Reports: Pistons trade for Blake Griffin

LA Clippers, Blake Griffins
LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) goes to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The Clippers won 112-103.

UNDATED (WOOD) — The Pistons have made a deal that will bring forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers to Detroit, multiple media outlets are reporting.

Citing anonymous sources with “firsthand knowledge of the situation,” the Detroit Free Press says the Pistons are trading Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and a first- and second-round draft pick in exchange for Griffin.

The Associated Press is reporting that while the details of the deal were still being finalized, the Pistons would also get Brice Johnson, a forward, and Willie Reed, a center.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the trade, which had not yet been officially announced as of Monday night. Wojnarowski cited NBA sources in saying talks started nearly a week ago.

Griffin, 28, has been with the Clippers since 2010. Though he has struggled with injuries, he has a career average of 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game — better stats than any of the Pistons involved the trade.

In a Monday night Instagram post, Harris thanked Detroit fans for their support and said he was “excited to start a new chapter.”