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Pistons acquire Blake Griffin in trade


The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to trade All-Star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons for a package of players and draft picks, according to multiple reports Monday.

The Clippers will receive guard Avery Bradley, forwards Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic, and first- and second-round draft picks, according to the reports. In exchange, the Pistons will acquire Griffin, forward Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed.

Griffin, averaging 22.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, is in the first season of a five-year contract valued at more than $170 million after becoming a free agent last summer.

The first pick of the 2009 draft has averaged 21.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in an NBA career riddled with injuries.

Griffin, a former rookie of the year and a five-time NBA All-Star, missed the entire 2009-10 season following surgery to repair a broken kneecap. He also missed 47 games in 2015-16 and 21 last season.

Griffin, 28, averaged a career-best 24.1 points a game in the 2013-14 season.

Harris leads Detroit in scoring at 18.1 points in 48 games this season.

Bradley has started all of his 40 games for the Pistons, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Marjanovic is averaging 6.2 points in 19 games, averaging nine minutes per appearance.

For the Clippers, Reed is averaging 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 39 games. Johnson has appeared in just nine games with an average of 1.8 points per contest.

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