The Boston Celtics are not what they once were. They lost Ray Allen to the Miami Heat. They lost Rajon Rondo to injury. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are older. Yet, they still cling to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. That may change if the club decides to trade Garnett.
According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting news, the Los Angeles Clippers have contacted the Celtics about a possible trade involving Kevin Garnett.
Sources tell Sporting News that the #Clippers have contacted the #Celtics about Kevin Garnett. Offer would include Caron Butler and Beldsoe.
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) February 3, 2013
The deal would have to be a mutually beneficial one which could be difficult at this point. Garnett is nearing the end of his career, and may not net the Celtics as much as they'd like in return. Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe, though, would be nice compensation. If they can get it done.
Garnett is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Those numbers are far below his career averages of 19.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, but Garnett could certainly help the Clippers. And if the Clippers gave up Bledsoe, the Celtics would have a solution to their loss of Rondo.