Surprise, talks are back on between the Clippers and the Celtics. The catalyst for those reignited conversations? Chris Paul’s desire to get it done allegedly. It’s no secret the Clippers are doing whatever they can to keep CP3 happy and ready to resign with the franchise once free agency kicks off July 1st.
The Clippers walked away from the negotiating table, balking at Boston’s asking price of DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks. The Clippers have negotiated a five-year, $35 million deal with Rivers that could be worth as much as $8 million annually with incentives, sources said. Garnett will waive his no-trade clause to be a part of the deal. The Clippers would have to pay a $3.5 million trade kicker on Jordan’s contract per Yahoo Sports.
The desire is to get a deal done before the draft next week and the start of free agency next month.