece of the puzzle, I'd be okay with it. But they aren't close to contending as far as I can tell.

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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby clenz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Upon further inspection I’m not sure Blake could have gotten a no trade. A no trade requires 8 years in the league with at least the last 4 at your current team.

This is his 8th year in the league. I don’t know that would have qualified him for the no trade.

Then again he missed his true rookie season with an injury. So this was his 9th year in LA but since he didn’t play at all in 2009-2010. He was ROY in 10-11 so I’m not sure how that all actually works with a contract.


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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby dal4018 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:34 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:Seriously though. Can you imagine having to move from L.A. to **** DETROIT??

I think I'd retire first. Didn't the dude have a no trade clause? Or at least a block capability on certain cities?
Good question????

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Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:55 pm

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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby AZGrizFan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:59 pm

Ivytalk wrote:Who did the Clippers get? I would’ve held out for Dumars, Thomas, Mahorn, and Laimbeer.

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Postby 93henfan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:14 am

The NBA is still around? Impressive!

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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby clenz » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 am

Growing significantly in viewership actually.


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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby andy7171 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 am

clenz wrote:Growing significantly in viewership actually.


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While this is true, watching the NBA before the All-Star game is pretty much meaningless.
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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby GannonFan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:06 am

Ivytalk wrote:Who did the Clippers get? I would’ve held out for Dumars, Thomas, Mahorn, and Laimbeer.


They got an Avery Bradley, who may benefit from the change in scenery as he was good for Boston before this year and then has not delivered in Detroit. They also got a 1st round pick (top 4 protected). Although that pick will likely be in the middle teens so I'm not sure it's a real difference maker.
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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby clenz » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:03 am

andy7171 wrote:
clenz wrote:Growing significantly in viewership actually.


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While this is true, watching the NBA before the All-Star game is pretty much meaningless.

Any sport before the halfway point can say that.

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Re: Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston!!!!!

Postby andy7171 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:07 am

clenz wrote:
andy7171 wrote:While this is true, watching the NBA before the All-Star game is pretty much meaningless.

Any sport before the halfway point can say that.

Meh. MLB is a little different, and the players in the all-star game actually do play hard. But for the most part you're right.
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