The NBA Trade period has now passed and the deadline was met with a feckless string of deals which saw a few deck chairs swap Titanics. However one deal stood out as a game changer. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Jeff Green in exchange for Lance Stephenson and a first round pick. This deal is viewed with skepticism by many outside the four walls of Clipperland, but from within there is optimism that this is the move that will finally push them over the hump.
In order to hush the skeptics, the Clippers have exclusively released to The Shirtfront text messages between the two key decision makers in the organisation. It is hoped that this will show to the world the incredible depth of analysis, research, and due diligence that went in to making this important trade. Perhaps after reading these messages, the people can finally stop picking on the poor old Clippers: