Well, the trade has become official. After losing to the Cavaliers in Cleveland, they play the reigning East Champs once again, this time in downtown Detroit on Tuesday night. The Celtics very well might be active looking for bench help at the deadline, but they won't be able to bring back Bradley. However, the Pistons are sending even more to the Clippers.
The three draft picks are an enticing addition - well, at least the Cavs' first-round pick is. So, putting two and two together, I think adding Bradley to any hypothetical deal would be a starting point.
Griffin is averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 34.5 minutes per game this season.
He'll join All-Star snub Andre Drummond in what is now the best backcourt in the entire Eastern Conference.
- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 29, 2018Clippers are includig Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in the trade, league sources tell ESPN.
According to Wojnarowski, the protections on the Pistons' pick are top-4 through the 2020 season and unprotected in 2021.
Prior to being traded to Detroit, Bradley spent seven seasons in Boston after the franchise drafted him 19th overall in the 2010 Draft.
The Pistons are now in 9th place in the East, having lost their last eight games.
Bradley is making $8.8 million in the final year of his contract, so he could draw interest as a rental player before hitting unrestricted free agency in July.
The Clippers are now one game out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference and their roster is not well constructed. Fellow LA stars DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams could also be on the move.