Blake Griffin Reportedly Shipped to the Detroit Pistons in Blockbuster Deal

Welp. The first player the Los Angeles Clippers have traded is neither DeAndre Jordan nor Lou Williams, but star power foward Blake Griffin. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports Griffin (and fillers) are headed to the Detroit Pistons for a package headlined by Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, and draft picks.

Additional details on the players being exchanged by the Clips and Pistons:

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.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018

Clippers are includig Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in the trade, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018

Woj notes the first rounder headed to the Clippers is top-4 protected:

Sources: Protections on Detroit's 2018 first-round pick headed to Clippers — 2018: 1-4; 2019: 1-4; 2020: 1-4; 2021: unprotected. Detroit will send a 2019 second-round pick in the trade too.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018

The Clippers just signed Blake Griffin to a five-year, $173 million deal over the offseason — he was largely expected to be the face of the team in the post-Chris Paul era… so much for that.

Sidenote: So much for the Clippers-Rockets rivalry. It was exciting for two weeks?

Update: Blake Griffin has tweeted!

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— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018