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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Updated: February 4, 1:53 PM ET
Report: Clippers eye Kevin Garnett

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The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in acquiring Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics, the Sporting News reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources.

While the Sporting News reported that officials from both teams talked about a deal before the Celtics beat the Clippers 106-104 on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard that no trade talks have taken place between the teams.

There are those within the Clippers organization who are intrigued by the idea of adding Garnett and others who don't like it because of the two years and $23.5 million remaining on his contract after this season, sources told ESPN.

According to the Sporting News, a potential deal would also involve the Clippers' Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler.


The Clippers have lost six of their past eight games and have been hampered by injuries to guards Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has maintained in recent days that the team is in wait-and-see mode, and if it continues to win and show an ability to be competitive with top-tier teams, he would prefer to stick it out with the current core.

Asked about any potential roster moves before Sunday's game, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said, "We really haven't talked about [moves]. Honestly. We obviously can because we need a body. But we really haven't talked about it much at all. Nothing really. What I think Danny [Ainge] is doing is probably doing all the work right now and I'm sure this week maybe, or who knows in two weeks, he'll come with a long list of scenarios."

Garnett, 36, has a no-trade clause and two years left on his contract.

The trade deadline is Feb. 21.

ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard and ESPN Boston's Celtics reporter Chris Forsberg contributed to this report.