Updated: 10 p.m.
Could two key figures in the Atlantic Division be heading out West in the near future?
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics were in deep discussions to orchestrate a blockbuster deal that would send coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to L.A. However, Wojnarowski is now saying talks have stalled because "the Clippers are willing to part with center DeAndre Jordan and a first-round draft pick for Garnett -- and the rights to hire Rivers -- but so far have refused to include Boston's desire for point guard Eric Bledsoe into the package."
Rivers still has three years, $21 million left on his contract with Boston. He can't be part of a player transaction but the inclusion of draft picks would allow the Celtics to free him of his contractual obligations.
Garnett, who averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game last season, would have to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to be completed.