The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs are two of the favorite teams in the NBA. And it seems that they are disappointing their hometown and fans as both teams are in the upper half of the standings. However, trade rumors are spreading that both teams are engaged in an alleged deal that involves Blake Griffin and Pau Gasol.
Griffin, who've been a regular name in the rumor mills for the past few months, is said to be opting out with his contract with Clippers and become an unrestricted free agent after this season. And with this looming circumstances, the Clippers is considering to trade away Griffin rather than lose him in the free agency with nothing in return.
According to iTech Post, the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs are said to be in trade talks right now. Trade scenario is saying that the Clippers will send Blake Griffin to the Spurs in exchange for Pau Gasol. The rumored deal between the two forwards might happen before the February trade deadline.
The transfer to the Spurs could be the best option for Griffin at the moment as per stated in the report. The Spurs have a winning tradition under coach Gregg Popovich guidance having in the playoffs for 19 straight years and winning 5 titles in 6 six NBA Finals appearance during that span. Griffin could be winning his first title under the Spurs.
An earlier report by Mobile & Apps has also established the benefits that both teams could have by trading both forwards. Trading Gasol for Griffin will give the Spurs a perfect complement to power forward LaMarcus Aldridge inside the court. Having Griffin will also be an added defensive presence for the Spurs.
On the other hand, the Clippers could also benefit with the acquisition of Gasol. Gasol is known to be an offensive and defensive-minded player having played for the league for 15 years. His vast experience in the playoffs could also help the Clippers move to a higher level of competition.
Nevertheless, this rumor is still speculation and none of the teams involved have confirmed it.
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