Thursday, January 15, 2015

Austin Rivers Offically Traded to L.A.

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The fun continues for Danny Ainge and the Celtics as they made yet another trade on Thursday.

According to ESPN; Austin Rivers has been traded to the Clippers as part of a three-team deal involving the Phoenix Suns.

Los Angeles sent Reggie Bullock to the Suns, and swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 second-round draft pick to the Celtics. Big man Shavlik Randolph was acquired by the C's from Phoenix and a $2.4 million trade exception was also created.

Rivers, who was acquired by the Celtics from the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade on Monday that sent Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies, will become the first son to play for his father in NBA history.

Doc Rivers was asked last week if he would show any type of favoritism towards his son, Rivers replied, "I probably show favoritism to Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. I love my son, but I think I'm going to still favor Blake and Chris and those guys." [ESPN Boston]

The Clippers plan to waive veteran guard Jordan Farmar to create a roster spot, and it's expected that they will go after newly bought out Nate Robinson (acquired for Jameer Nelson and waived by the Celtics in the last 48 hours), after he was traded from Denver to Boston. The guard is officially on waivers.

Randolph returns for his second go-around in Boston to add some help off the Celtics bench, in case Brandon Bass is dealt between now and the trading deadline on February 19.

The Boston Herald first reported that Douglas-Roberts would be released

The Celtics have made four separate trades in the last five days, and Ainge continues to pile up more assets, as there are potentially as many as 14-picks over the next two-drafts .

Let the rebuild keep rolling, full-steam ahead Danny.

Joel Pavón
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