Originally written June 23, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Here we go, again. The Los Angeles Clippers and the Boston Celtics are nearing the completion of a deal that would allow head coach Doc Rivers to sign a deal with the Clippers in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, according to a report from Yahoo!Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Per the report: Talks started again on Sunday when the Clippers offered the Celtics a first-round pick to free Rivers from his contract with Boston, sources said. Rivers and the Clippers are working on the language of a five-year, $35 million contract, and no agreement will be in place until those details are finalized, sources said. Earlier in the week, the NBA put the kibosh on any deal involving Rivers heading to the Clippers that included a secondary deal with Kevin Garnett. The NBA cited that it would be a violation of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. The rumors of this particular deal began midseason when Steven A Smith of ESPN first reported the possibility. The Clippers fired Vinny Del Negro following their playoff exit, and it was rumored it was done to appease Chris Paul, who will be a free agent when the offseason begins. Paul is reportedly on board [...]
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