The rumors surrounding a possible trade between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Clippers involving Kevin Garnett are "silly" and all come from the media says coach Doc Rivers. Rivers was asked yesterday about the rumors, and he flat out denied their accuracy.
According to Greg Payne of ESPN Boston, Rivers was frustrated by the trade rumors surrounding his team and specifically his biggest star, Kevin Garnett. Rivers shot down any rumors of Garnett going to the Clippers.
"All from [the media]," the Celtics' coach said of trade rumors. "None from us. Really. I would like to say that. Sometimes I like [the media], sometimes, some of the stuff that happens is just silly. It really is. When I wake up in the morning and I hear a trade rumor that I haven't heard in my office, that's silly, and that's what happens."
The most recent rumor involved a trade that would send Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers to the Celtics and KG to the Clippers. However, Garnett would want Paul Pierce to come with him or he wouldn't waive his no-trade clause. That does sound far-fetched, but these rumors come from somewhere.
Rivers says the trade rumors are media driven, and they are. But they are not media created. A source will relay the information and journalists report it. That's the way news has worked since the dawn of time. But don't mistake a trade rumor as a fabricated story made up by a reporter to gain attention. That's just not how it works.