HoopsHype DeAndre Jordan rumors

June 18, 2013 Updates

While the Clippers appeared willing to give up center DeAndre Jordan and two first-round draft picks in exchange for Garnett and the right to sign Rivers,a person with knowledge of the deal said only one pick was made available to the Celtics. By the time the talks ended mid-day Tuesday, the Celtics were unclear of the specific sticking points in the negotiations and were simply told the Clippers no longer wanted to do any of the many deals that had been discussed. USA Today Sports

The financial investment in this deal for Los Angeles is unprecedented for the franchise, and it could be giving it 11th-hour pause. The Clippers must pay a $3.5 million trade kicker on Jordan's contract and finalize an agreement with Rivers on a five-year deal worth approximately $35 million, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

June 17, 2013 Updates

Chris Mannix: Boston isn't exactly giddy about DeAndre Jordan, either. He's an overpaid center who can't score or make free throws. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

Discussions over a blockbuster deal reached an impasse on Saturday when Boston general manager Danny Ainge held firm that Bledsoe had to be a part of package that included DeAndre Jordan and a first-round pick, but sources say that Boston has shown a willingness to find another asset to supplant Bledsoe and complete the complicated deal, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

June 16, 2013 Updates

Discussions over a blockbuster deal to send Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers – with Doc Rivers as coach – reached an impasse on Saturday afternoon, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Clippers are willing to part with center DeAndre Jordan and a first-round draft pick for Garnett – and the rights to hire Rivers – but so far have refused to include Boston's desire for point guard Eric Bledsoe into the package, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Yet sources say that the Clippers continue to tell Boston that they will not include Bledsoe in the proposed trade for Garnett, largely because they are determined to keep Chris Paul's backup to headline a separate down-the-road trade once they're certain that Paul has committed his long-term future to L.A. ESPN.com

Talks between the Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers on transactions involving Doc Rivers and players were said to be all but dead last night. Sources close to the situation weren’t sure if anything could yet rekindle the discussions, but it appears a grand bargain that would have netted the Clippers the coach while the Celts acquired players to jump-start their rebuilding has hit a road block. Boston Herald

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