Sounds like Chris Paul gave the Clippers a little nudge and told them to go get the deal done.
The long silence is coming to an end. According to Steve Bulpett's "league source," Doc Rivers will finally face the music and the press for the first time tomorrow.
Doc Rivers is coming back until he says he isn't. The trade sending him to the Clippers is dead until it isn't. But if it is off, then what?
The latest update is that the Celtics are willing to cave on the demand to dump salary on the Clippers and will instead take a second future first round pick.
We don't know what the details of the deal are, here's a brief look ahead at what the Celtics might look like next year without KG, Pierce, or Doc.
Which once again leaves both teams trying to play the "I could just walk away" card. Despite the fact that both teams are so far into this that walking away would be hard.
If the Celtics and Clippers cannot work something out between the two parties, another option might be to try to make this complex deal even more complicated. Like for instance, by including a third team into the mix.
Even if the trade doesn't go through, we might not see Doc Rivers back on the sidelines for Boston next year.
According to several reports, the trade talks have apparently "stalled." The Clippers think that the Celtics are asking for too much.
This is getting serious folks. Steve Bulpett and Adrian Wojnarowski both confirm that talks are ongoing and "deep."
Here's how a huge deal between the Celtics and Clippers could go down (if both sides were committed to getting it done).
Doc STILL has not stated his intentions, but already rumors are breaking out about what could make a move to LA happen.
So apparently Danny Ainge does have some backup plans to Doc Rivers leaving. Though they may not be the plans that we would all hope for.