RandBall: Are the Clippers going after Kevin Garnett?
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- February 4, 2013 - 5:15 PM
Is Kevin Garnett being pursued by the Clippers? Well, it really depends on which media outlet you ask -- or, more specifically, which unnamed sources you believe.
From The Sporting News: Multiple sources tell Sporting News the Los Angeles Clippers are making a push to acquire center Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics. Team officials have been talking ahead of Sunday's game in Boston.
Interest in Garnett is seen as proof the Clippers believe they can be a championship contender in the NBA's Western Conference. Questions remain about whether the Celtics are ready to make a major step in rebuilding the franchise. Garnett has a no-trade clause in his contract, and would have to agree to waive it in order to make a deal happen.
From the LA Times: The Clippers are not pursuing Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett despite what has been reported, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Furthermore, the Clippers’ front office has not had any conversations with Boston’s front office about a rumored deal in which L.A. would use back-up point guard Eric Bledsoe and small forward Caron Butler as the centerpieces to acquire Garnett, said the officials.
© 2013 Star Tribune