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The Los Angeles Clippers are among the top teams in the Western Conference this season, but they aren't satisfied with their rotation and are reportedly looking for a player to put them over the top. According to Sporting News NBA writer Sean Deveney, the Clips have reached out to the Boston Celtics about potentially acquiring Kevin Garnett: "Sources tell Sporting News that the #Clippers have contacted the Celtics about Kevin Garnett. Offer would include Caron Butler and Bledsoe." The Clippers are actually in Boston this weekend for Sunday afternoon's matchup with the Celtics. Garnett, who will turn 37 years old in May, has started all 46 of Boston's games this season and is averaging 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game on 50.5 percent shooting from the field. The veteran power forward has nearly 18 NBA seasons under his belt and has played the last five-and-a-half seasons in Boston. He won the NBA MVP in 2003-04 and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2007-08. Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe are both averaging around nine points per game for the Clippers this season. Bledsoe has given the team a huge boost, as Chris Paul has missed the team's last five games and veteran Chauncey Billups hasn't been able to contribute due to an ankle injury. Despite Bledsoe and Butler's value to the Clips, acquiring Garnett would give L.A. a huge boost in the frontcourt. His defensive prowess and invaluable playoff experience would provide a huge lift for the Clippers as they begin gearing up for what they hope will be a deep playoff run. Last year's playoff sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs exposed the Clippers' lack of playoff experience and general toughness. A trade for Garnett would address both of the team's biggest needs. At 34-14, the Clippers sit comfortably at No. 3 in the Western Conference standings. However, their recent struggles, having dropped five of their last seven game, have them eyeing a change. Following PG Rajon Rondo's season-ending ACL injury, the Celtics may consider breaking up their team in an effort to get younger, but a fire sale is far from a certainty. Boston is eighth in the East with a 23-23 record. They're 4-6 in their last 10 games.
@lackies2000: yea the no-trade clause makes it difficult to move KG, unless the Celtics move him to ANOTHER (notice the emphasis on "another") championship-contending team, like the Clippers. KG won't go to another team.
@eanster: I dont know i mean trading Garnett for salary purposes? If he didnt have that no trade clause, they could get a much bigger return from another team..
@lackies2000: If the Celtics were to trade Garnett, it wouldn't necessarily be to get equal talent, but more to dump his salary and start the rebuilding process. Although acquiring Bledsoe would be a nice improvement at the PG position.
I heard this but who the hell would the Celtics get? there is no way this is happening