Good (albeit far too late) move by the Clippers.. This should've been done years ago when his value was sky high.
He isn't getting any team anywhere as the lead guy. Their chances of winning with him there were about as much as they are without him, so you might as well ship him out and start over. It's smart to the fact that the Clippers don't have that stupid contract hanging over their heads for a guy that gets them nowhere. Griffin has long been an insanely overrated player.
For the Clippers it's shedding salary to make a go-nowhere run at LeBron run next summer.
The Pistons are grasping at pointless straws with this. Griffin may put a couple more butts in the seats, but they're going nowhere with him. His salary is a giant albatross and he won't attract free agents. His chasing away of Paul with his poor attitude saw to that. Griffin is a second tier player that thinks he's a top tier player. If he was willing to take a backseat in order to let someone else lead, he would have more success. Ultimately, he won't do anything until he learns how to rebound better and play defense now and then.
The Pistons got blinded by a name and the Clippers are blinded by a false hope that they'll have a chance at LeBron.
As to this Lakers getting Jordan sentiment. It won't happen because Jordan's contract runs through next season. The Lakers won't add any money to the books that will cut into space for next summer. I'm sure the Clippers aren't done yet. My bet is the Cavs get Lou Williams and Jordan heads East to a team like Milwaukee or Indiana trying to solidify their playoff spot.