The Clippers say guard Eric Bledsoe is not on the trading block. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Clippers said on Saturday that don't plan on trading guard Eric Bledsoe or forward DeAndre Jordan.
There have been many reports saying that the Clippers are interested in trading the two for Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett. Garnett turns 37 in May and has more than $24 million left on his deal which expires in two years.
The Clippers have the NBA's fourth-best record at 39-17 behind San Antonio (42-12), Oklahoma City (39-14) as well as defending champion and the Eastern Conference's Miami Heat (36-14).
Gary Sacks, the Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations, didn’t mention any names, but said to the Los Angeles Times,“every team has called me” and that “it’s my job to call them back and to listen.”
“I haven’t called anybody to say, ‘Hey, we have Eric Bledsoe and would you like him?’ Or, ‘We have DeAndre Jordan or we have anybody and would you want them?’ That’s not where I am right now with this team,” Sacks said in a phone interview from Houston on Saturday. “That’s not where we are.”