Found February 03, 2013 on
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The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are playing Sunday, but the most interesting news (if you can call it that) is off the court. The Sporting News is reporting that the Clippers are offering Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler in exchange for Kevin Garnett in what would be a blockbuster trade.
I'm not sure I buy this. For one thing, I can't imagine the Clippers trading Bledsoe without assurances that Chris Paul will re-sign with the club after this season.
Second, would KG approve of a trade? The Celtics star has a no-trade clause in his contract, so he could scuttle a potential deal. Or is it more likely, as ESPN's Marc Stein suggested, that the Celtics would ship Paul Pierce home to LA?
This all comes down to what Danny Ainge wants to do and if KG will allow it.
Photo: KG's Facebook.
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Sources tell Sporting News that the #Clippers have contacted the #Celtics about Kevin Garnett. Offer would include Caron Butler and Beldsoe.about 1 hour ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@SeanDeveneySean DeveneyObviously, any team can inquire about any player (“Hey Pat Riley, we’d like to inquire about the availability of LeBron James in exchange for Jason Terry?”), so this...
BOSTON It is difficult to tell when Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe is up or down because he is so quiet.
But Bledsoe acknowledged he has struggled with his confidence recently.
On Sunday against the Boston Celtics, Bledsoe played as if he wasn't having any doubts in his abilities.
Bledsoe tied his career high in points with 23 and field goals made at nine he took 15 shots....
Kevin Garnett discusses trade rumors. He says he's aware that it's a business and that Danny Ainge will do what's best for the Celtics. Worth a watch.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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As a friendly reminder, Kevin Garnett still has a no-trade clause.
This is not a complicated situation, really, which makes it rare in the world of NBA transactions — or in this case, non-transactions. As several reports noted last summer, Garnett secured his no-trade clause while taking a sizable pay cut, keeping him among a small minority of respected stars who cannot be dealt...
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According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Los Angeles Clippers are interested in trading for Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett. Apparently, the Clippers are offering Caron Butler and [...]
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Awesome round of quotes today from Celtics coach Doc Rivers, captain Paul Pierce, and center Kevin Garnett on the ongoing trade rumors that seem to pop up by the day. The most recent round of rumors have Kevin Garnett heading to Los Angeles for Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe and forward Caron Butler. What do the Celtics think of these rumors? Let's start with Doc.
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BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each had a double-double, and the Boston Celtics responded to yet another blow to their lineup with a 97-84 win Friday night over the Orlando Magic, who lost their eighth straight game.
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