Found June 18, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
Tuesday morning, Chad Ford of ESPN.com reported the "next shoe to drop" for the Clippers following the completion of their blockbuster Kevin Garnett/Doc Rivers deal would be to acquire Arron Afflalo for Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler. I wrote about this couple weeks ago, but if LAC can strike deal with BOS, nxt shoe to drop may be Bledsoe/Butler to ORL for Afflalo — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 18, 2013 Then more shoes kept dropping in some weird insectoid scenario that seemed to make this analogy irrelevant. Namely, as has been reported just about everywhere, the Celtics and Clippers broke off conversations regarding that potential Kevin Garnett/Doc Rivers deal with the Clippers seemingly unwilling to take the financial pill of paying the rest of Doc Rivers' and Kevin Garnett's contracts. That ended a fun few days of churning the rumor mill. It also puts a wrench in that report from Chad Ford. Do not expect this to end the Ma...
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