The Clippers officially began the rebuilding process this week when they traded Blake Griffin to the Pistons.
Griffin was a guy who helped make the Clippers relevant in Los Angeles, and after he signed a five-year $173 million deal this summer, you thought he could end his career with the Clippers.
However, on Monday, Griffin was traded along with Willie Reed and Brice Johnson to the Pistons for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a first and second-round draft pick.
On Wednesday, Griffin revealed that he found out about the trade via Twitter.
According to Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, Griffin finding out about the trade through Twitter was wrong:
“For somebody that got that type of history with the organization, he’s the one that really started to get the Clippers on a winning path,” McGrady told TMZ Sports. Yeah, that’s very disrespectful.”
McGrady does believe that Griffin’s number 32 should be retired by the Clippers.
In reality, the Clippers started rebuilding the moment Chris Paul decided to go to Houston. No one expected the Clippers to make any noise this season.
With Griffin’s injury history, you can understand why the Clippers made the deal. Regarding the Pistons, you get a guy in Griffin who could help bring some excitement to Detroit. Also, he could help the Pistons make the playoffs.
I think it’s a good deal for both teams!