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  1. NBA wronging Kevin Garnett by preventing Celtics-Clippers trade

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Kevin Garnett worked hard, played well and won big. That earned him a no-trade clause written into his contract, a rare privilege extended currently only to Garnett, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki. David Stern has, in effect, taken it away from Garnett. The Clippers tried to trade for Garnett at the trade deadline,…

  2. It’s done: Clippers reach agreement with Celtics on a deal to hire Doc Rivers as head coach

    Jun 23, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers watches his team in Boston

    Our long national nightmare is over, as the Clippers and Celtics have agreed in principle on a deal that will allow Doc Rivers to become the head coach in Los Angeles. According to multiple reports, Rivers has agreed to a three-year contract worth $21 million to coach the Clippers, which is the same amount he…

  3. Report: Clippers nearing agreement with Celtics on a deal that would allow them to hire Doc Rivers

    Jun 23, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New Orleans Hornets

    The on-again, off-again talks between the Clippers and the Celtics to free Doc Rivers from his contract in Boston so he can coach in Los Angeles are back, and this time the teams appear to be closer than ever on making it happen. Whether or not the league will allow it is another question entirely,…

  4. Pelicans taking No. 13 pick, Shawn Marion off Mavericks’ hands?

    Jun 22, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Hornets Mavericks Basketball

    The Mavericks have been shopping the No. 13 pick to clear cap space, and maybe they’ve found a taker who will also accept the final year of Shawn Marion’s contract, which owes him $9,316,796. Fletcher Mackel of WDSU TV: REPORT don't be surprised if Pelicans acquire 13th pk from Mavs, select Giannis Adetokunbo. NOLA also…

  5. Clippers talk contract with Byron Scott and Brian Shaw

    Jun 22, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Byron Scott

    Maybe this is part of an elaborate bluff or misdirection or… Maybe the Clippers are just moving on from Doc Rivers. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Clippers actually talked contract with Byron Scott after meeting with Sterling Tuesday night; Clips also talked contract with BShaw also— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 22, 2013 BShaw…

  6. Report: Chris Paul unhappy after Doc Rivers-to-Clippers fails to materialize

    Jun 22, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    Chris Paul didn’t like Clippers owner Donald Sterling insinuating Paul had Vinny Del Negro had fired. Then Paul asked the Clippers to acquire Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett, which probably isn’t happening (though I won’t rule it out until the Clippers hire a coach or Rivers directly announces his intentions to coach Boston next season). How…

  7. Report: Doc Rivers to “no longer pursue” effort to become Clippers coach

    Jun 21, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    Looks like Doc Rivers will not be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers next season. The on-again-off-again negotiations between the Clippers and Celtics are off again, and Rivers wants off the roller coaster as Boston officials feel there is no deal to be made, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. After talks failed again on Friday,…

  8. Celtics plan Doc Rivers press conference, call it off. What does that mean? Who knows.

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Danny Ainge Doc Rivers

    At this point, the Celtics might as well invite the Ringling Brothers into this process, because their talks with the Clippers are already a circus. Here is what we do know: • The Clippers still want to do a deal with Boston that would pass muster with the league, something where the Clippers send picks…

  9. Report: Nuggets offered draft pick for Doc Rivers, will settle for Lionel Hollins or Brian Shaw

    Jun 21, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    Haven’t experienced enough twists with the Doc Rivers saga? Well you’re in luck. The NBA’s latest soap opera has a new guest star: the Nuggets. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Shortly after firing George Karl, the Denver Nuggets offered the Boston Celtics a first-round draft pick as compensation to pry coach Doc Rivers out of…

  10. David Stern shoots down Clippers/Celtics trade as constructed

    Jun 20, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    File photo of NBA Commissioner Stern speaks in New York

    There are two key rules in play here. One, you can’t trade a player for a coach. That is not actually in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (according to Larry Coon, CBA expert), the document doesn’t mention the idea at all, but the league is saying since it is not outlined as permitted it is not…

  11. Report: Clippers, Celtics trying to work out Garnett trade league will approve

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett and head coach Rivers react to a foul called on Garnett in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

    UPDATE 1:50 pm: The Clippers and Celtics are actively talking about the trade on Thursday, but now they have a new issue — one that will pass muster with the league. You cannot trade for a coach. You cannot have side deals or contingencies as part of a trade. There are some precedents of compensation…

  12. Celtics, Clippers restart Doc Rivers-Kevin Garnett trades talks at Chris Paul’s wish

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Update (6:40 p.m.): Chris Paul is the catalyst for trade talks resuming. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Clippers management believed Boston would eventually come back to them out of a belief that the Celtics-Rivers relationship would be difficult to repair, but league sources told Y! Sports that Paul’s desire to play for Rivers – and…

