The Clippers and Celtics have agreed upon a trade that will send Celtics coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles. Details are still being released, but it appears that in exchange for their highly acclaimed coach, Boston will receive a 2015 first-round pick. Sources have suggested that this deal will highly increase (and some have even used the word “guarantee”) the chances that Chris Paul will stay with the Clippers. -Tommy Rothman
According to sources (including ESPN and Yahoo’s famous “Woj”, the best source in the business), the Clippers and Celtics are “deep in talks” on a blockbuster trade. The trade would send Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers (who would be released from his contract so that he could sign with Los Angeles) to the Clippers. It is not yet confirmed what Boston would be getting, but reports suggest that they would get DeAndre Jordan and 2 first-round picks. Some sources say that Celtics GM reportedly wants Eric Bledsoe in the deal, which is the last hurdle to be cleared before the trade is completed. It appears that Paul Pierce may be bought out so that he can sign with the Clippers as part of the package. Again, all that we know right now is that Rivers and Garnett, and POSSIBLY Pierce, would be heading to “Lob City”. It appears that Jordan and picks will be going to the Celtics. If Boston can get Bledsoe in the package as well, this becomes a fantastic deal for the Celtics. More to come.
UPDATE: Clippers looking to keep Bledsoe so that they can keep open the possibility of packaging Bledsoe and Blake Griffin for Dwight Howard (ESPN)