The Detroit Pistons have a new franchise centerpiece in forward Blake Griffin. Acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, Griffin had his introductory press conference as a member of the Pistons on Wednesday, still attempting to digest the news that he had been traded just months after signing a five-year, $173 million deal in Los Angeles. “Basketball is a business, the NBA is a business, and they made a decision,” said Griffin to ESPN. “The only thing I just wish I had known or had the opportunity to talk to somebody beforehand. Finding out through Twitter, through other people is a tough way to find out when you’ve been with a franchise for so long. But at the end of the day, basketball is a business, and I want to play where a team wants me. And that’s why I’m excited about being here.” The Clippers made Griffin the first-overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of the University of Oklahoma and have been his only home since. He became a five-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA Second Team performer there, also winning the 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Blake Griffin says he found out about trade via Twitter
Fanrag Sports | Feb 1