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The Clippers' efforts to acquire guard Austin Rivers from the Celtics appeared to be progressing, with one league source saying a trade could be completed Thursday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss player movement, said the trade probably would involve some combination of Clippers guard Jordan Farmar and/or forwards Chris Douglas-Roberts and Reggie Bullock. Los Angeles Times
A. Sherrod Blakely: Ainge says there's a chance Austin Rivers could be in a #Celtics uniform, adding that his status should be worked out in a couple of days. Twitter @SherrodbCSN
The Clippers were also hoping to land Rivers, the son of Clippers Coach Doc Rivers who was recently traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Boston Celtics, and were believed to be engaging the Phoenix Suns, among other teams, in talks to take on the $1.8 million in salary the Clippers would need to unload to complete such a trade. Los Angeles Times
The Memphis Grizzlies completed a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans in which they acquired forward Jeff Green from Boston and guard Russ Smith from New Orleans. In exchange, Memphis traded forward Tayshaun Prince and a protected future first round draft pick to Boston and traded guard/forward Quincy Pondexter and a 2015 second round draft pick to New Orleans, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. As part of the trade, New Orleans also has traded guard Austin Rivers to Boston. In addition, Memphis will receive a traded player exception. NBA.com
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