  13. Report: 100 percent chance Mavericks won’t keep No. 13 pick

    Jun 19, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

    O.J. Mayo, Dwight Howard

    The Mavericks have made no secret about wanting to prevent the No. 13 pick from cutting into their cap room, whether that means trading the pick or drafting and stashing a player. The idea of wasting a lottery pick, either by dumping it in an uneven trade or using it on a lesser prospect just…

  14. Chris Paul, not Celtics trade, will make or break Clippers’ offseason

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul

    Although the Celtics would be in a tough spot if they don’t trade with the Clippers, Los Angeles doesn’t face the same pressure. Acquiring Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and maybe Paul Pierce is one option of many. The Clippers will continue interviewing Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw and Byron Scott, and if they choose the best…

  15. Report: Clippers pull out of talks with Celtics

    Jun 18, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks - Game One

    Trade deals come back to life more often then Freddy Krueger. I’m not willing to believe this deal is dead until I see real evidence. Meaning the Clippers hire another coach (Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw or Byron Scott) or the Celtics announce they will keep Paul Pierce and not buy him out. Until then, anything…

  16. Why not another Clippers/Celtics trade update: Maybe tomorrow

    Jun 18, 2013, 2:19 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Garnett complains about a foul during their NBA basketball game against Brooklyn Nets in Boston

    The Clippers and Celtics keep inching toward a deal. A much-discussed one that would send Kevin Garnett and the rights to sign coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles. The Celtics would get DeAndre Jordan and a pick or two. The sides are close but there is no deal yet so they will talk again Tuesday,…

  17. Mark Cuban plans to lure top free agents by giving them roster input

    Jun 17, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban

    The Mavericks enter the off-season as one of the major players in free agency. Not only do  they have money to spend, but they also have a history of championship level contention, a still very good Dirk Nowitzki, and Mark Cuban to close the deal when it’s time to make the pitch on why the…

  18. If Doc is out, who is in for Celtics? Maybe Del Negro, Frank

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro

    There is once again momentum to the idea that Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett (then later likely Paul Pierce) are headed to the Clippers. It may or may not happen, but a smart GM like Danny Ainge has to start planning for any eventuality. So, if Doc Rivers is gone from the bench in Boston,…

  19. Lakers unlikely to sign and trade Dwight Howard to the Clippers, Rockets, or anyone else

    Jun 16, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    When the reports started flying of a possible deal that would net the Clippers Kevin Garnett and head coach Doc Rivers from the Celtics, Dwight Howard‘s name got thrown in the mix at some point as someone that L.A.’s historically junior team would then like to pursue. Talks have stalled between the Celtics and Clippers…

  20. Report: Clippers, Celtics talks to send Garnett, Rivers to L.A. stalled

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett and head coach Rivers react to a foul called on Garnett in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

    UPDATE 8:18 pm: The talks have apparently stalled out. Which shouldn’t be shocking. But things are stalled out, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports as well as others. The Celtics want DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe and two first round picks for Kevin Garnett and the right to talk to and sign Doc Rivers. The Clippers reportedly…

  21. Report: Andre Iguodala decides to opt out of final year of contract to enter free agency

    Jun 14, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets Andre Iguodala reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    It has always been a distinct possibility that Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala would choose to opt out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent. The offseason moves of the front office in Denver, which included firing Coach of the Year George Karl and parting ways with Executive of the…

  22. Report: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard text about teaming up. This will not happen.

    Jun 14, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    For the owners, pretty much half the reason for the lockout last year was to put in place an economic system that prevents stars from doing what the Miami Heat did with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. (Technically they still could have done that because they stripped the roster all the way down…

  23. Report: Nuggets coaching search focused on Shaw, Hollins

    Jun 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    George Karl went from NBA Coach of the Year to unemployed in 29 days. So, who wants to fill those shoes? It appears the search is down to former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports. The Denver Nuggets have focused their search for a head…

  24. Sacramento Kings were third team fined for tampering

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

    Michael Malone

    We told you the other day the Hawks and Rockets had been fined by the NBA for tampering — teams cannot officially talk free agents they might have interest in until July 1 when those players are actually free agents. You may want to talk to Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, but you can’t officially…

  25. Report: Clippers interview Shaw; now Scott, McMillan, Hollins on deck

    Jun 11, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Brian Shaw, George Hill

    Sounds like Brian Shaw’s interview with the Clippers Monday went well. That makes some sense — he’s ready to be a head coach, and for a franchise always looking to steal some Lakers thunder taking the coach the players and fans wanted to replace Phil Jackson is a nice jab at the guys down the…

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