If the ever-ubiquitous “sources” are to believed, the Boston Celtics are close to a major deal involving Blake Griffin.
Following yesterday’s news that Boston was targeting in Russell Westbrook in trade talks, a Sporting News report revealed Griffin as the “likely target” of Celtics’ front office.
According to SN, a three-way scenario has emerged with the Kings sending Rudy Gay to the Clippers.
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The likely target for the Celtics, according to front-office sources, is Clippers forward Blake Griffin. The Clippers have been weighing trading Griffin all season , and the possibility of a three-team package involving Sacramento sending Rudy Gay to the Clippers has emerged. The Celtics would give up some number of their upcoming draft picks, but opposing front-office members say they don’t want to give up either Brooklyn pick Boston can own in the next two years.
The Clippers have 31-year-old point guard Chris Paul on hand, and league sources have said that if the Clippers move Griffin — a move that Clippers coach and front-office head Doc Rivers is reluctant to make — they will want a deal that involves draft picks and a frontline star who can keep them in Western Conference contention.