The Boston Celtics may be looking to add a familiar face on draft night. According to reports from Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald and John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Boston is targeting New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Austin Rivers in a trade.
Source says Clippers were never offered Austin Rivers. But keep an eye on Boston as a possible landing spot for Doc’s kid.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) June 26, 2014
Chatter going on about the Boston Celtics interested in acquiring Pelicans guard Austin Rivers in a trade.
— John Reid (@JohnReid64) June 26, 2014
Rivers is the son of former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. The second-year guard was drafted by the Pelicans at the no. 10 spot in 2012. The former Duke star has been an inconsistent member of the Pelicans rotation since entering the NBA, averaging just 7 points per game on 39 percent shooting from the field during 130 career games.
Rivers is scheduled to earn $2.4 million dollars next season.