Round 3: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers to Resume Trade Talks Involving Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett

By Paul Seaver
Mark L. Baer-USA Today Sports

The saga that is quickly becoming the potential blockbuster deal between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers is reportedly back on. Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday evening that the trade talks involving Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett will go even further.

After things initially heated up this past Saturday, the first of two snags was hit, which ultimately resulted in the two sides parting ways. They resumed discussed on Monday, but once again the two sides could not reach a deal. Danny Ainge reportedly told the Boston Globe on Tuesday afternoon that the deal was “dead.”

Rivers and Ainge were reportedly meeting on Wednesday, but according to Yahoo! Sports, it was the Clippers that reached out to Boston this past afternoon. Keep in mind, that Los Angeles has been carrying on other coaching interviews, which included a four hour meeting with Byron Scott on Tuesday night. Now, the talks are resuming and once again both teams are left in awkward situations. At this point however, it’s like, make a deal or simply walk away and look for other options.

Both teams have been very stubborn in their discussions as the Clippers have refused to bring Eric Bledsoe into any potential deal. Los Angeles also refused to take on the contracts of Jason Terry or Courtney Lee. Then the two NBA organizations would not budge in terms of the number of draft picks that would be included. Basically, it’s just one big mess that at this point, and that appears ready to continue — at least from a verbal standpoint.

Things didn’t work on Saturday. They didn’t work on Monday, either. Maybe the third time is the charm here?


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