The incentives for Boston to deal Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett may be too great to not revive trade talks with L.A.
On Tuesday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writers Andy Staples, Seth Davis and Super Bowl champion Amani Toomer discuss the dropped trade between the Clippers and Celtics.
Meet the man who taught LeBron James how to fall down again and again as if a very strong ghost had pushed him. Produced for The Rizzo Show on Cleveland's Own Fox 8.
Nice sane assessment by Ramona Shelburne of the present picture for the Clips, following 'dead' trade discussions with the Celts.
Ryen Russillo | 6.16.2013 ESPN's Ryen Russillo joins Bill Simmons for an emergency podcast to talk about the Celtics/Clippers trade rumors, Doc Rivers's future, and the 2013 NBA draft.
Orlando quickly discussing the Afflalo-to-Clippers talk. No new information, but a view of what the other side is thinking. Basically: they'll gladly take Bledsoe/Butler for Afflalo. They also muse whether CP3 might leave if we don't get Howard...-yawn-
Doc Rivers is still undecided if he's going to return to the Boston Celtics bench next season and Thursday came word from Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne that he and the Los Angeles Clippers have "strong mutual interest" in each other. Until we hear from Rivers the rumors are going to keep coming and Friday's Boston Herald reports Vinny Del Negro could be an option if Rivers resigns. Mark Murphy writes: "Two league sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed yesterday that if Rivers does indeed leave, former Clippers coach Vinnie Del Negro will receive serious consideration as his replacement." According to Murphy, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is "an admirer of Del Negro and his up-tempo philosophy." Rivers reportedly doesn't want go through another rebuild and Ainge may take that course this summer. If Rivers leaves he'll forfeit a guaranteed $21 million on the table, however he will get most of that back should he move over to the Clippers. Rivers and Ainge may not come together on a decision until after the June 27 NBA draft. "As a stopgap for that situation, sure," said one source. "Vinnie would be the perfect person for what they need. All of the all-star coaches, or whatever you want to call them, are going, and knowing how Danny feels about him, (Del Negro) would be a good fit."