Here we go again.
Clippers called Celtics today, offered a future 1st round pick for rights to coach Doc Rivers and sides near agreement, source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013
Let's see if it falls through again.
Still contract details needing to be worked out w/ Rivers and Clips, sources say. Also, "Clips need not to change their minds," source says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2013
For Doc's sake, I hope he gets final decision authority on trades as the acting GM.
#Clippers were pondering whether to offer the #Celtics a protected first-round pick in 2015. #Celtics prefer 1st-round pick in '14 draft.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) June 23, 2013
Again, #Clippers certain to offer #Celtics next week's No. 1 (No. 25 pick) or in 2015. No way will LAC part with pick in hot 2014 draft.— Mark Heisler (@MarkHeisler) June 23, 2013
Sources: Clippers, Celtics work on Rivers deal | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com
Two NBA sources told CSNNE.com that the Clippers were giving serious thought over the weekend to offering the Celtics a protected first-round pick in 2015, as compensation for Rivers. However, the Celtics' preference was for a first-round pick in next year's draft, which is expected to be among the most star-studded since the 2003 class which produced superstars like LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. The two teams are expected to spend today working out the details of the deal, and send it to the league office on Monday for approval. Another league source indicated that if the Rivers-to-the-Clippers deal goes through, talks will resume between the two sides in a separate trade that would ultimately send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers as well.