Re: Would love to have been a Fly on the Wall...DA trade talks with the Clippers ???
posted at 2/22/2013 3:20 PM EST
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As I live in SF, watching the game starting at 7:30(10:30 east coast) was not a problem. Game was in LA and the Spurs dominated winning by 26( 116-90). Paul & Griffin are not enough to bring this team a championship. If they are happy being the better team in LA and no longer the Lakers, then good for them.
I don't know if Danny tried to trade KG and PP to LAC but the LAC should have offered us the moon...a selection of any players except Paul & Griffin & tossed in some draft picks too because with KG and PP too, they had a chance to win a title !!!
From what I read CP3 went and called KG and asked him to waive his no trade to come. KG said he didn't want to leave. KG was adament about it from the start. It doesn't matter who was offered the bottom line it was KG wanting to stay in Boston. You don't find that may loyalists in sports these days. The Celtics just like the Clippers have to go forward with what they got. To me in the west SA or OKC are the teams to beat.
Definitely agree with you. KG is very different from many of the professional athletes today. He was always very loyal to Minnesota and wouldn't have asked to be traded like so many of the current NBA players. He may have won more championships if he had been traded to another NBA team when he was a few years younger.
KG may be uniquely loyal and a throwback but I think DA & C's will look back to this possible trade scenario and wish that they pressed him more to waive his no-trade.
From what I've heard the coaching staff and top Clipper players wanted to make this deal and even the C's front office liked it as well, so it's too bad that someone couldn't talk sense into KG because it benefitted him as well.
In some cases blind loyalty can be a result of fear and stubborness.
It didn't come down to KG, Clipper management and owners nixed the deal before it went anywhere ...
MP I know you heard the rumblings that Clipper management wanted CP3 to bless the deal before they went forward (they even talked about it on PTI) and that CP3 and/or Billups talked to KG about his interest after the All-star game, so don't you think it came more down to KG and his fear of change?
I get that Clipper management wants to keep Bledsoe as a back-up plan in case CP3 bolts next year but if CP3 promises to re-sign if they get KG, then I think they would be willing trade him and Jordan who won't be nearly as effective as KG in playoffs.