NBA Rumors: Trade Buzz on Boston Celtics, Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook

July 18th, 2016 by Thomas Duffy Leave a reply »

This is quickly becoming the summer of the Boston Celtics.

Even with the NBA draft and the heart of the free-agency period behind us, general manager Danny Ainge and Co. are the constant subject of trade rumors thanks to Boston’s seemingly endless list of draft assets.

The latest rumblings involve two of the NBA’s biggest superstars.

Check out below for the latest.


Blake Griffin

On Thursday, Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported that the Celtics’ “likely target” in their pursuit of a big-name player is Blake Griffin.

Deveney pointed to a potential three-way deal that would involve the Los Angeles Clippers, Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings, plus Boston.

Three days later, though, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald shot that down—temporarily, at least. Bulpett reported that despite rumored interest, there have been “no recent talks” involving Griffin.

One of Bulpett’s sources pointed to Griffin’s quad injury, which robbed him of most of 2015-16, as a road block to a deal with any ...

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