Chris Paul would re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers if the team acquired Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers through a trade, sources told Yahoo Sports. Both teams are negotiating to include Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe in the deal and hope to complete an agreement on Monday.
Rivers has three years left on his contract but does not want to stay in Boston unless the team is willing to bring back its core of Garnett and Paul Pierce, sources said. Reports surfaced this weekend that Garnett, Rivers and Piece could join the Clippers in separate deals.
Adding Garnett and Rivers would satisfy Paul, who was angry with the Clippers after he felt he was wrongly blamed for the franchise's decision to part ways with coach Vinny Del Negro.
From Yahoo Sports:
The Clippers are prepared to give Rivers a five-year deal to coach and believe acquiring Rivers and Garnett – who will waive his no-trade clause – will lock up the re-signing of free-agent superstar Chris Paul, sources said.EAGLE: Could CP3, Dwight Howard team up?