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Eric Bledsoe not expected to be traded on draft night

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02:01 PM ET 06.26 | There have been intense rumors circulating that the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to package guard Eric Bledsoe in a draft night deal to the Orlando Magic. But while the trade seems to make a whole lot of sense, especially since the Clippers already have a star guard in Chris Paul, Orlando Magic beat writer Josh Robbins is reporting that no trade appears to be imminent and if a deal is made it likely won't happen until after the draft. But Robbins cites new head coach Doc Rivers as the reason a trade might not happen, which is ironic considering he's the reason all the trade rumors have been swirling in the first place. Rivers likes Chris Paul and isn't denying that he's the leader of the franchise. But He also apparently likes what Bledsoe brings to the team and isn't going to rush the trade of a hot young player.

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June 26, 2013  11:20 PM ET

Doc held on to his oldies for wayyy too long in Boston as well. You can't get ALL the players all the time Doc. If Afflalo is available (along with the proposed rookie involved), they should pull the trigger. Clearly Clips cannot hold on to Bledsoe long term.

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