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It looks like the LA Clippers finally got the message: Kevin Garnett wants to stay in Boston.

Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the deal that would have sent the Big Ticket to the west coast is dead, for now.

The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will remain dormant unless Clippers star Chris Paul pushes the issue with management.

Several prominent executives and coaches with championship contenders told Yahoo! Sports they believe the Clippers would become more dangerous with Garnett.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is a proponent of the deal, too, sources said.

The Celtics won't consider moving Garnett to the Clippers for any other combination of players, and won't revisit the talks unless Bledsoe and Jordan are in the package, sources said.”

Well at least we know Danny Ainge won’t give up the soul of the team without getting young, quality players back.

Woj goes on to say there is a strong belief that Garnett would accept a deal to LA if one is agreed to. That’s a pretty surprising statement since Garnett has been very adamant that he wants to stay in Boston and even Clippers guard Chauncey Billups has reportedly said Garnett is going nowhere. Of course, if Boston dealt Paul Pierce, Garnett would be much more inclined to move on as he would be surrounded by a bunch of kids and Jason Terry.

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Eric Blaisdell 2/19/2013 11:03:00 PM Edit
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