Clippers/Celtics Updates: Monday

The trade talks between the Celtics and Clippers aren't quite dead yet, but they also didn't move forward at all yesterday, as we detailed in a pair of posts rounding up Sunday's updates. Though the two sides have reached a stalemate for now, they continue to engage in talks and hope remains of finding an agreement, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). We'll keep tabs on today's new items right here, with any further updates added to the top of the page throughout the day:

  • The price to complete the deal may come down to the Clippers' willingness to include a second first-round pick, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.  After pushing for the Clippers to take back long-term contracts, the C's relented and have shown willingness to complete the deal for DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks. The Clippers are willing to give the Celtics Jordan and one draft pick, but are resisting a second future pick.  Boston has also dropped their pursuit of Eric Bledsoe, which could help speed things along.
  • The two sides have decided to leave the office for the evening and will reconnect tomorrow morning, league sources tell Wojnarowski (Twitter link).  

Earlier updates:

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4 thoughts on “Clippers/Celtics Updates: Monday

  1. JackParkman

    What/who are they going to supplant instead of Bledsoe. Their future 1st round picks will be in the 20’s and they don’t have another asset like him. Unless a 3rd team is involved, I’m confused.

  2. dc21892

    I understand the picks in a sense, even though they won’t be great picks, they can package then and move up if a really good player comes out of college or something. But, WTF does Jordan do for this team? He’s making way too much for an a starting C who doesn’t perform enough. Solid player, but not worth his current salary. I’d rather see Caron Butler come this way. At least his 8M is expiring. Find a way to make up the other 3 to match Garnett’s salary. Then, I’m assuming they’d buy out Pierce and by the end of this season that’s 34M off the books (just with Pierce/Garnett/Butler being gone)

    • JackParkman

      Appears the deal now is: KG for Jordan. Doc for 2 1st round picks (although the Clips only want to deal 1 pick).

      Doesn’t seem like Bledsoe is involved anymore.


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