Posted June 17, 2013

Report: Chris Paul would re-sign with Clippers if team added KG, Doc

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Chris Paul would like the Clippers to attain Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Paul would like the Clippers to attain Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Paul would re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers if the team acquired Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers through a trade, sources told Yahoo Sports. Both teams are negotiating to include Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe in the deal and hope to complete an agreement on Monday.

Rivers has three years left on his contract but does not want to stay in Boston unless the team is willing to bring back its core of Garnett and Paul Pierce, sources said. Reports surfaced this weekend that Garnett, Rivers and Piece could join the Clippers in separate deals.

Adding Garnett and Rivers would satisfy Paul, who was angry with the Clippers after he felt he was wrongly blamed for the franchise’s decision to part ways with coach Vinny Del Negro.

From Yahoo Sports:

The Clippers are prepared to give Rivers a five-year deal to coach and believe acquiring Rivers and Garnett – who will waive his no-trade clause – will lock up the re-signing of free-agent superstar Chris Paul, sources said.

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13 comments
TylerAllen
TylerAllen

I say Bledsoe/Crawford/Jordan for Howard!

AsherLeroux
AsherLeroux

If this deal goes through, the person who stands to gain the most from it is Blake Griffin.

Blake has a rep for being soft, easy to push around, and thinking too much about his 'brand'.. KG is a born leader and hopefully he can teach Blake a few things about trash talk and pushing back. Between KG and Doc, they will toughen Blake up.

JayTaylor
JayTaylor

Doc doesn't want to deal with a bad Celtics team where Rondo is the leader and biggest voice.

The Clippers are scrambling to retain CP3.  As a Lakers fan I am torn...

If this trade goes down:

1) Rondo stays in Boston and there will be no chance he'll be traded (to the Lakers).

2) The Clippers are relying on 2 Old players, and have little depth = 2nd round Playoffs Exit.


super_mecha
super_mecha

so i guess its gonna be

pg- paul

sg- perice

sf- griffen

pf - garrnet

C - howard


Garrnet has to much price to come off the bench and Griffen lakes to shoot those 3s so this line up could work.

riley8
riley8

I thought this prima donna wasn't responsible for player/coach transactions.  Ooops.  Hand in the cookie jar there CP?

ChrisBuckem
ChrisBuckem

@Raptoprfan--Apparently CP wants a ring and believes Garnett will help him get that in the 2 yr. timeframe. 

RaptorFan
RaptorFan

KG who has 2 years max left in his tank, will make CP sign a 5 year contract?

TylerAllen
TylerAllen

As a clipper fan i just want them to say away from KG!

6marK6
6marK6

@super_mecha Older for sure. Could they afford Howard if they take KG, Pierce and re-up Paul?

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@super_mecha Uh, if the Clippers get Paul and Kevin, they have to give up players...  Griffin will most likely be one of the players per many reports as will Bledsoe...