Los Angeles Clippers Have No Desire To Trade Blake Griffin

Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) guards Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in the second half of game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Grizzlies won 103-93. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Per Woike:

Also told #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.

Topics: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

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  • Clippersfan4471

    Please be right about this. BG is too big an asset to let go. If we traded him for Howard then we still have to move DJ for a talented but very old Celtic? Not a good idea. Lets give DJ a chance to improve under a new coach. If the Celts won’t play ball in letting Doc go, then there are still a few good coaches out there I’d be happy to have.

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