As is the case in many Celtics games, Kevin Garnett exchanged some heated words with different members of the Clippers during Boston's 106-104 win on Sunday. He went nose to nose with Lamar Odom; he wrestled with Blake Griffin; he bumped Matt Barnes and directed a little trash talk his way.
OK, now ready for a laugh? According to a report, the Clippers front office is interested in making Garnett teammates with all of those guys.
Sean Devaney of The Sporting News reported on Sunday that the Clippers have contacted the Celtics about trading for Garnett. The deal, according to Devaney, would bring forward Caron Butler and guard Eric Bledsoe to the Celtics.
The Clippers have athletic big men on their roster, including Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, but Garnett would give the team a defensive presence and a veteran leader with an NBA title on his resume.
The more curious part of this trade rumor is Bledsoe's inclusion. The second-year man out of Kentucky is one of the best backup point guards in the league, averaging 9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3 assists per game in about 21 minutes per game. With Clippers star point guard Chris Paul banged up (he sat out of Sunday's game with a knee injury) the team has relied more on Bledsoe to play the role of distributor.
In order for any trade involving Garnett to go through, he would have to waive his no-trade clause with the Celtics.
Garnett owns a home in Malibu, California.
Let's put the question to you: Would you make this deal? Let us know why or why not in the comment box below!
<p>The Bulls reportedly <a href="http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/01/10/report-bulls-not-making-jimmy-butler... target="_blank">weren’t</a> making <a href="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nba/1870/jimmy-butler" target="_blank">Jimmy Butler</a> available for a trade last month.</p><p>As the trade deadline approaches, it seems that hasn’t changed.</p><p>K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:</p><p>https://twitter.com/KCJHoop/status/834076844244754433</p><p>https://twit... class="embed-twitter"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" class="twitter-tweet twitter-tweet-rendered" data-tweet-id="834076844244754433" id="twitter-widget-0" scrolling="no" style="position: static; visibility: visible; display: block; width: 500px; height: 208.8px; padding: 0px; border: medium none; max-width: 100%; min-width: 220px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;" title="Twitter Tweet" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><p><a href="http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=18730275" target="_blank">Brian Windhorst of ESPN</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The teams that talked to the Chicago Bulls today were told, “Just about everybody on our roster is available, but Jimmy Butler is not.”</p></blockquote><p>The Bulls are not obliged to stand by that, and there’s no indication they’ve assured Butler anything. If they’re offered a package more valuable than Butler, they’ll trade him.</p><p>But that’s a lot of value.</p><p><a href="http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/02/21/reports-bulls-telling-teams-they-won... target="_blank">Click here for the complete story</a>.</p>
Steve Bulpett joins Mike Felger to weigh in on the NBA trade deadline and the lack of moves made by Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics thus far.