Blake Griffin’s talent is often overshadowed by his inconsistencies, and that is why the L.A. Clippers have been mulling over moving their All-star athlete for quite a while.
The injuries of Blake Griffin are well documented, even spanning back to his first season in the NBA where his presence was delayed for seven weeks due to a stress fracture in his knee during the team’s final preseason game.
The 6’10″ power forward’s talent is unquestionable, but the Clippers need consistency in their game to follow through with their goals, and Griffin’s extracurricular activities aren’t helping as well.
Apart from injuries, he had some suspensions too. Latest NBA trade rumors circulate that the Clippers would rather move him in exchange for some young players and early round draft picks.
Averaging 21.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, Blake Griffin will no doubt become a team magnet when he becomes a free agent in 2017. And the Clippers would rather trade their superstar rather than lose him in the free agency period.
The Chicago Bulls is rumored to be in the right position to exchange Griffin for players Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott or Bobby Portis.
The Clippers forward would be a great asset to the team that’s already powered by Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo.
If the NBA trade rumor comes true and the Chicago Bulls’ quartet including Griffin will turn out fluid on the basketball court, it may be enough to challenge the current NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers.
Could 2017 be a powerful season for the transitioning Chicago Bulls? Maybe so, if they can make this NBA trade rumor happen before the star-studded 2017 free agency season hits.
Other teams that may be interested with Blake Griffin next summer are the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Orlando Magic.
In spite of his injuries, with Blake Griffin only at 27 years of age, is it possible that the Clippers would change its mind and find ways to extend his contract in L.A.?
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