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NBA Trade Rumors: Clippers Seeking Ownership Approval To Finalize Trade


On Thursday, it was reported by several outlets Los Angeles Clippers superstar point guard Chris Paul was pushing the Clippers to make a deal with the Boston Celtics that would bring head coach Doc Rivers and power forward Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles.

Yahoo’s Adiran Wojnarowski, citing a league source, reports the Clippers are “searching for ownership approval to complete a blockbuster deal to bring Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and forward Kevin Garnett to L.A.”

The rumored deal involves the Clippers sending center DeAndre Jordan and two first round picks going to Boston while Garnett and one of two Boston guards, either Courtney Lee or Jason Terry, along with Rivers, head to Los Angeles.

Initially, the deal supposedly broke down because of Boston’s insistence two first round picks be included. However, a source tells Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe, “CP3′s camp believes 2 1st-round picks + DeAndre Jordan is small price to pay for Doc & KG.”

Wojnarowski explains the deal will now send “center DeAndre Jordan and two first-round draft picks to the Celtics in the deal,” according to “league sources.”

Garnett has waived his no-trade clause in anticipation of the deal.

Clippers management was scheduled to meet with owner Donald Sterling late Wednesday night to get his approval. If Sterling approves, the trade could be finalized Thursday.

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