Boston Celtics Targeting Blake Griffin & Russell Westbrook in Blockbuster Trade

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Boston Celtics Targeting Blake Griffin & Russell Westbrook in Blockbuster Trade

 

“I don’t think anybody knows for certain what Russell Westbrook wants to do or intends to do, next summer. But that said, let’s just say there’s a very strong suspicion, a strong belief, among rival GMs that Russell Westbrook is not intending to stay, that he would leave next summer when he hits free agency. And because of that, the logical next step is that Sam Presti — who is always ahead of the curve on these things — will look to trade him. Now, I don’t know that that’s happening right this moment.What I’m hearing here in Las Vegas from some GMs is that, not only do they think that Westbrook will get traded, that it will be sooner than later — probably before the season starts — and that the most likely destination right now would be the Boston Celtics.”

-Howard Beck

The Russell Westbrook rumor has been around ever since Kevin Durant left for Oakland. But now, the Boston Celtics apparently are trying to pull off a trade to acquire Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers would not trade Blake Griffin unless they can get a big name in return, so the Sacramento Kings are also involved in trade talks, with Rudy Gay potentially being involved.

“We’re close, and we know that. We have a priority of trying to just keep making our team better. Obviously because of the injuries—Blake’s in particular—we literally don’t know what we could have done. Even during the playoffs, he still wasn’t a hundred percent.”

Doc Rivers said. Doesn’t sound like they’re planning to get rid of Blake, but Blake and CP3 are on the last years of their contracts, so it makes sense for LAC to at least consider their options.

Thomas-Westbrook-Crowder-Griffin-Horford – let that sink in for a second.

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