Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett trade to Clippers is reportedly 'close to being done'

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The pieces are coming together for a blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are reaching the finer points of a deal that would send forward Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.

Boston's Jason Terry and Courtney Lee were part of the most recent discussions, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Either of their $5.2 million contracts could be shipped along with Garnett as the Celtics have put aside their aspirations to acquire Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe.

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports Boston is now willing to find financial relief rather than push for draft picks in the deal.

For more on the trade talks: Visit Celtics Blog and Clips Nation

Additionally, it appears that Los Angeles small forward Caron Butler could be joining a package that includes center DeAndre Jordan and a first-round draft pick, Turner reports. Butler's $8 million per year deal expires after next season and combined with Jordan's $11 million would nearly align with Garnett's $12.4 million and either of Lee or Terry's deals that each have two years left.

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