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Bill Reiter discusses the trade rumor between the Celtics and Clippers.
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-- fox sports dot com's NBA insider bill writer here talk about the rumored trade between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers the rumors go this. The Clippers would -- Eric Bledsoe perhaps crumple to the Celtics for Kevin Garnett. All various reports have said this will happen won't. And I'm hearing from NBA insiders -- general managers and -- executives. From the Western Conference is at the Clippers would like to be able to deal Eric Bledsoe because they think that Chris Paul is going to be healthy but more importantly it's a strategic move for them that allows him to go to Chris Paul who will be a free agent at the end of the season and say to him now. Chris we're gonna try to win in the short term we're gonna trade away a little bit of a long term but we need to know you're gonna come back that -- going to re sign. We're in a trade went Bledsoe who by most accounts is the best backup point guard. In the -- this allows the Clippers to just have a conversation with Paul again another small strategic piece try to -- altered committing to signing this off season. It also allows it to Vinny Del Negro does not play Andre Jordan much in the fourth quarter to have a big men that position perhaps he can trust. There's some veteran leadership there and the Clippers seem willing to take out a three year contract this -- three and a million dollars after this season. To have a better chance as he's a finals this year underwriter fox sports --