Clippers Still Want Doc Rivers And Kevin Garnett
The Los Angeles Clippers are still searching for a coach as they try to find the right guy to lead the team toward a title and convince Chris Paul to re-sign with the organization. Brian Shaw and Lionel Hollins have been the two leading candidates as of late, but news came over the weekend that the Boston Celtics might be willing to essentially trade coach Doc Rivers with Kevin Garnett to the Clippers.
It looked like talks had stalled after the Celtics held firm that Eric Bledsoe be included in the deal and the Clippers declined, instead opting for revisiting the possibility of hiring Shaw or Hollins as their coach. But Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting the talks are still ongoing and the Celtics are trying to find a way to receive Bledsoe while still finding an extra asset to give to the Clippers for compensation.
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are discussing possible compromises to including guard Eric Bledsoe into the Kevin Garnett-Doc Rivers deal with hopes of completing an agreement on Monday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
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.
Source: Zach Harper, CBS Sports