Sources: Clippers trade All-Star forward Blake Griffin to Pistons

The Los Angeles Clippers have traded five-time All-Star Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Clippers are also sending center Willie Reed and power forward Brice Johnson to the Pistons, who will send forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley, center Boban Marjanović and draft picks to Los Angeles, league sources said.

The trade brings Griffin — a potential MVP candidate when healthy — to an underachieving Pistons team that is 22-26 and three games behind Philadelphia for the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Griffin, who last June signed a maximum five-year, $173 million contract to return to the Clippers in free agency, averaged 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season. He is a four-time All-NBA player.

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NEW YORK - JUNE 25: Blake Griffin poses for a portrait during the 2009 NBA Draft at The WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 25, 2009 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 25: (L-R) Hasheen Thabeet, Ricky Rubio and Blake Griffin share a laugh prior to the 2009 NBA Draft on June 25, 2009 at the WaMu Theatre in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin jumps over a car while competing in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, February 19, 2011. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin is fouled by Dallas Mavericks' Elton Brand (obscured) during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) battles Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (R) for the ball during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California, December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (L) and DeAndre Jordan celebrate a basket against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California, December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) pleads his innocence to referee Bob Delaney (R) after a technical foul is called on Griffin playing against the Utah Jazz during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Dec 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) is defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (3) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 18: Blake Griffin #32 and DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers before the game against the San Antonio Spurs on December 18, 2015 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photos by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets stand on the court on December 19, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Johnny O'Bryant III #77 of the Milwaukee Bucks grabs a rebound between DeAndre Jordan #6 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on December 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots a jumper against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on November 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers look on from the bench against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 24, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Clippers defeated the Nuggets 111-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers stands for the national anthem before the game against the Toronto Raptors on November 22, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 11: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a shot against Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Dallas Mavericks in the second half at American Airlines Center on November 11, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on November 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Apr 23, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) defends Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
October 4, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) dunks the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
November 21, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) reacts with forward Blake Griffin (32) against the Toronto Raptors during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
February 2, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) moves the ball against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) looks on with center DeAndre Jordan (6) during a timeout in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 123-98. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) drives around Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first quarter at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives for the basket against LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) in the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
April 10, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) moves the ball against Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson (3) and guard James Harden (13) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
April 10, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) reacts with forward Blake Griffin (32) after scoring a basket against the Houston Rockets during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
October 30, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) controls the ball in front of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 24, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) shoots the ball over Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
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Griffin was drafted No. 1 overall by the Clippers in 2009, yet missed the 2009-10 season with a broken left knee cap. He returned in 2010-11 to earn Rookie of the Year honors, averaging 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds. In eight seasons with Los Angeles, Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Griffin hasn’t played 80 total games in a season since 2013-14 because of various injuries.

Griffin has evolved from a rebounding, interior post presence to a more perimeter-oriented player, averaging 5.7 3-point attempts this season and connecting on 34.2 percent of them.

Harris and Bradley are established high-level rotation players, and Marjanović has shown promise as a reserve big man. Harris has averaged 18.1 points and 5.1 rebounds this season. Bradley, a free agent at season’s end, has averaged 15 points and 2.4 rebounds this season. This deal could be the start of a swift rebuild for the Clippers, which could include finding a trade partner for free-agent-to-be DeAndre Jordan.

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