Celtics, Clippers Reportedly Talking Kevin Garnett Trade (UPDATE)

UPDATE: KG, who had previously he wants to retire a Celtic, reaffirmed on Saturday that he has no plans to swap uniforms this season:

Sources tell Yahoo! that the Celtics and Clippers have been discussing a deal to trade Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan. Obviously, plenty of barriers are in the way of getting this deal done. The Clippers’ front office is reportedly “totally against the move,” and KG would have to waive his no-trade clause. But, as Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears point out, such a trade would help L.A.’s Championship hopes this season as well as Boston’s long-term rebuilding efforts: “The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing a deal to trade forward Kevin Garnett for guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. There are differing factions within the Celtics and Clippers on the prudence of the deal, but the two teams have been in regular contact about the possibility, sources said. Nevertheless, the biggest hurdle could ultimately center on Garnett’s willingness to waive his no-trade clause and accept a deal to the Clippers. Because of his home in Malibu, and a close relationship with Clippers guard Chauncey Billups, there’s hope that Garnett, a 15-time All-Star, could be coaxed into accepting a trade if an agreement is reached, sources said. The Clippers had expressed reluctance to several teams about parting with Bledsoe until they were certain that Chris Paul would re-sign this summer to a long-term deal, sources said. The organization has become increasingly confident that Paul will stay, but every franchise decision is made within the context of how it will impact Paul, and how he feels about it. There’s strong sentiment within parts of the organization that Garnett gives the Clippers a chance to compete for a championship this season. He could spread the floor for the Clippers and open up the lane for Blake Griffin. In the short term, the re-emergence of Billups could cut into Bledsoe’s minutes the rest of this season.”