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Celtics to Acquire Shavlik Randolph in 3-Team Austin Rivers Trade

Doc Rivers will soon become the first father in league history to coach his son in the NBA, after the Celtics agreed to send Austin Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team trade on Thursday.

Shams Charania of Real GM was the first to report details of the long-rumored Rivers swap this afternoon.

Multiple reporters including Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe, have the full breakdown of the three-team trade.

Celtics receive: Shavlik Randolph, Chris Douglas-Roberts, 2017 Clippers second-round pick, $2.4 million trade exception
Suns receive: Reggie Bullock
Clippers receive: Austin Rivers

The Celtics need a roster spot available for the trade to officially be completed today, but that is expected to occur once the team completes a buyout of recent trade addition Nate Robinson.

Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald is also reporting the Celtics will waive Douglas-Roberts upon completion of the deal, but the team plans on keeping Randolph for now.

The 31-year-old power forward played 16 games for the Celtics in the final two months of the 2012-13 season. This season, he’s played in just 16 games for the Suns, averaging 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

Once the trade becomes official, it will go down as Boston’s fourth trade in the past five business days. The NBA doesn’t keep records on most trades made by a team within a calendar week, but the Celtics have to be in contention for that honor after this latest move.

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