Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

     
     

    COMMENTARY | Following early playoff exits for both teams, reports are now surfacing that the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics may be discussing a blockbuster deal.

     

    In the rumored trade, which can be found here, the Celtics would receive Blake GriffinDeAndre Jordan, Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe, with the Clippers getting Kevin GarnettPaul Pierce and even head coach Doc Rivers in return.

     

    It's hard to take a whole lot of stock in this rumor, but it's certainly interesting to think about.

     

    For the Clippers, the motivation here would have to be to keepChris Paul. Paul is a free agent this summer, and much has been made of whether or not he would want to stay if Vinny Del Negro is the head coach. Many think Paul does not want to play for Del Negro and would love to play for someone like Doc Rivers. WhileKevin Garnett can certainly still play, the Clippers would have to have huge concerns about trading away their starting power forward and center. KG could give them good production for the next year or so, but giving up a cornerstone in Blake Griffin would be hard to do.

     

    If you're the Celtics, you would have to pull the trigger on this. What better way is there to start over than grabbing a young superstar in Blake Griffin, as well as additional pieces like DeAndre Jordan andEric Bledsoe? With Bledsoe on the roster, the Celtics would also be given flexibility to shop around Rajon Rondo for additional pieces. Imagine starting new with Griffin, Jordan, Bledsoe, and whatever they would get in return for Rondo?

     

    All of this being said, it's tough to imagine that the Clippers would be willing to part with so many young pieces just to get aging veterans and a better coach. However, you have to wonder how much Chris Paul will weigh coaching in his decision. If he has told the organization that he will stay with a coach like Doc Rivers, everything changes.

     

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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    Wow! I thought Steven A. was simply looking for some attention. Could this rumor be true? 

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    Wow! I thought Steven A. was simply looking for some attention. Could this rumor be true? 


    It can't be true because NBA coaches can't be traded.

     

    S. Smith isn't reporting that Doc would actually be traded, but would sign with the Clippers in conjunction with the deal. Anyway, it's too good to be true, but one can always dream.

     

     




     

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    Wow! I thought Steven A. was simply looking for some attention. Could this rumor be true? 


    It can't be true because NBA coaches can't be traded.

     

    S. Smith isn't reporting that Doc would actually be traded, but would sign with the Clippers in conjunction with the deal. Anyway, it's too good to be true, but one can always dream.

     

     




     

     



    Doc can't sign a contract with the Clips either. He's still under contract with the Celts until 2015. That would be a breach of contract.

     

      What if The Celtics let him out of his contract?  I would do the deal even if Griffin wasn't included. Even the Clips could not be that insane!!


     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    They should discuss Netflix or Amazon.  Streaming is where it's at.  Blockbuster went through bankruptcy due to a failed model.

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    Another rumor involving Doc!

    Boston coach Doc Rivers would interest the Nets should the Celtics agree to let him out of his current contract,the source said. Jerry Sloan, whom star point guard Deron Williams recently endorsed, is a long-shot candidate.ESPN.com

    Rumors tagsBOSTON CELTICSDOC RIVERSJERRY SLOAN  |  SHARE  Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribe to HoopsHype rumors
     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    Wow! I thought Steven A. was simply looking for some attention. Could this rumor be true? 


    It can't be true because NBA coaches can't be traded.

     

    S. Smith isn't reporting that Doc would actually be traded, but would sign with the Clippers in conjunction with the deal. Anyway, it's too good to be true, but one can always dream.


    Doc can't sign a contract with the Clips either. He's still under contract with the Celts until 2015. That would be a breach of contract.



    Obviously such a move would require Boston's letting him out of his contract. Which, um, likely wouldn't be a problem if Boston itself were trying to get the deal done, and it were contingent upon Doc's signing with the Clippers. Anyway, it's the stuff of fantasy in my view, so it's all moot.

