IS IT ALL HAPPENING?
Both Sixers and Nuggets have had discussions with Clippers about Blake Griffin, per league sources. @sn_nba earlier reported Nuggets talks.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 5, 2016
According to Sam Amico from Fox Sports Ohio, both the Sixers and Nuggets have reached out to the Clippers about a possible trade for Blake Griffin. In a way, trading for Griffin is the perfect move to make right now. He won’t play for the rest of the season due to injury (thus not hurting the Sixers’ lottery odds) and would help them recruit in free agency this and ensuing offseasons. But what would they have to give up? Probably Jahlil Okafor:
That move would put Nerlens Noel back at his natural center position, but the Clips wouldn’t really get a competent PF in return. If those two don’t do it (they probably won’t), you could add in Covington or one of those valuable picks the Sixers have . So far, the response is …. tepid:
@jimadair3 Okafor/Roco/LAL pick/ heat pick/ and Sixers 1st next year
— Nℹ️©️K (@N_X_M_L) February 5, 2016
@jimadair3 to not trade for Blake griffin. Do we not have enough bigs with league going small?
— JT is what they call me (@riviVonTweetSOn) February 5, 2016
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) February 5, 2016
But just try to think of a 4/5 rotation with Griffin, Noel, and a healthy Embiid. My god I’m salivating.
Kyle: I love the possibility of Griffin coming here, but I’m not convinced the Okafor-Griffin swap would be as much of a long-term win as it seems on the surface.