Found June 20, 2013 on Celtics Life:
PLAYERS: David Stern
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Now that everyone is quite sure that the league is going to block the trade as it is since it is against the rules as constructed, the Clippers and the Celtics will have to get creative. How creative? Well, my guess was that they would do a few separate trades to evenly distribute the picks/compensation or add/subtract players from the original one to convince the league that it is a different trade. Honestly, though, any trade proposal at this point will look like nothing more than this to David Stern and the league office: So what is the plan of action? Well, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA.com: Clippers new strategy is to land Doc first, roll dice on KG/PP later, sources tell ESPN. Story with @ESPNSteinLine coming shortly — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 20, 2013 Anything to conclude soon in this craziness? Unlikely now we see something today with Cs-Clips. Just very complicated, and Game 7 about to start — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 20, 2...
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