The first half of the season has been pretty drama-free for the Clippers, but the looming NBA trade deadline could cause issues for the team as it prepares to challenge for the NBA title.

Saturday morning, a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears reported that the Clippers and Celtics were discussing a deal to send Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan to Boston for Kevin Garnett. It’s the second time this season a report has linked the Clippers to the 36-year old veteran.

During a media session Saturday morning, Garnett said he would not waive his no-trade clause.

“If it’s up to me,” Garnett said, “I will live and die green all day.”

Both Paul and Griffin spoke highly of Garnett without saying the team should or shouldn’t trade for him.

“The way he competes as a player, he’s very, very serious as a competitor. His level of professionalism is off the charts,’ Griffin said. “I’ve heard that every game he’s an intense guy to be around, and that’s tough to do. To play as many games as he’s played, to still have that level of intensity every single game is tough to do.

“That’s something I really admire.”