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Rumor: Clippers pulling out of Doc deal? (May be posturing)

Is the deal off? Or are the Clippers just trying to gain some leverage?

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Apparently the hangup is the inclusion of Eric Bledsoe.

L.A. Clippers, Boston Celtics in talks about Doc Rivers

The Clippers' lack of willingness to give up third-year point guard Eric Bledsoe could be a dealbreaker. They fear that they would be compromising their future by giving him up and are currently contemplating using him in a sign-and-trade that could involve forward Blake Griffin and land Lakers and free-agent-to-be Dwight Howard. Other players who are the Clippers' radar as possible upgrades by way of a trade involving Bledsoe include Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo and Indiana small forward Danny Granger.

Update - or maybe not.

Not so fast.

And now the dreaded "stalled" negotiations.

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