Usually when their team trades one of its best players, that’s a sign that the organization thinks it is in its best interest to look towards the future. How far into the future is always a debate, but unless it’s a situation like the Cleveland Cavaliers moving Kyrie Irving because he requested a trade, moving a star is a great way to signal you’re about to embark on a rebuild.
When it comes to the decision to move Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers signified that they want to do something going forward. That was confirmed when word broke that the team may try to get something back for DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams.
As one report indicates, all of this could be a sign of what the Clippers want to do this summer. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, freeing up all this cash would show that Los Angeles wants to pitch itself as a potential destination for LeBron James when he hits free agency.