Dec. 29, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) looks to pass the ball between Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) and center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Garnett trade discussions picking up

March 12, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett (5) are given double technical fouls during the first half of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

When Rajon Rondo went down with a torn ACL, the Boston Celtics were in dismay, but the team has gone 8-1 in the last nine games. Despite the hot streak, the Celtics are seriously beat up, as Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa are also done for the season.

The Celtics recent play silenced some of the trade rumors surrounding the team, but they are starting to pick up again. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that the Los Angeles Clippers are interested in making a deal for the Celtics’ forward Kevin Garnett.

The offer that was said to be on the table was young point guard Eric Bledsoe and veteran Caron Butler, which despite the fact that Garnett is nearing the end of his career, didn’t look particularly appealing to Boston.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of Yahoo, the two teams have recently been discussing another offer. The alleged trade would send Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan to the Celtics in return for Garnett.

This deal certainly sounds more logical for the Celtics to actually consider. Garnett does not have a lot of time left and he has even hinted at potentially retiring after this season. In return for Garnett, the Celtics would be able to start rebuilding the team with two young and promising pieces in Jordan and Bledsoe.

As for the Clippers, Garnett would give the team a huge boost going into this year’s playoffs, as he is still very capable. However, giving up two young pieces could end up hurting the team in the long run.

Garnett has a no-trade clause in his contract, and needs to agree to waive that clause in order for a deal to be possible. It was previously reported that he would only waive the clause if the move would send him to Los Angeles, because of his come in Malibu.

A couple of weeks ago it was also reported that Garnett would only agree to be traded if Paul Pierce was also moved.

Stay tuned to KJG as we continue to track the latest news, rumors and updates around the NBA.

Vytis is the editor of King James Gospel. Follow him on Twitter here: @VytisLasaitis

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