Guess what? We have more rumors linked to the Boston Celtics.
Don’t worry it has nothing to do with Doc Rivers or Kevin Garnett, at least not directly and that might just be the most interesting part.
While talks between the Celtics and the Los Angeles Clippers “carry on,” one report indicates that Boston may also be looking at options regarding Paul Pierce. Boston fans and NBA fans alike knew going into this off-season that the Celtics could be amongst the teams to watch this summer. However, nobody could have predicted this start.
The talks and potential blockbuster deal between L.A. and Boston has been on and off and that’s probably the most simple of the ways to describe it at. The Clippers want Rivers to coach the team, but they don’t want to budge in terms of what they will give up in return. The highest that they have gone is a second round pick — Boston isn’t the least bit interested in anything but a first rounder.
On Friday afternoon however, Yahoo! Sports reported that Rivers will no longer pursue the vacancy in Los Angeles. Fans will take that with a grain of salt until the Clippers formally hire a new coach, but it’s somewhat of a start.
Now back to Pierce. Well, according to Sam Amico of FoxSports Ohio, the Celtics veteran star has been linked to both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pierce could be bought out at $5 million, but the Celtics would like to get some value if they decide to move him.
The Cavaliers have been very open in saying that they want to acquire a scoring small forward and Cleveland would reportedly be willing to give up the 31st and 33rd picks. That report and the one linking him to the Bucks though are unconfirmed at this time.
This is another rumor that Boston fans will simply take with a grain of salt.
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