It's alive -- it's dead -- it's alive again -- now it's knocking down our front door. Like the zombies on the television series "The Walking Dead," the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers trade rumors just won't go away.
Now, on early Thursday morning, Yahoo Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Clippers are currently seeking ownership approval for a deal that will send center DeAndre Jordan and two first round draft picks to the Boston Celtics in return for Rivers and Garnett.
Wojnarowski didn't clarify if the Celtics would be adding a large salary like Jason Terry or Courtney Lee to the deal, but it does appear that the deal is close to being completed...as long as Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, agrees to it. Much of the decision seems to hinge on if Chris Paul resigns with the team, Wojnarowski went on to say:
The Clippers haven't pushed Paul for a firm commitment to re-sign based on the completion of the deal, but Rivers is accepting the job with a belief that the All-Star point guard has decided to stay and play for him ... "Doc is taking the job to coach Chris Paul," a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. "This isn't happening if Chris planned to leave."
The trade looks like it could be completed by tomorrow night, but with Donald Sterling you can never know how long this will drag out. Stay tuned to CelticsBlog.com all day tomorrow for updates on the situation!