The stunning swap comes just seven months after Griffin signed a massive $171 million free agent deal that was supposed to cement his place as a Clipper for life. "Maybe it wouldn't have been workable; the Lakers already traded their 2018 first-round pick", Lowe wrote in a report published late Monday. This is an overwhelming number considering Griffin's injury history.
Griffin, 28, is one of five players in the National Basketball Association averaging over 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per game this season, the others being LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and DeMarcus Cousins (who's now out for the season).
As for the Clippers, Bradley and Harris will bolster their wing depth.
The Clippers saw significant struggles to open the 2017-18 regular season, and now sit on a 25-24 record.
Just a year ago the list was short, as it was only LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dirk Nowitzki (who later dropped the clause after re-working a team-friendly deal to stay with the team). He was traded to the Pistons from the Orlando Magic in 2016 before the trade deadline, and spent the last two seasons in Detroit.
The trade gives the Clippers a bit of roster flexibility as Harris and Bradley can play multiple positions.
After signing the deal, Blake said, "I want my legacy to be a Clipper".
Detroit now sits at 22-26 and the ninth seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference on Monday night.
Reed, 6-11, is in his third season out of Saint Louis, averaging 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 39 games, including five starts.
Bradley, who is known for his strong defence, has posted 15.0 points per game and is the final year of a four-year, $32-million contract. The club is likely to listen on offers for both players with picks or young players being sought after in return.
Hence, the Clippers are practically screwed after this season unless their draft pick is a top three pick and they can draft the new face of the franchise.