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In the wake of a collapse in talks between the Celtics and Clippers about the release of coach Doc Rivers from his contract, a source told the Herald yesterday discussions between the teams for Kevin Garnett are “probably” dead as well.
A long-proposed swap of Garnett for Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had been given second priority during the Rivers discussions. But Garnett, who has veto power over any trade, may not have many other locations he will approve. The Clippers made sense to the 37-year-old center because of his home in Malibu, and the chance to continue playing for Rivers.
Asked if this could mean a Garnett return to the Celtics for next season, the source said, “KG in Boston is a very good option.”
Boston Herald – Celts slam brakes on any Kevin Garnett deal
Are we having fun yet? Has the roller coaster ride been exciting for everyone so far this summer? While we’ve all had tunnel vision on the Docalypse, it’s been assumed that Kevin Garnett would be jettisoned with him, but according to the report above, that apparently won’t happen. Well, maybe. Probably. I mean really, should anyone be surprised by this? At this point in time, accepting any of the real time updates from “The Days of Our Green Lives” is just a waste of time. Once any of these deals are officially declared dead and buried, put the anxiety pills back on the shelf.
At this point it’s likely Danny and Doc’s press conference gets cancelled again (PLEASE no). But would you be surprised? While the Clippers have apparently “intensified” talks with Byron Scott and haven’t budged from Ainge’s offer, it doesn’t matter until it’s official either way. So sit back, take a deep breath and be prepared for a very busy week for the Celtics. The press conference SHOULD be tomorrow, the draft is Thursday and oh yeah, Pierce’s contract option is due soon. My guess is they would have liked to figure out Pierce’s situation before the draft but the way things are going we’ll all be staring at out laptops/phones/tablets all the way up through midnight on June 30th. Buckle up C’s fans, the fun is just getting started!
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Clippers intensify talks with Byron Scott | Boston Globe – Doc Rivers’ future still unclear after drama-filled week | NBA Champion Heat and runner-up Spurs face offseason questions (Sunday Notes) | Boston Herald – Filling the draft needs (shooting guards) | Filling the draft needs (power forwards) | CSNNE – Blakely: Rondo may cause Doc’s departure | Report: C’s Longabardi to take job with Suns | LA Times – Clippers have talked contract with Byron Scott and Brian Shaw | MWDN – Things getting complicated for Celtics, Rivers