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Rumor: Clippers, Celtics Reach Impasse

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According to multiple sources in the media, the Clippers and Celtics have reached an impasse in trade negotiations.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Boston asked for DJ, Bled and 2 No. 1 picks. LAC countered with DJ and one No. 1 pick. Neither side satisfied.</p>&mdash; Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWoikeSports/statuses/346057265511542784">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Clippers won&#39;t budge on their offer of DeAndre Jordan, one No. 1 pick. Clippers will not give Celtics Eric Bledsoe and another No.1 pick.</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/346056861834964992">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Final hurdle remains unchanged: Clips don&#39;t want to part with DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe in deal, sources tells Y! Ainge wants Bledsoe.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/346056340151599106">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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So, here's where we stand. The Clippers and Celtics both want two different deals, and neither side seems willing to budge.

Here's what the Clippers want:

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Here's what the Celtics want:

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It's not a huge difference- Eric Bledsoe and a future first round pick are the pieces that are stopping this trade from happening. According to Turner, the Clippers aren't willing to give Boston either of the two. I would be interested to know if Boston would accept a trade of Jordan and two picks, without Bledsoe. Nonetheless, it seems like these sides are close. Maybe with the recent news of the Clippers walking away to pursue a different coach, the Celtics will budge and accept the Clippers' offer, or at least drop Bledsoe from their proposal.

Also, if you're worried about the BS Blake Griffin to the Lakers rumor, don't be:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Also told <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Clippers&amp;src=hash">#Clippers</a> are &quot;definitely&#39; not looking to trade Blake Griffin.</p>&mdash; Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWoikeSports/statuses/346057533603082240">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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