You know that rumor about Blake Griffin possibly being dealt for the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony that sprang this weekend? Well, those were completely false according to Doc Rivers. The head coach swatted down the rumor and called out ESPN for reporting the story:
"It’s just stupid. My whole issue with any of that crap, that network, to me, reports a story they created." -- Doc Rivers on ESPN story— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) January 5, 2014
(more) "Then, they do reports on it for the next two days, on a story, they created. But, it's stupid."— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) January 5, 2014
Not that Griffin is a bad player or anything:
"If you’re the Knicks or whoever, wouldn’t you want Blake Griffin? I would. I don’t see what the story is." - Doc Rivers— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) January 5, 2014
Rivers and the Clippers should've been able to focus on the game against the Spurs with the trade talks denied, but instead they're losing 76-49 in the third quarter.
[via Dan Woike]