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Reports: NBA questioning Celtics-Clippers trade

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On June 20, 2013 @ 1:42 pm In General | 8 Comments

The NBA is questioning the connection between the Celtics [1] trading Kevin Garnett [2] for DeAndre Jordan and then relinquishing the rights to Doc Rivers [3] in exchange for two first-round picks from the Clippers, as first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein [4]. The league’s guidelines state player deals cannot be contingent upon coaching contracts.

Meanwhile, the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy [5] contradicted two previous reports [6], claiming a) Celtics president Danny Ainge reached out to Los Angeles after Tuesday’s stalled talks, and b) the Clippers did not present owner Donald Sterling with a package that would have sent Jordan and two No. 1 picks to Boston for Garnett and Rivers.

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[1] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[3] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

[4] as first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein: https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine

[5] Mark Murphy: http://media.weei.com/football/mark-murphy-packers.htm

[6] contradicted two previous reports: http://bostonherald.com/sports/celtics_nba/celtics_insider/2013/06/celtics_press_conference_on_hold_agreement_with_clippers

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