The Los Angeles Clippers were said to want to be major players in this free agency period, and a lot of that talk surrounded potentially bringing in one of the top names like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony, but despite that, one name that has constantly come up is someone that isn’t even a free agent. No, the scenario that keeps coming up is Paul Pierce coming out to Los Angeles to reunite with Doc Rivers.
Recently, the Brooklyn Nets have said they’re not interested in any sort of deal, but that apparently isn’t stopping the Clippers nor Rivers from pursuing.
Earlier on Friday it was reported that the Clippers signed free agent Spencer Hawes to a four-year $23 million deal, but now we’re learning that there might be a bigger motive behind that.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Rivers would like to work out a sign-and-trade deal with the Cavaliers, that would still leave room for Pierce to come to LA.
Doc Rivers trying to work sign-and-trade w/ Cavs for Hawes, preserving Clippers exception to still target Paul Pierce, sources tell Y.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2014
This certainly makes sense, and has the potential to work out in the favor of the Clippers and Rivers, the question is whether or not the Nets want to play ball.