New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-way deal with the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celtics. As a result, Rivers and his dad Doc will become the first father-son coach-player duo in NBA history.
Trade call, I'm told, scheduled this afternoon: Austin Rivers to LA, Reggie Bullock to PHX and, via @shamscharania, Shavlik Randolph to BOS— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 15, 2015
Celtics also poised to come away with the 2017 second-rounder they were hoping to land from LAC and likewise generate $2.4M trade exception— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 15, 2015
Doc's mission: find his son's game, which has been missing ever since James Harden put him on skates exactly one year ago today. The 2012 first-round draft pick has been dreadful for the Pels, shooting 38 percent this season while averaging just 6.8 PPG.
"Good times," said no Pelicans fan ever.
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