After hitting a snag in trade talks over the weekend between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers, they appear to be right back on again. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics and the Clippers have resumed talks and are pushing to get a deal done today.
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are discussing possible compromises to including guardEric Bledsoe into the Kevin Garnett-Doc Rivers deal with hopes of completing an agreement on Monday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett could soon be headed to Los Angeles. (Getty Images)Discussions over a blockbuster deal reached an impasse on Saturday when Boston general manager Danny Ainge held firm that Bledsoe had to be a part of package that included DeAndre Jordan and a first-round pick, but sources say that Boston has shown a willingness to find another asset to supplant Bledsoe and complete the complicated deal, sources said.
This leaves a lot of questions for the Celtics if the deal gets done. Assuming that Deandre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe are apart of the deal, they’ll still have a lot of money dumped into a really bad team. They’ll have to pay Eric Bledsoe after someone offers him starting point guard money if they want to keep him.
Will the Celtics proceed to ship out Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo after this deal gets done? They may try to rebuild with Bledsoe and Jordan going forward. Maybe they’re thinking that they may as well tear the entire house down instead of just bits and pieces of it.
Either way, this is an interesting development. We’ll have more as the situation continues to progress.