Report: Celtics Pursuing Trade For Blake Griffin

by July 14, 2016
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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.

The Clippers have been entertaining trade talks since Griffin injured his quad in December.

More from Sporting News:

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.