Kevin Garnett will not be heading to the Los Angeles Clippers . . . for now, anyways.
Yahoo! Sports reports that the Clippers have called off talks with the Celtics and will not bring them back unless they are urged to by point guard Chris Paul.
Boston is said to be interested in both Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan if they are to part with Kevin Garnett.
As it stands now, Garnett, who has publicly declared that he wants to remain a Celtic, appears to be staying put, but Yahoo! Sports reports that if the C's came at him with a trade request, "there's strong belief he would ultimately agree to it".
But that's not all.
Yahoo! Sports also reports that a Garnett trade could could create a domino effect that could send Paul Pierce to Atlanta, or a third team, in return for Josh Smith.
Danny Ainge said earlier on Tuesday that it was "unlikely" a trade would be made by Thursday - but that has to be taken with a grain of salt.
So do the rumors around this time.
We'll find out soon enough which ones end up being true.
BOSTON – Here are a few odds and ends to keep an eye on heading into tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings:
· The Celtics have won eight in a row over the Kings in Boston, with the last loss to Sacramento at the TD Garden coming on Jan. 19, 2007. Current Celtic Gerald Green was in the starting lineup that night.
· Only six times in franchise history have the Celtics launched 38 or more 3-pointers in a game, four of which came in the month of November this season.
· Speaking of 3-pointers, 36.2 percent of Boston’s shots are 3s. That ranks fifth in the league behind Houston, Cleveland, Brooklyn and Golden State.
· Don’t be surprised if Avery Bradley gets off to a good start tonight, especially from 3-point range. He’s shooting 59.1 percent on 3s in the first quarter which ranks second in the league.
· Isaiah Thomas tallied 395 points scored in November, the most by a Celtic since John Havlicek had 406 points in November during the 1971-1972 season.
· Boston leads the NBA in points scored (46.3 per game) by second-round picks. The Celtics’ second-round picks include Isaiah Thomas; Jae Crowder; Amir Johnson; Jonas Jerebko; Demetrius Jackson and Jordan Mickey.
· The Celtics are 5-0 this season when they outrebound an opponent.
· Tonight’s game will be Boston’s fifth set of back-to-back games this season. In the first game, they are 3-1 this season. On the second night, they are 2-2.
CSNCalifornia.com Kings Insider James Ham joined Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely on this week's Celtics Talk podcast to talk about DeMarcus Cousins and the never ending trade rumors.