The LA Times Broderick Turner asked some anonymous NBA executives to speculate on what Danny Ainge might ask in return from the Clippers should he let Doc Rivers out of his contract:
Two executives said the first thing Ainge would want is young players such as Clippers centerDeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe, and an expiring contract such as Caron Butler’s $8-million deal.
Then Ainge would want to trade a veteran player such as 37-year-old Kevin Garnett (he has a no-trade clause) and add guards Courtney Lee and Jason Terry in the deal to the Clippers.
Ainge also would want two first-round draft picks from the Clippers, the executives said.
The Clippers are lucky Ainge isn’t demanding Blake Griffin.
Not only is Doc Rivers an excellent Xs and Os coach, but he’s a master motivator that guys want to play for. He becomes a drawing card for the franchise.
Do not underestimate the stupidity of Donald Sterling. He’s a blunder waiting to happen.
He might give Ainge everything and m...