Apr 27, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe (12) brings the ball up court during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Memphis won 104-83. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Woj: Doc Rivers tells Clippers to hold Off on trading Bledsoe

Current Boston Celtics head Doc Rivers has to told Los Angeles Clippers management to hold on to Eric Bledsoe as he would like to coach him next season in a Clipper uniform according to sources. The blockbuster trade has hit a impasse due to Danny Ainge wanting to much for a one-year supply of Kevin Garnett. If the Clippers include Bledsoe the deal is likely done.

Here’s the report from Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

Boston general manager Danny Ainge has requested Bledsoe and a second first-round pick, but all involved believe that Bledsoe’s inclusion into the package would get a deal done. Rivers has delivered word to Clippers management that they shouldn’t include Bledsoe into a package for him because he wants to coach him in Los Angeles, sources said.

Bledsoe had been in Celtics-Clippers discussions until Saturday morning, league sources tell Y! Boston won’t do deal without him.

via Celtics-Clippers talks to send Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett to L.A. stall

Bledsoe will be a restricted free agent in 2014 and it will be difficult to pay him a market value with Chris Paul on the roster.

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