When rumors broke that Kevin Garnett could be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, it sent ripples throughout the basketball world. Could it actually happen? What would it take? Based on Garnett's stipulations for waiving his no-trade clause, the deal could actually be done.
According to Shaun Powell, writer for Sports on Earth, Garnett has some specific requirements for waiving his no-trade clause.
Told Kevin Garnett will not waive no trade unless Pierce is dealt, and then only to LA. Lives in Malibu.
— Shaun Powell (@Powell2daPeople) February 4, 2013
The Clippers would love to have another big man to help Griffin down low. They also have a surplus of talent at point guard as soon as Chris Paul returns. The Celtics need a point guard. However, the Clippers do not need Paul Pierce, and they probably don't want him. That could be the deal breaker.
Garnett is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. He is inching closer to the end of his career, and his production has dipped slightly, but he can still help. He has managed to help keep the Celtics in the playoff hunt despite their injury concerns this year. Now, the question is whether the Clippers think he can help enough to pull of a deal with Boston.