Monday, June 24, 2013
LA Clippers and Boston Celtics finally agreed on Doc Rivers trade
For weeks the circus of the on and off then on again LA Clippers and Boston Celtics trade rumors about Doc Rivers have been dominating sport news, now they have finally agreed in principle on a deal that will send Coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles Clippers, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the situation.
In return,the Clippers will send the Celtics a first-round pick in 2015. The sticking point had been that the Clippers wanted the draft pick to be lottery protected, but the Celtics ended up getting their wish as the pick will be unprotected.
The Clippers will continue the contract of Doc Rivers with Boston, which has three years and $21 million left on it.
The earlier proposed deal that would send Doc Rivers and forward Kevin Garnett to the Clippers in exchange for center DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks would have violated the collective-bargaining agreement, which doesn't allow a team to trade players in a deal "involving coaches' contracts."
Other candidates are Byron Scott and Brian Shaw, they both had conversations with the Clippers regarding the parameters of a contract following meetings with Donald Sterling last week. Clippers was pushing for Scott by talking to his representative but, I guess CP3 really like Doc Rivers to be his coach.