D.J. White’s 10-day contract expires at midnight Saturday and Shavlik Randolph’s 10-day contract expires midnight Sunday.
“I think they belong,” Rivers added. “They work hard at it, they are great in the locker room, but other than that, honestly, I haven’t really given it a lot of thought.”
White has played just four scoreless minutes against Golden State and Randolph has yet to play.
A son is sidelined
While the Celtics have had their share of injuries, Rivers dealt with more bad news this week when it was announced that his son Austin, a rookie guard for the New Orleans Hornets, would likely miss 4-6 weeks with a broken right (shooting) hand.
Austin was injured Wednesday against the Lakers, and the injury could end his season. He was averaging 6.2 points and 2.1 assists in 23.2 minutes.
“It’s a bummer,” the coach said. “I thought he was playing great over the last six weeks. He was playing terrific. They were keeping him on the floor. The good part about it is now he knows he can play. He knows he can play well.”
Rivers added, “He [was shooting] 5 for 5 before he got injured. Then he took one shot with a broken hand, which tells you his mentality right there.”