To the surprise of nobody, Danny called old friend Doc Rivers about the availability of injured Blake Griffin.
A Western source confirmed the Celtics were one of a number of teams calling the Clippers to see if Blake Griffin is, indeed, on the menu. But the result of those inquiries has thus far been that, while the Clips are listening, they have no real intention of moving the star forward.
There are conflicting rumors out there about how ready the Clippers are to deal Griffin. Some say they are done with him and want to move on while others indicate that they are only listening to calls but not serious.
However, with Thursday's trade deadline fast approaching, the team is making Griffin available, according to the New York Daily News' Frank Isola, who lists Atlanta, Boston and New York (in a swap for Carmelo Anthony) as possible landing spots. Clippers head coach and president Doc Rivers even called the Nuggets to offer them Griffin, as well as guard Lance Stephenson, in exchange for a package of Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Nikola Jokic, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
"Even though it's not imminent, they [the Clippers] are trying to get rid of Blake Griffin"— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) February 14, 2016
Doc Rivers: "Blake's ours and he's going to stay ours."— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 5, 2016