NBA trade rumors: Wojo update - Celtics & Clippers talks off "for now"

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The blockbuster trade rumors appear to be based in reality, but things have cooled off.

If you are rooting against the team blowing up the roster, this should be seen as good news ... for now.

NBA trade deadline buzz: Clippers end Kevin Garnett trade talks – for now - Yahoo! Sports

For now, the Los Angeles Clippers have terminated talks with the Boston Celtics on a Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will remain dormant unless Clippers star Chris Paul pushes the issue with management.

While this appears to put these talks away, this could simply be posturing on both sides before a deal ultimately gets done. If Wojo is to be believed (and he's about as reliable as they come) this KG to the Clippers trade option is very, very real. It is interesting to hear the the Celtics interest described as "eager."

So you mean our franchise future hangs in the balance of Chris Paul's mood? That's kinda scary.

It also sounds like (as one would expect) if the Celtics move Kevin Garnett, they'll also be moving Paul Pierce in the oft-rumored Josh Smith deal. Wojo reports that Pierce could be headed to a 3rd team as part of the trade.

Stay tuned folks. This could get ...explosive soon. Or perhaps nothing will come of it at all. We'll see.

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