     

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    everything makes sense except the DOC RIVERS part..no way, no how is doc being traded. stern would not want to start this precedence. there are tons of coaches out there that could coach those guys like one PHIL JACKSON! NO WAY IS DOC GOING TO PICK UO AND MOVE WEST LIKE THIS. BUT YEAH, CAN C BOTH KG AND PP BEING GONE, THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR A BIT just as DA and mchale did before that litttle blockbuster. if i'm danny not considering this, less i get all those pieces. rondo and bledsoe can coexist. can u imagine rondo with blake giffin? paul would b far better with pp and kg, rr would b far better with jordan and griffin. bass and sully would thrive as well with JT and JG in this set up. this could work!

    clearly, the clips do not want to commit to BG as their cornerstone for like DH with KObe, it will tick off CP3.

     


    It's already been established trades of coaches aren't allowed by the NBA. But voluntarily allowing Doc out of his contract to sign with a willing suiter clearly is permissable. 

     

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    Smith isn't reporting anything, and Yahoo is doing an irreponsible job of floating it further. 

    It's all complete rumor. With the exception that the Clippers would obviously be a likely destination for those guys if they moved somewhere else, so there is a grain of truthful sand in there. 

     

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    They should discuss Netflix or Amazon.  Streaming is where it's at.  Blockbuster went through bankruptcy due to a failed model.




    Good one...Netflix is flying high!!!

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    When a trade of this magnitude is mentioned there has to be some smoke. Just depends on who you believe. Interesting that LA would be willing to eat to huge contracts and send the C's a center! Heck I'ld even throw in Lee and call it even.

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    Somebody said this before me, "Absurd!"

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

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    Another rumor involving Doc!

    Boston coach Doc Rivers would interest the Nets should the Celtics agree to let him out of his current contract,the source said. Jerry Sloan, whom star point guard Deron Williams recently endorsed, is a long-shot candidate.ESPN.com

    Rumors tagsBOSTON CELTICSDOC RIVERSJERRY SLOAN  |  SHARE  Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribe to HoopsHype rumors




     

    yuck yuck yuck. that does not happen. why would doc want to coach a bunch of overpaid losers? D Will, J Johnson, Wallace dude ... no way

     

     

     

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    Please keep in mind that the Clippers did not win with Griffin, Jordan, Bledsoe and Paul so we would be substituting Rondo for Paul and that's losing a lot of offense.

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    There is nothing about this proposed trade on the LA Times website.  Given the players involved, that should say something.

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    If Doc is such a draw, why would we let him go, instead of letting him draw players here?

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    While I wouldn't be surprised to see a deal for KG or PP this offseason, I cannot see both of them AND Doc headed to the Clips.  The Clips are gonna give up a core guy like Griffin for a guy(s) with 1-2 years left in the league?  Please!  They need Griifin AND a vet like KG or Pierce to help get them over the hump.  SAS is a rumour monger and he's obviously embellishing a rumour or he is remarkably out of touch with the realities of the NBA.

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    I cannot see the Clippers giving up Griffin

    However, I would do the deal without him.

    Pierce (15.3m option) and KG (11.5m) make 26.8 million. The Clippers would need to come up with around 21 million in salary to take those two players on.

    Jordan makes 11, Butler makes 8 and Bledsoe makes 2.6. That is pretty much close enough. If more cash is needed the Clippers can pick up the player option at 1.4m of Willie Green.

    They should also give us their 2014 1st rd pick.

    If Doc would prefer to coach his guys and CP3 in LA he can resign and sign with them, or the C's can work on a buyout.

     

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    The Clippers rotation would be:

    C- KG, MLE signing

    PF - Griffin, Odom (resigned)

    SF - Pierce, Hill (Barnes possibly resigned)

    SG - Crawford

    PG - Paul, Billups (resigned)

    They would need a SG, that can be who they draft. Pierce and Billups can also play some 2 guard

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    The Celtics rotation would be:

    C - Jordan, Melo

    PF - Bass, Sully

    SF - Green, Butler (T. Williams)

    SG - Avery, Lee, Terry, Crawford

    PG - Rondo, Bledsoe (T Williams)

    The team would have WAY too many guards and need another big man. Going after Al Jefferson in a sign and trade and/or 3 way deals with any ofMelo, Bass, Lee, Terry and Crawford (+ 1-2 1st rd picks) would be a great move.

     
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    Re: Rumor: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Blockbuster?

    I still think Rondo in a sign and trade for Big Al.....if we have Bledsoe?  UT needs a PG, and we have too many guards.

     

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