The Vertical's Chris Mannix joined Early Edition on CSN and reported that both Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook aren't available at the moment for the Boston Celtics, but some other star players could be.
Here are the full quotes incase you missed the interview:
Mannix on Blake Griffin rumors:
"From what I've been told, I don't believe Blake Griffin is available at the moment. That could change in the coming weeks and months, but from my understanding the Celtics and Clippers have not discussed a deal anytime recently with respect to Blake Griffin."
Mannix on Russell Westbrook rumors:
"Russell Westbrook, another player who has not been put on the market at this moment. Equally as important, I don't believe the Celtics have received any kind of indication from Russell Westbrook's camp that he would be willing to re-sign there in the offseason, which I think is going to turn out to be a big sticking point. I'm highly skeptical that either one of those players, at this time, could be headed to Boston."
Mannix on more realistic trade targets:
"I think you should believe that Boston is being aggressive. The word out here in Las Vegas at the summer league is the Celtics are trying very hard to make a deal in the coming days, possibly as early as tomorrow. I don't think Westbrook or Blake Griffin are the current targets. I think you have to look at the suspects mentioned in the past, at the Bulls, at Jimmy Butler. I think you have to look again at Jahlil Okafor in Philadelphia, a guy who is very much available. I think you can even consider the possibility of Kevin Love. Those are three guys I would certainly keep my eye on in the coming weeks."
So Mannix is saying there's nothing, at the moment, to the Griffin or Westbrook rumors. But Butler and Okafor -- and even Love -- are still possibilities. That's basically what Steve Bulpett reported yesterday.
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