Clippers and Pistons reportedly engaged in trade talks involving Blake Griffin

Avery Bradley at his first Pistons press conference via YouTube

Avery Bradley at his first Pistons press conference via YouTube

The NBA Trade Deadline is coming up fast and the Pistons have a lot of decisions to make. He's certain a core player of this Pistons squad but his availability draws into question his long-term standing in Detroit after being added in a trade with the Boston Celtics in the offseason. Talks are reportedly "serious".

That's where the Pistons come in.

Bradley has averaged 15 points, 2.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game this season in 40 games, as he's been limited at times with a groin injury. If I had to take a shot in the dark, I'd assume something like Avery Bradley, Reggie Jackson and a some young players or picks for Blake Griffin would be the framework of a deal.

According to a report from ESPN, the Pistons asking price in return for Bradley has been "significant".

His expiring contract also may have some appeal in Portland.


The Pistons moved to acquired Bradley as a replacement (and upgrade) for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but Bradley is only signed through this season. Johnson is under contract for one more season and will be a restricted free agent in 2019. The Celtics very well might be active looking for bench help at the deadline, but they won't be able to bring back Bradley. It would give them a viable backup at center and power forward - a role that Jon Leuer was slated to fill before his ankle injury in October, which led to season-ending surgery last week.

Bradley is on the final year of his contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end. His playoff experience could provide a huge boost.

Bradley will likely have many interested suitors in on the trade market.

Either way, no matter what the Pistons would be dealing, this is huge news.

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