Stephen A. Smith turned heads in Boston early Monday when he suggested on both First Take and on SportsCenter that whispers of a Celtics-Clippers megadeal were making the rounds.
Here's what he said (video above):
“I am hearing that it is possible, that the Clippers -- because Boston is going to probably ask for Blake Griffin. ... Now obviously KG ain’t enough (to get Griffin). You package KG with Paul Pierce, that still isn’t enough. But the opportunity for them to play together is something both would like to continue to do. But it gets very interesting if you let go of your coach, and you say Doc Rivers, we’d like you to come with KG and Paul Pierce.”
Could the Celtics even trade a coach if they wanted to? Here's more from Stephen A.:
“I’m not saying it’s going to happen. I’m telling you that this is what is hitting the rumor mill: that ultimately a package involving Blake Griffin, Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler essentially for KG, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers.”
We're still a ways away from discovering whether there is any truth to it, but for now it certainly is interesting discussion fodder.