While rumors have circulated suggesting that the Los Angeles Clippers were willing to move power forward Blake Griffin in a sign and trade for the Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard, Clippers beat writer Dan Woike says any trade involving Griffin will not be happening.
#Clippers are “definitely’ not looking to trade Blake Griffin.
The rumors of trading Griffin were pretty silly from the start. As reported earlier, the Lakers would have zero interest in assisting a Pacific division rival improve their roster, even if it did net them Griffin. Add in that point guard Chris Paul is a free agent and it just didn’t make much sense for the Clippers to make such a move.
The high flying Griffin averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and a steal per game last season, not to mention a nightly spot (or seven) on Sportscenter.
Now 24, Griffin will remain under Clippers control through the 2017-2018 season after signing a 5 year extension last season.