Blake Griffin signs with Nets

From Nets Daily Blake Griffin is a Net. In a statement released shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, the Nets tweeted out that Griffin had signed with the team and Sean Marks issued a statement welcoming the six-time NBA all-star to Brooklyn. “We’re fortunate to be able to add a player of Blake’s caliber to our roster at this point in the season. Blake is a versatile frontcourt player with a long track record of success in our league, and we’re excited about the impact he’ll make for us both on…

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Pistons and Blake Griffin agree on buyout

From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: Six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and will become an unrestricted free agent, sources tell ESPN. Griffin, 31, has interest from most of the NBA’s top playoff contenders and is expected to make a decision on his next team after conversations with prospective teams, sources said. Finding a trade for Griffin — who was owed a remaining $36.6 million this season, and $39 million in 2021-2022 prior to the buyout — was an insurmountable challenge for the Pistons. Detroit finalized…

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Derrick Rose traded to Knicks (again)

For the second time in his career, Derrick Rose will be a New York Knick. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the Knicks would get Rose and the Pistons would receive Dennis Smith fr and draft compensation. This is the second time the Knicks made a move to acquire the former MVP. Back in 2016 they acquired Rose , Justin Holiday and 2016 second round pick from the Bulls in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and Jerian Grant. The fact that the Knicks had four point guards…

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Brooklyn Nets acquire guard Bruce Brown in deal with Detroit Pistons

From ESPN: The Detroit Pistons are trading guard Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick, sources told ESPN. The 2021 second-round pick will be via the Toronto Raptors, sources said. This is the first trade of Detroit general manager Troy Weaver’s tenure and the start of his beginning to gather assets and picks to rebuild the Pistons’ talent base. Brown, 24, is a tough, defensive-minded guard who’s expected to be a part of the Nets’ backcourt rotation. A second-round pick in 2018, Brown started 99 games in his first two NBA…

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Derrick Rose to sit out against Bulls

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose will not play tonight against the Chicago Bulls, according to Rose himself, per K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. The game is the second of a back-to-back for the Pistons and Rose will be held out for rest.

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Blake Griffin out against Wizards

Per Rod Beard of the Detroit News Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin will miss the team’s game with the Washington Wizards with knee left soreness. Mr. Beard adds that center Andre Drummond, who has been dealing with eye inflammation, is available. Drummond will likely be a game-time decision.

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DRose tells it like it is

Over the past year plus it seems that Derrick Rose has re-discovered his prodigious ability to play high level basketball. It appears that he has confidence in his body, his game and himself. Rose is averaging 15.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in just 23.5 minutes per contest. After scoring 15 of his 21 points , including the game-winner, in the fourth quarter Derrick Rose dropped this immediately after the game: No arguments here. Rumble young man, rumble.

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Blake Griffin now listed “day-to-day”

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charnia, Blake Griffin, who has yet to play in 2019-20 due to hamstring and knee issues, has been cleared to resume basketball activities and is now listed as “day-to-day.” Unfortunately for the six-time All-Star, injuries are not all that uncommon. He missed his entire rookie campaign due to a knee injury and has missed a whopping 114 games over the past 5 seasons. The hope in Detroit is Griffin can build upon his first season in the Motor City that saw him average…

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Pistons waive Joe Johnson

When Joe Johnson was signed by the Detroit Pistons after dominating Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, it showed that the 3-on-3, which is full of former NBA, players could be a viable path to get back to the Association. However that narrative may have taken a slight hit, as the Pistons waived Johnson. The 38-year old Johnson played 4 preseason games for the Pistons, and averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 in 14.8 minutes of action.

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