Doc Rivers in now the coach the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are almost members of the Brooklyn Nets. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that a blockbuster deal between the Nets and Celtics has gotten to ‘ownership level’, meaning that the deal has been agreed upon by the teams’ respective managements and just needs ownership approval to be taken to the league for completion.
The proposed deal would send Pierce, Garnett and Jason Terry to the Nets for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, three future first-round picks, and at least one other Net player. The picks the Celtics would receive would be the Nets 2014, 2016, and 2018 picks.
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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been covering prospects that may be available for the Celtics to select in tonight’s NBA draft. With the Celtics future up in the air, the team is looking to add talent that can blossom into an NBA player for the team, or develop into an asset the team can use in a trade.
The Celtics own the NBA’s 16th pick. Let’s quickly recap who we believe could be available for the Celtics when they draft:
Dieng is an athletic 6’11” center from Louisville who hustles on defense and has a decent stroke from mid-range. The knock on Dieng is that he’s already 23, so room for him to develop is more limited than a lot of other players in the draft. The Celtics need a center and Dieng would be a solid option for them, maybe even a starter on the right team, just don’t expect him to blossom into a star.
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Yesterday evening ESPN reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks are both interested in acquiring Celtics veteran Paul Pierce. It is believed that if Pierce is bought out by the Celtics, he would have no interest in signing with either team. The Celtics want a 1st round pick in return for Pierce. Danny Ainge has the choice to buy out Pierce for 5 million if his option is not picked up by June 30th. If Pierce is bought out, the move would save the Celtics around $11 million.
Sources believe that the Celtics are working with Pierce to get him to a favorable destination with a chance to contend for another title. Back in Boston, Celtics GM, Danny Ainge, recently started the teams rebuilding process when he let coach Doc Rivers out of his contract to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers compensated the Celtics with a 2015 first round draft pick. The Celtics also have the future of Kevin Garnett, which other teams have expressed interested in acquiring, to decide. Last week a proposed DeAndre Jordan for Kevin Garnett trade fell through.
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After weeks of wondering what the future of the Boston Celtics would look like, and the recent on-and-off discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers, the new era of the Celtics begins.
According to multiple sources, including ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan and Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Doc Rivers and the Clippers have agreed to send an unprotected 2015 first round draft pick to the Celtics in exchange for Boston releasing Rivers from the three years remaining on his five-year, $35 million dollar contract. The Clippers will then sign Rivers for an identical three years, $21 million. Continue reading Celtics Start Rebuilding, Give Doc Rivers to the Clippers »
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Multiple sources have reported that trade talks between the Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers have resumed after previously being called off because of Boston’s steep asking price. The Clippers contacted the Celtics Thursday afternoon to revive negotiations.
Discussions reportedly ended yesterday after news of a potential mega-deal emerged over the weekend. Ultimately the two sides could not agree on terms regarding the inclusion of Eric Bledsoe or similar compensation. The original deal involved Bledsoe, center DeAndre Jordan and swingman Caron Butler for Celtics’ head coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett. It is thought that Paul Pierce would follow Doc and KG to L.A. Continue reading Report: Celtics and Clippers Revive Trade Talks »
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According to a source from Boston Globe, Doc River’s ‘dream scenario’ is to coach Kevin Garnett on the Los Angeles Clippers next season. The Celtics currently have Rivers locked up for three more years at $21 million, and Garnett under contract for the next two.
This afternoon, multiple media outlets reported that the Celtics and Clippers are engaged in discussions of a trade that would send Rivers, Garnett, and Paul Pierce to LA, for a deal built around DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler and draft picks. The Clippers are reluctant to include Bledsoe in any such deal, and his exclusion could derail the talks entirely.
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ESPN is reporting that sources close to Doc Rivers say that the Celtics coach thinks it “might be time for a change”, in regards to his relationship with the club. Rivers has been non-committal about his coaching future over the last several weeks following the Celtics first round playoff exit. Rivers has been around the team as they evaluate players for the upcoming NBA Draft.
The obvious reason for Rivers uncertainty regarding his future most surely comes from his close relationship with stars, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Pierce’s future with the Celtics is murky given that only $5 million of his $15 million contract is guaranteed for next season. The Celtics don’t appear to be close to championship contention with the way the team is currently constructed, and many think it might be time for the Celtics to move on from the Pierce era.
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