Found June 20, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
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 board and are now very close to finalizing a deal that would send DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks to the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers would head to Los Angeles to join the Clippers, an NBA source said early Thursday morning. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, one person close to the process expressed optimism that a deal would finally be completed on Thursday before Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Clippers and Celtics, however, have to convince the league that these are two separate trades, as NBA league rules prohibit trades being dependent on each ...
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