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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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NBA commissioner David Stern put his stamp of disapproval on any trade between the Celtics and Clippers involving the head coaching services of Doc Rivers.
Stop me when you have heard this before: The proposed blockbuster deal between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics is pretty much dead.
Both teams should have known that this potential mega deal was not permitted under league rules, as they were informed as much earlier in the week, multiple league sources said. CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger first reported the news that...
In a recent radio interview with ESPN’s Collin Cowherd, NBA Commissioner David Stern spoke out against the potential trade between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers. “I would say, in the language of diplomacy, that the teams are aware that the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t authorize trades involving coaching contracts. The only consideration that can be...
For weeks we have been hearing about a potential blockbuster deal in which the Boston Celtics would send Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for DeAndre Jordan (and possibly Eric Bledsoe) along with draft picks. The Celtics would then release Doc Rivers from his contract, while he signs a new deal with the Clippers. Talks have been hot and cold for the past two...
David Stern isn’t buying that the Celtics-Clippers trade deals are legal under NBA rules.If you’ve been following the madness that has transpired over the past few days, you know of the blockbuster trade talks that have been going on between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics.The Celtics and Clippers have been discussing a deal in which Kevin Garnett would be sent to...
It all comes down to this.
Heroes are made, legacies are forged and hearts are broken in Game 7s of the NBA Finals. It's a shame they don't come around more often.
David Stern has spent 30 years as NBA commissioner, and he's only been able to see the league's ultimate event five times. The rareness of the one game, winner-take-all scenario is what makes it special...
Just when it appeared the the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers may have been once again working toward a deal, David Stern swooped in to extinguish the flames. Trade talks had reportedly heated up as of Thursday morning, thanks in part to Chris Paul’s desire to play for Doc Rivers. However, it appears the [...]
Ever since news broke last week of the Celtics and Clippers having talks to send coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles, reports have treated the situation as an all-inclusive deal. In other words, Garnett waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Clippers would be contingent upon Rivers becoming the Clips’ coach, and vice versa.
That characterization has caused trouble...
The one last thing the Celtics have to save them from Danny Ainge's lackluster effort to trade Doc and KG is David Stern.
As we posted last night, the league doesn't allow two deals to be made that are contingent on each other. It's quite obvious that this is the case with the trade that is being discussed.
The Celtics and Clippers are talking about sending Kevin Garnett...
As of now the reported Celtics-Clippers deal is off because David Stern has deemed the deal to be "against NBA rules". However, the teams are still working on it, and there is a very realistic chance that the deal ends up being finalized after being tweaked to appease the commish.
When the dust settles, there's a strong chance that the trade is still built around...