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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 9:10 pm  |  8 responses

Clippers and Celtics Discussing Doc Rivers/Kevin Garnett Deal Again


The end of negotiations between the Boston Celtics and LA Clippers turned out to be a mere halt. According to multiple published reports, the teams are once again trying to figure out a way for Doc Rivers (who met with Celtics’ management today) and Kevin Garnett to end up on the West Coast. Per Yahoo! Sports and the Boston Globe: “With a full understanding that free agent Chris Paul wants this deal completed, the Los Angeles Clippers re-engaged the Boston Celtics on the Kevin Garnett-Doc Rivers negotiations on Wednesday afternoon, league sources said. The Clippers walked away from the talks on Monday morning, insisting that Boston’s asking price of DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks was too steep of a price for Garnett. Clippers management believed Boston would eventually come back to them out of a belief that the Celtics-Rivers relationship would be difficult to repair, but league sources told Y! Sports that Paul’s desire to play for Rivers – and with Garnett – has been a significant motivator for Los Angeles. The Clippers have negotiated a five-year, $35 million deal with Rivers that could be worth as much as $8 million annually with incentives, sources said. Garnett will waive his no-trade clause to be a part of the deal. The Clippers would have to pay a $3.5 million trade kicker on Jordan’s contract. [...] Paul, who is a free agent, apparently would re-sign a long-term extension with Rivers as Los Angeles coach. Rivers played for the Clippers during the 1991-92 season and privately believes his message may not resonate as strongly with the Celtics players after nine years.”

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  • Caboose

    Decision<Melodrama<Celters<Dwightmare

  • greg

    They still wont be a contender

  • Guest

    call me when they make it an one hour tv special

  • danpowers

    paul shouldnt worry too much about that trade. as long as he doesnt wear a thunder or a heat jersey it doesnt seem very likely that he would win a championship withing the next few years.

    maybe one day in his last years as a mercenary accepting the vets minimum to play for a contender.

  • JML-G

    they already are

  • ErnieD

    “…privately believes his message may not resonate as strongly with the Celtics players after nine years.” (players = Rondo)

    He can’t return to Boston now. Not after it’s obvious he doesn’t want to coach his players there. Celtics will have 2 first round picks this season… maybe trade them to move up, or package for a player trade. I don’t see Pierce sticking around if the trade does indeed happen, and he shouldn’t. Rebuilding while keeping them has not worked.

  • Dev

    What happened to Pierce being in this trade cus he was early on?

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