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Stephen A. Smith on Doc to the Clippers

Jun 17, 2013|

Stephen A. joined the show to discuss the status of trade negotiations between the Clippers and the Celtics. Stephen said that it is a 50-50 proposition that Doc ends up in Los Angeles.

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Final hour of Dennis and Callahan and -- monstrous is every day we get a chance to talk to Stephen A Smith is a good day he joins us on the AT&T hotline. AT&T'S. LTE. That morning Stephen -- how aria. We're very well I in this broadcast that about 605 this morning -- all respect to the Bruins and Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals. The US open golf tournament Marion and the heat and the spurs for -- The most fascinating weekend sports story it was the Doc Rivers Danny -- LA clippers story it's seems to me and tell me if I'm wrong here so I've broken down. Doc wants to keep the old gang attacked and make it one more -- -- the camp KG and Paul. One more season and it wants to rebuild and that is the nature of the discord would you agree. What the nature of the discourse to some degree the other thing is that you know you do it the people work with the same old you can have a great relationship with people but at the same on nine years nine years you communicating one individual. You can't grow a little bit tired of one another even -- you can't respect one another and you genuinely like. There's also the issue of his projector remember Eagles aren't ball that you wanna do change your way you want experience in the trade. An op Ed McDougal and the law and in the California -- -- workshop -- please just go and you'll have to take into account the fact that somebody like Chris Paul. Who does who stepped on under the dollar contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Desperately that the -- want equality coached. Well somebody's neck and gal and I should stick to elevate him to a local level and that that anybody that could do that it Doc Rivers. And -- dock where you're going to lead. Or our Rondell you certainly Oman. Taken Chris Paul that consolation for a and so all of those factors into the equation that ultimately. All caught the view held by Andy because he had Doc Rivers in the country that. You so. He's the one that would have to okay the deal that would involve trading KG in the event they -- -- waive his no trade call. He's got it has the right to make decisions that the weather and apple Christian -- million this year will be bored out obvious dollar. So or that they -- card that the age old and as a result. He's going to that the maximum allotment to the best but the ability to keep Egypt and the public works and bomb. It yet of what he argued would have Eric Bledsoe font. But not be one of those deals with the clippers and that getting everything they want -- and does not the eighties and small that watch that that's not going to happen. And and the likelihood that. You know you're either gonna get what you want a strong degree of -- not one but that situation. We seem to think we know what is wanted on the Boston and doc wants to stay with the old gang Danny wants to change from the cup -- it seems to me there are two ways. They can keep Chris Paul that would be bring in Doc Rivers or bring in Dwight Howard is that about right. No because the white -- not that important in the equation for the white Alex and that in order for the -- out and the law and look what -- The lakers would be happy to wheel and deal. And do a deal with the law -- -- -- what I've always been told Donald so we'll never do a deal with more closely to help them in anyway here that don't want. Number two. When you look at Dwight Howard and some of the drama that comes with that need to do is considerably better offensively going to be archery Jordan. Both of them liabilities at the -- a lot so if you -- -- And can you looking to hook the ball for your front line. You want to facilitate a deal that would enable you to get somebody to help you if you will operate. That's not what the white how -- you going to do anymore and the IG -- Oakley looks to. KG would happen in Britain Italy 37 years that they can expect if it -- that he would jump shots. It gives you will operate you just wanna pay AG with somebody that the relative or -- our. At the -- having them down low watch himself. But if you could pick a game with a blade grip that that would be ideal the other thing is that in any game you would at Wembley principal what you ask. Packaged ordered because Blake Griffin has more value on the trade market bin I had no idea -- Jordan. He's more box all this. He's better he's got a strong up side. All the little things work well where the RJ Jordan at school project. But obviously you talk in the Andre Jordan you're talking about a package deal that would have walked Eric Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe somebody that the clippers that we wanna hold don't want to. They're not going to be able to pull that at all because everybody that Eric -- And that would let still want out because he believes he's good enough to be starting right leak which as -- to be in a perennial back of course all. Well he would be a back up here would -- if Ron those days. He Libya back but you'll also hear rumors about Rondo ultimately be bold because what KG and Paul -- focal point favorite Rhonda will want. Them that you have an insurance policy and Eric Bledsoe. Not -- -- key. But also to trade in the event there -- were -- able -- have a tradable commodity. Yeah absolutely -- Still assist teenager you're there you're the -- you talk of people. In your gut what do you think happens here does this deal get done. -- I think that the that the that the shot that you get on the track where they ball. I don't think dock of the sit out for the year ended in television and all the I think you -- the current state coach and -- next year for durable. Off the -- -- to see an opportunity to get again you know. And begin box office attractions some degree they're not and Blake Griffin didn't get some quality young god that. You can help build around but it clearly you've got it going that direction you're gaining eight Uga is going to be a deal that you want to make because you know you're an -- this law -- And it stopped them all directions and got rid is the one hot commodity yet. -- -- certain that Paul -- an 1830 spot. If not what they used to be even though they can still you know contribute to a championship. Situation. Not that got the built around -- more if you do and eat you notice that anybody so as a result of rule him to get a deal done. And Doc Rivers is the one -- that you passed that that's an eight or. Do you think it does Donald Sterling know that Doc Rivers makes seven million dollars a year the aware of that. Yet seen that yet. For what I'm told. He's certainly not happy about that as we know that he is cheap that they come. At the saint Cobb who also have -- considered and I'm certainly not joking about that ought obviously lost -- side. Earlier this year doctor buss owner of the lakers all you know past orders well -- this so. And that's a result which you have a situation where a guy. Are you are you looking Mitchell's own mortality. -- -- side of the -- -- -- your money now he's got the citrix sector isn't that much of a priority that Donald Sterling as it once was. Now it's really about unit on and trying to win some games and that's where you are right now and I think that's what -- mindset. How does the it's just say false -- -- the deal doesn't get made. Is it going to be tough for Doc Rivers the come back here next year work with Danny -- again rebuilding Exxon's. Don't know it's not that could not because they have an understanding what about the did nothing that's going more on that either of them don't know what god and haven't talked about woman. -- They're communicating during this whole process stocks telling him what's going on -- telling him it's going yeah. And we know the heat win game six that's like -- given that wins game seven -- What are the spurt so when the series in seven games even go out -- the be all my mentality sent. If you whisper. It's one of those situations where you don't steal one of my annual and protect home court and I believe I've seen this too good. To lose two games in Cairo. -- 48 minutes removed from a potential world championship that's just how are you. So I I assume that. The spurs -- happy it's going back to Miami which they do and they will be at the whole ball one of these games I predict my Andrew Warren didn't say spurs win games. Get out of here with a -- today is -- that good to make enough of a difference in the short term. With the LA clippers looking at a miniscule. Window of opportunity with KG and maybe Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers. To make it there while. If Doc Rivers get to the clippers and he's able to get. KG and or -- -- with him yeah and you can hold don't want to Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. I believe that the clippers would be in the Western Conference finals and I believe it that shattered the world champion. -- have you heard any -- on -- not. With. Yet if if doc leaves -- names of his replacement who might be year. I have not I have not had a particularly cute guys haven't thought about that. It Doc Rivers and obviously a -- Group has gold in the NBA going to have to look at the list that would notes will be caught a fish haven't thought about it at all. -- I OK I knew what the finals thanks for much of the time as always we appreciate it very much. Stephen -- Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T hotline AT&T four GL TD.

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