Blake Griffin has just announced a trade request from the Detroit Pistons. The rumors have him landing on either the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Atlanta Hawks. The most common scenario for the Hawks have us sending Kent Bazemore, our number 8 pick, and our number 10 pick for this years draft to Detroit in return for Blake Griffin. Atlanta has shown interest in forming the big three of Blake Griffin, John Collins, and Trae Young. That would be a difficult trio to stop, but would Atlanta be giving up too much? If Travis Schlenk decides to trade for Griffin, he should try to trade away only one of our top ten picks. Blake is probably about to start the decline of his career. Is he really worth both of our picks? Another scenario includes John Collins. That might be a deal breaker if Detroit demands Collins in the trade. Collins has too much potential to trade away for an older guy like Griffin.
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