Sacks The Negotiator

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

According to information in a new report from Woj, Gary Sacks has done an excellent job negotiating this deal.

Y! Sports is reporting the terms that each team has set upon: the Clippers haven't budged from their initial proposal, and the Celtics... well, they have. Here's how the negotiations have probably gone so far:

Sacks: "Hey can we talk to Doc Rivers about having him coach us?"

Ainge: "Hell NO!"

Doc: "Wait... I want to go to the Clippers...."

Ainge: "Well we aren't letting you go. We need compensation."

Sacks: "We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "Sorry, buddy, but KG has a no-trade clause; no way he'll sign off on leaving Boston."

Garnett: "If Doc is going then I want to go to the Clippers too..."

Ainge: "Fine. Let's talk about a deal."

Sacks: "We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "That's a no. We'll do it for Jordan, two picks, and Eric Bledsoe."

Sacks: "We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "Fine. We'll take only one pick, but we have to get Bledsoe back as well."

Sacks: "We're not giving you Bledsoe. We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "Okay, okay. We won't take Bledsoe. But you guys have to take back Jason Terry's contract and Courtney Lee's contract."

Sacks: "We're not taking back those contracts. We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "Two contracts is too much. You're right. How about you pick one of those contracts to take back and we'll call it a deal?"

Sacks: "I don't want either of those contracts. But, we'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "No contracts is fair. You guys don't want to limit your financial flexibility. But I feel like we should be getting back two picks instead of one."

Sacks: "We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc."

Ainge: "We'll give you Kevin Garnett and Doc for Jordan and two picks."

Sacks: "We'll give you DeAndre Jordan and a first round pick for Kevin Garnett and Doc. Think about it. I'll call you in the morning- right before we interview Brian Shaw."

This is very encouraging news. Even if Sacks caves at this stage in the game, this is an excellent deal for the Clippers. It's looking like, by this time tomorrow, Garnett and Rivers will be Clippers.

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