Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 2/4/13
With the good Los Angeles team in town yesterday, it was not all that surprising to see trade rumors between the Celtics and Clippers pop up. After all with one team floating right at the .500 mark and with several key veterans on their roster, and the other team in 3rd place in their Conference and seemingly one piece away from being championship contenders - they were a natural fit. However, today those rumors are being shot down. The specific deal rumored yesterday had the Celtics sending 15-time All-Star Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles for 23 year old point guard Eric Bledsoe and journeyman forward Caron Butler. If (remember I'm saying if) the Celtics intend to blow things up, this is exactly the type of deal they should be trying to make. Acquiring a young; impact player, plus salary relief (the deal would have saved the Celts $17 million dollars thru 2015), and sending one of the most highly respected players in league history to a true contender in the city he calls his off-season
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