Re: Misconceptions. Clippers Don't Need Boston
posted at 6/19/2013 7:44 PM EDT
In response to Eldunker's comment:
First, many on here are assuming that CP3 will leave the Clips if Doc doesn't sign. That is pure speculation and probably innacurrate. I'm sure the Clips know what CP3 prefers and he may be pulling for Brian Shaw for all we know.
CP3 prefers to be with KG and Doc... duh:
With a full understanding that free agent Chris Paul wants this deal completed, the Los Angeles Clippers re-engaged the Boston Celtics on the Kevin Garnett-Doc Rivers negotiations on Wednesday afternoon, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Second, the Celtics aren't the only team that the Clips can pursue with Jordan, Butler and maybe even Bledsoe for the right deal. I'm sure they would prefer a C/PF who has younger legs than Garnett.
There are no C's who bring what KG does available for Jordan and one first rd pick. 99% sure of this. i asked you for some names of other bigs and got crickets dunker. Remember, Bledsoe/Butler were being saved for a SEPERATE deal. Who are they going to get better than KG for Jordan/#1??? Yeesh.
Third, Garnett for Jordan straight up is a fair deal, maybe better for the Celts, since Garnett only has one year left in his career and Jordan is a young, serviceable starter and still has some upside. Doc IS NOT worth 2 first round picks.
100% wrong. Jordan is only better if he were signed well past KG's retirement year of 2015 at 3-4 million less than he is now. KG is a BETTER PLAYER for the 2 years Jordan has left on his deal. Doc is EASILY worth 1 pick, and since KG is worth Jordan and a 1st all by himself, that is why the deal wasn't done.
BTW - Danny won't terminate Doc and eat his contract. Doc will need to return but if he walks, the contract is invalidaded and the Celts are not responsible for his remaining $21M. Either way Danny wins.
I guess. But there will be uncomfortable issues to handle, egg on everyone's face and it looks like Doc still wants out bad and the CP3 still want him and KG bad.