Blake Griffin Trade With Boston Celtics Discussed By L.A. Clippers

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Feb. 22 2017, Updated 1:24 a.m. ET

A Blake Griffin trade between the L.A. Clippers and Boston Celtics has been discussed several times during the 2016-17 NBA season. Griffin is about to become a free agent during the NBA offseason, making it possible that the Clippers would look to deal him before the February 23 NBA trade deadline. Even though a deal is unlikely to happen, it might surprise some fans to learn that the discussions took place at different intervals, including very recently.

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A report by ESPN provides some more details on the Blake Griffin trade chatter, with the Boston Celtics showing a lot of interest in acquiring the All-Star power forward midseason. Griffin could certainly give the Celtics a huge boost of momentum for the second half of the regular season and into the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Despite it boiling down to a player rental, Griffin is the type of player who might convince Celtics president Danny Ainge to start dealing from his treasure trove of future draft picks.

It’s important to point out that these Blake Griffin trade rumors don’t indicate that a deal will take place or that a deal is even close between the Boston Celtics and L.A. Clippers. In fact, ESPN even stated that it is “unlikely” that the two sides will come to terms on a trade. The Clippers likely want to keep Griffin in Los Angeles, while the Celtics want some guarantees that Griffin is willing to sign a long-term contract extension to remain in Boston. That won’t keep fans from discussing the possibilities on social media.

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