The KG to the Clippers with Rivers grumblings are pretty loud now, and the other 28 teams (WE ARE THE 93%) have a lot of unsettled feeling about how they went out this year.
I mean, the Wolves have Pek anxiety… AK47 anxiety… O.J. Mayo anxiety… Shabazz anxiety… and they’re the Wolves.
But the restless panic of these Californians driving the internet need to hear something. Something like: Los Angeles, please sit down. Relax.
I know. I know. Everybody cares. Everybody understands. The Lakers didn’t show well this year and Dwight’s gotta be figured out again. The Clips are being remade and got Chris to keep. But this kind of stuff is ridiculous…
The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippersare reportedly in talks to execute a blockbuster trade that would involve sending superstar Dwight Howard to the other side of Staples Center in return for Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe, ESPN reported via Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne on Saturday.
Their report cites “sources close to the process,” and gives detail on the moving parts necessary to make such a deal even conceivable. In addition to the Lakers, the Boston Celtics are players in this scenario as well, speaking with the Clips about a transaction that involves moving Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers.
No one knows who these sources are, because they wouldn’t be as candid if they lacked anonymity. But considering the pedigree of both Stein and Shelburne, two of the most reliable scribes in the business, there is certainly some merit to the report.
And then there’s another A-list writer in Yahoo Sports’ NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski who reported that such a deal is beyond far-fetched and that it would never happen. His sources are anything but optimistic that something will come to fruition.
There’s a common perception that the Lakers and Clippers don’t do a lot of business together by design, but if both beams saw a mutually-beneficial outcome in a possible sign-and-trade, they would only be doing due diligence to entertain it.
It comes down to one question: Which source is correct on this one?
Reporting on sources. That’s what we’re left with at this point. We’ll break down who’s sources performed best after this.
When Los Angeles is driving your league’s media coverage this is what happens. It’s hollowness will haunt you.