Report: Celtics And Clippers Close To Doc Rivers & KG Trade
I know, you can’t trade a head coach. But you can complete a deal that would trade a player, and allow a coach out of his deal, if you include compensation for both.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Celtics are in the midst of talks with the Clippers to send Kevin Garnett and the right to hire Doc Rivers as head coach for DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks.
Y! Sources: Celtics, Clippers deep in talks on blockbuster deal to send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles. http://t.co/omCv2zPr5c
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 15, 2013
Garnett will waive his no-trade clause to go to the Clippers, where he’ll be reunited with Rivers. Celtics assistant Ty Lue also will likely join them in Los Angeles, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Clippers owner Donald Sterling reportedly is prepared to pay Rivers the $7 million annual salary he currently earns with the Celtics, sources said. Rivers has three years and $21 million left on his Boston deal.
If a deal is agreed upon, Rivers will likely speak to Chris Paul immediately on his willingness to re-signing with Los Angeles, sources said.
Rivers can’t be part of a player transaction, but throwing Eric Bledsoe in might get the Clippers Rivers.
We can assume Paul Pierce would join them after being bought out by the Celtics.