NBA Trade Rumors – At this point, most casual NBA fans are aware of the situation that the Boston Celtics are in. With an aging roster, general manager Danny Ainge has to make a decision on whether to blow up the team and start the rebuilding process. Well, a recent rumor suggests that if the Celtics trio of Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are not given another shot together, all three could potentially land in L.A, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
There's a rising belief around the NBA that Doc, KG & Pierce all want to carry on as a trio in Clipperland if they can't roll on in Boston
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 15, 2013
This does seem quite far-fetched, but the two teams have been flirting for a while. Around the trade deadline, many rumors revolved around a potential Garnett trade to the Clippers, but it never happened. Furthermore, Rivers has hinted that he wouldn’t mind a change of scenery, and would be interested in coaching the Clippers.
For such a trade to happen, DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe would probably have to be included in the package going the other way.
From Boston’s perspective, that’s probably not the worst trade in the world, but letting go of Rivers in the process would hurt the team a lot more. Oh, and there is another twist — if such a trade was to happen and the Celtics had a head coaching vacancy, none other than ex-Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro could be interested in taking the job.