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Blake Griffin Traded to Detroit Pistons

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Griffin, Reed, and B. Johnson will be sent to Detroit in exchange for Harris, Bradley, Marjanovic, and draft picks.

Detroit Pistons v LA Clippers Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to trade five-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin, along with Brice Johnson and Willie Reed, to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round draft pick, and a second-round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Griffin, 28, is in the first season of a five-year, $171-million contract.

For the Portland Trail Blazers, Griffin landing in the Eastern Conference could legitimately improve their 2018 playoff chances. The Trail Blazers (27-22) are currently ranked No. 6 in the Western Conference, with the Clippers (25-24) just two games behind at No. 9. If the shakeup negatively impacts immediate wins for Los Angeles it may help Portland separate from the pack.

This is also, of course, following the unfortunate season-ending injury to DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans; the Pelicans (27-22) another playoff rival.

The Trail Blazers face the Clippers in a nationally televised game tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. PST.

UPDATE: Wojnaroswki adds that the Clippers will now re-focus on moving center DeAndre Jordan, who the Trail Blazers reportedly hold interest in.