NBA trade rumors 2016: Where Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin will be moving
Are Los Angeles Clippers planning to trade Blake Griffin? As the rumors in this regards are doing the rounds, many people are sure that this is one rumor that will materialize sooner than later.
His team management doesnâ€™t seem to be very happy with his conduct and this has been made public on numerous occasions. Despite his good show in the current season, his team has criticized his behavior and conduct on more than one occasion.
He is facing numerous injuries and this seems to have infuriated Los Angeles Clippersâ€™ management. In December he was ruled out indefinitely with a partially torn left quadriceps. Later he was again ruled out due to a right hand injury he sustained on January 23 from hitting a member of the team’s equipment staff, who was also his friend, during an argument at a restaurant in Toronto. The Clippers press release was sternly critical of the player, and indicated that further punitive action would follow.
Despite his wayward behavior he may still find many takers. There are reasons to believe that he may stay in the Western Conference, and more than one team may be interested in trading for him. It is notable that Griffin is currently injured as he has broken his hand due to punching a Clippers’ equipment manager. He is expected to remain out of action for at least two months. He’s already been out of action for about two months due to other injuries.
It is clear now that the Clippers are set to trade him before the deadline. Christian Post reported that Clipper may trade griffin to the San Antonio Spurs or the New Orleans Pelicans. Many teams in the Western Conference could benefit from having Blake Griffin on their roster and in the Eastern Conference though, a few teams could actually ink the deal without much fuss. The Blazers Edge reported that a three-team trade between the Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Cleveland Cavaliers would work for everyone. If this trade happens, the teams would end up this way: