So with all the rumors flying around the clips the last 5 days. If all the talk comes true and they will trade for Doc Rivers, KG, and Terry or Lee. Send Griffin and Bledsoe for Howard. And pick up Pierce when he gets a buyout from the C's.
So I ask this.. how good could the Clips be if a team coached by Rivers that had.
Cp3, Howard, KG, PP, Lets go with Terry. Crawford and Barnes coming off the bench.
Top 3 in the west?
The Lakers said they wouldnt do that trade
The Lakers may have said they wouldn't do that trade, but I think they would. Assuming Dwight tells them he's not coming back, I'm guessing that LA would be willing to do that trade. If Dwight tells you up front he's not playing for you, why not add Griffin and Bledsoe? I know it's a rivalry, but adding Griffin/Bledsoe is the difference between being in the gutter for a long time and competing for a 5-8 range playoff spot next season and being set up fairly well for the future (which right now, their future looks awful, though they'll always be able to sign free agents.)
Clippers can be great if they don't get Dwight, but a lot of injury prone guys. I'm glad boston doesnt have to watch kg and pierce break down over the next couple years, or watch any more doc smallball.
If the Celts make this deal I will be truly upset. Even more so, if they don't get Bledsoe back for a HOF defensive anchor and leader and a top 3 coach in this league, Danny Ainge is an idiot and has failed Boston. Jordan, a 1st rounder from a top 5 team and Tough Juice is a s*** package. Might as well wave Pierce and Juice, hold Rondo out like D Rose and start the tank job for Wiggins now if they do that
KG had a no-trade clause. Danny did him a favor that KG deserved, sending him home to l.a. with doc and probably Pierce and Terry.
Celtics roster was way too cluttered. Not anymore. Payroll is no longer cluttered either.
You're talking like this trade already went down. I understand the cap room but how would getting rid of 2 HOF and the Jet/Lee be getting rid of clutter?
If they do another trade centered around Bledsoe for Afflalo they could come up with a starting lineup of something like:
Terry and Crawford coming off the bench.
That wouldn't be a half bad team. One last run for a championship for some soon to be retired HOFers.
Danny Ainge is hands down the best GM in the league... He isn't afraid to make moves to better the future of the Celtics while maintaining the present... To turn an aging Garnett into Deandre Jordan and some draft picks is a great move... I wish he was the GM of my Bucks!!!
Of Spurs.... ????
Of Spurs.... ????
Ive said it a million times I dont know why the Clippers would even think of trading Bledsoe when theres still a possibility that CP3 doesn't re-sign.
And I thought Stephen A. Smith was full of sh*t not too long ago when he said this was all going to go down.