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Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
« on: February 19, 2013, 10:35:56 PM »

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--nba-trade-deadline-buzz--clippers-end-kevin-garnett-trade-talks-for-now-030112108.html


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For now, the Los Angeles Clippers have terminated talks with the Boston Celtics on a Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will remain dormant unless Clippers star Chris Paul pushes the issue with management.

Several prominent executives and coaches with championship contenders told Yahoo! Sports they believe the Clippers would become more dangerous with Garnett.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is a proponent of the deal, too, sources said.

The Celtics won't consider moving Garnett to the Clippers for any other combination of players, and won't revisit the talks unless Bledsoe and Jordan are in the package, sources said.

Boston hasn't approached Garnett to waive his no-trade clause without an agreement in place, but there's strong belief he would ultimately agree to it. What's more, Boston could simply trade Paul Pierce and leave Garnett with even less desire to finish his career with a young, rebuilding roster.
I like Marcus Smart

Re: Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 10:38:06 PM »

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Translation: a trade is imminent.
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Re: Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 10:39:37 PM »

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Translation: a trade is imminent.

yep. It sounds like the Clippers balked at including both Bledsoe and Jordan and the celtics said if you don't give us both of those guys, don't call back.

Re: Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 10:45:56 PM »

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I actually think that it is all up to CP3. If Paul wants KG, he'll get KG. Hopefully we can con as much out of the Clippers as possible should he actually want him.

I like Marcus Smart

Re: Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 10:47:11 PM »

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As they should. KG is not waiving anything other than a Celtics banner.
I moved the cheese.

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 10:53:51 PM »

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Posturing.
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Re: Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 11:16:41 PM »

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--nba-trade-deadline-buzz--clippers-end-kevin-garnett-trade-talks-for-now-030112108.html


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For now, the Los Angeles Clippers have terminated talks with the Boston Celtics on a Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will remain dormant unless Clippers star Chris Paul pushes the issue with management.

Several prominent executives and coaches with championship contenders told Yahoo! Sports they believe the Clippers would become more dangerous with Garnett.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is a proponent of the deal, too, sources said.

The Celtics won't consider moving Garnett to the Clippers for any other combination of players, and won't revisit the talks unless Bledsoe and Jordan are in the package, sources said.

Boston hasn't approached Garnett to waive his no-trade clause without an agreement in place, but there's strong belief he would ultimately agree to it. What's more, Boston could simply trade Paul Pierce and leave Garnett with even less desire to finish his career with a young, rebuilding roster.


Boston is balancing the parallel considerations of finding a way to add to its core for a playoff run, or disassembling its aging veterans to start the process of rebuilding again.
If the Celtics trade Garnett before the deadline, they would move Pierce, too, sources said. For the Celtics, the chance to get Bledsoe and Jordan could be a prelude to trying to package Pierce in a possible deal to the Atlanta Hawks for Josh Smith, sources said.
The Hawks also have discussed sending Pierce onto a third team in some previous conversations around the league. The Nets are trying to make a deal for Smith, too, and have offered Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and either a future first-round pick or the draft rights to Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic, sources said.



So if ATL gets pierce then they  plan on sending him to a 3rd team?
Or is this a typo with celtics sending pierce to a 3rd team?
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Re: Clippers end KG trade talks-for now
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