Over the last two weeks social media has been buzzing with trade speculation and some big names are reportedly on the block, including Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers.
The 27-year-old is one of the best power forwards in the game and despite missing some time last year with an injury, his presence on the court could help any team.
Being the first overall pick back in 2009 came with pressure, but the former Oklahoma star has shined since entering the league. Having averaged 21.4 points and 8.4 rebounds, one has to wonder why Los Angeles would want to trade the All Star, but reports have surfaced about his off court actions and his ability to cope with team mates while injured last year.
Griffin hasn’t had issues in the past, in fact he’s been a crown favorite with his highlight dunks and big rebounds, but after a sup-par year last season, a change of scenery could be best for him and the Clippers.
Ainge has been looking for help in the paint and another scoring option for the Boston Celtics. Adding a player of this ability would catapult this franchise into one of the best squads in the NBA and a dark horse to challenge Golden State and Cleveland for a championship.
Its not easy to acquire a player that averages over 20 points and nearly 10 rebounds for his career and even harder when that player is still in his prime, but if Boston could pull this deal off, it would generate some excitement with the fans and change the landscape of the Eastern Conference for the next five plus years.