Found June 19, 2013 on
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Surprise, talks are back on between the Clippers and the Celtics. The catalyst for those reignited conversations? Chris Paul’s desire to get it done allegedly. It’s no secret the Clippers are doing whatever they can to keep CP3 happy and ready to resign with the franchise once free agency kicks off July 1st.
The Clippers walked away from the negotiating table, balking at Boston’s asking price of DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks. The Clippers have negotiated a five-year, $35 million deal with Rivers that could be worth as much as $8 million annually with incentives, sources said. Garnett will waive his no-trade clause to be a part of the deal. The Clippers would have to pay a $3.5 million trade kicker on Jordan’s contract per Yahoo Sports.
The desire is to get a deal done before the draft next week and the start of free agency next month.
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Chris Paul is a very powerful man in Los Angeles. He has only been with the Clippers for a short while, but in that time, he has been rumored as being the one guy who was indirectly responsible for the […]
GAME BACK ON
After talks fell apart on a deal that would have brought Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Clips, discussion has reportedly reopened with a nudge from Chris Paul.
LOS ANGELES Its only an opinion, but its Kobe Bryants, so were listening.
In a radio interview on ESPNLA 710 Wednesday afternoon, Bryant spoke at length about the free agent sweepstakes that are raging in Los Angeles this summer. Asked about his teammate, Dwight Howard, and the Clippers Chris Paul, Bryant didnt mince words: "I think at the end of the day, everybody stays,...
Clippers management was thinking that two first-round picks may be a bit too much to give up for a Hall of Fame-level coach. Clippers point guard Chris Paul was thinking it wasn’t much at all.
What both sides can agree on, though, is that the Clippers — draft picks or not — are better off if Paul stays around, and that means making the deal for Celtics coach Doc Rivers happen...
So, the Clippers have narrowed their sights down to just Doc Rivers, but they’re not offering the Celtics anything to free the coach from his contract.
Sound fishy? Not if the Clippers aren’t really trying to get Rivers after all.
Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe reports that the activity surrounding a deal for Rivers is mostly a ruse meant to appease point guard Chris Paul...
No one point guard should have this much power *Kanye Voice*.
FYI: Chris Paul got involved in this Clips-Celts debacle, that's why they are talking again. Clips cannot risk CP being unhappy on July 1st.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 19, 2013
Remember never believe a deal is deal or alive until it is announced officially, until then it is all speculation.
After about a 24-hour hiatus, in which the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers broke off talks about a blockbuster deal, star point guard Chris Paul, who holds a lot of clout in the Clippers organization, basically told management to get a deal done with the Celtics.
So with a little brainstorming, restructuring, and compromise, the Celtics and Clippers went back to the drawing...
Although sources stressed that final details were still being worked out, one trade would be a straight player swap sending Clippers center DeAndre Jordan for Garnett, with the second move calling for Boston to receive two first-round draft picks as compensation for freeing Rivers from his Celtics contract.
However, ESPN.com has learned the teams will have at least one more...
For over a week now, we've been told that there was a deal on the table that would send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers in exchange for DeAndre Jordan. There was also a deal that would release Doc from his Celtics' contract to allow him to sign a similar contract with the Clippers. All this was according to sources, of course. Today, we see this in the Herald:
“Make. Up. Your. Minds.”I mean, you HAD to see this coming, right?According to several sources, including Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, talks have revived between the Celtics and Clippers which is an enormous surprise to absolutely no one.Here is perhaps the most relevant part of the deal: The Clippers reached out to the Celtics this time. This is significant, and it...
Scott Souza reported he was halfway to Waltham and got the above message. Yes, folks, it means that after announcing the press conference at 9:30 this morning and getting both CSNNE and WEEI scrambling to air it, they are now cancelling it, approximately an hour later. Could this whole thing get any worse? Please don't answer that because I have a feeling that it's about...
Did you really think that trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers were dead? As far as I'm concerned, discussions between these two teams will stay alive until the Clippers hire someone not named Doc Rivers to coach their team next season. However, I don't think these two teams would have come running back to each other so quickly had it not been for...
For weeks we have been hearing about a potential blockbuster deal in which the Boston Celtics would send Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for DeAndre Jordan (and possibly Eric Bledsoe) along with draft picks. The Celtics would then release Doc Rivers from his contract, while he signs a new deal with the Clippers. Talks have been hot and cold for the past two...
As seen in previous reports here on WOTG , the Clippers and Celtics have been engaged in lengthy trade discussions involving Coach Doc Rivers and F Kevin Garnett.* On Tuesday, those talks died. Well, after some alleged nudging from soon-to-be-FA Chris Paul, those talks are back and alive, according to YahooSports.com. The Clippers [...]