Celtics, Clippers deal talks again reach stalemate

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The standoff continues.

Though the Celtics and Clippers made progress on a blockbuster deal that would ultimately send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to LA and DeAndre Jordan to Boston, the two teams again reached an impasse Monday, league sources told the Globe.

The primary issue heading into the day was Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe: the Celtics wanted him, along with a pair of draft picks; the Clippers didn’t want to give him up.

However, the two teams have apparently agreed that Bledsoe, an athletic point guard whom the Clippers would ultimately hope to keep to use in a trade later this summer, will not be apart of the deal, and they moved on to more pressing matters, such as the Celtics request for salary cap relief.

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