The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have had ongoing discussions about a trade that would send Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan for Kevin Garnett.
There is internal reluctance within both front offices on whether such a trade would make sense, according to sources.
Garnett would also have to waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to the Clippers.
Garnett has a home in Malibu and is a close friend to Chauncey Billups, which is believed to make his approval a distinct possibility should a deal be reached.
The Clippers are increasingly confident that they will sign Chris Paul in the offseason, which has increased the odds of dealing Bledsoe.
ESPN reports that Vinny Del Negro is pushing for the trade, but that the Clippers' front office is against moving Bledsoe and Jordan for Garnett.