I mentioned this earlier today as soon as I read Lakers will not do a sign and trade of Howard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Lakers have fully resisted Clippers overtures on a sign-and-trade for Dwight Howard. "They will never do it," source with knowledge tells Y!
This means the trade should be:
Celtics: Griffin, Jordan, Butler, Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford
Clippers: KG, Pierce and (maybe)Jordan Crawford. Doc would obviously follow, but first rd picks probably wouldn't be needed anymore.
Once they waive Pierce for 5m the Clips have more than enough cap space, even with our Crawford in there, to sign Howard and Paul. Those two with KG and 1-2 mil per guys like Odom, Barnes, Billups, Willie Green and (maybe) Crawford would be pretty scary.
The big deal is that Pierce would agree to return to the Clippers for the veteran minimum (or possibly the MLE?) and only make 6-8 million next season after the buyout.