I'm surprised to see continued talk about a Griffin trade at all, let alone one that gains
assets for the Pistons. Folks, the Pistons made a heinously stupid mistake in trading for Griffin in the first place. Two-and-a-half-years, 62 missed games, two major injuries, and an entire wiped-out season later, nobody's going to take him on unless the Pistons pay them to do so.
Southern Piston wrote:ANyone think we get horford, the 1st, and Richardson for Griffin and Sivi, now that Doc Rivers is there
That would be a horrible trade for the Sixers, who---as it has been noted here multiple times---would be a stupendously bad fit for Griffin even if his health were not an issue at all.
Anyone that believes we could get anything of value for Griff hasn't been paying attention.
We're stuck with him for a while
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Correct. The Clippers utterly fleeced the Pistons to begin with. Nobody else was lining up to take that contract even before two more knee injuries and the worst season of his career. Meanwhile, Griffin's slow-paced, antiquated style of offense, poor off-ball utility and inability to switch on defense have made him yet more obsolete as time passes. The fact is that 2018-2019, Third-Team All-NBA Blake Griffin was not good enough to be the centerpiece of a truly successful team, and he cannot play in any way that does not
feature him as the centerpiece. And that's if he could stay healthy, and he can't. Why ever trade for a guy whom you've absolutely got to play around yet isn't a championship-winning superstar, is almost guaranteed to miss substantial time, and is paid a huge salary?
Not happening. I can't even see a fit for him on any current playoff team. They're all better off without him.
Pandev wrote:Miami could really use Blake Griffin about right now.
They’re going to need another bonafide star alongside Butler if they’re going to make it out of the East again next season.
I think all teams right on the cusp of the Finals could be on the lookout for a Blake deal.
Griffin and Butler would see severe role overlap, and Butler is more valuable. Avoiding talent overlap with expensive players is extremely important. Van Gundy ignored that maxim, but that's because he was incompetent and desperate. And I don't know why all of these trade proposals ignore the fact that he's constantly injured.
No team on the cusp of the finals will be looking for a Griffin trade. They'd need to dump useful players for a guy who can't remain healthy and doesn't fit.
Canadafan wrote:If he stays healthy and produces, maybe at 2022trade deadline we can get a 1st for him lol
Maybe the 25th-30th pick, but it would be difficult for anyone to match salaries. Anyone who did would also be bowing out of the big 2021 free-agent class for the sake of a player who could very well just end up injured the next season.
There's also the fact that if he stays healthy and produces, he'll have probably helped the rebuilding Pistons vault out of a high draft position.
The likelihood of a happy outcome for the Pistons in this situation is low.