Clippers get: Guard Austin Rivers
Suns get: Forward Reggie Bullock
Boston Celtics: B
The Celtics were never interested in Rivers' services, but willing to accommodate the New Orleans Pelicans, who preferred to send Rivers rather than John Salmons to Boston in the three-team trade with the Memphis Grizzlies that was consummated earlier this week. The goal for team president Danny Ainge then became moving Rivers without taking on salary beyond this season. Getting a second-round pick out of the deal is a happy bonus.