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January 12, 2015 Updates

No deal to send Austin Rivers to the Clippers had been completed as of Sunday night, though it was likely he was going to the Celtics as part of a three-team trade. While Doc Rivers said he’d be open to coaching his son on Saturday, new updates were hard to come by a day later. “I know there's been all these rumors and stuff, and I can't talk about that,” he said. “We're going to do what we need to do. I can tell you that." Orange County Register

January 11, 2015 Updates

The Pelicans had failed to find a deal for Rivers, whom they declined his third-year option for the summer of 2015, allowing him to become a free agent. Boston has discussed a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers to reunite Rivers and his father, Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies, on the brink of strengthening themselves for a deep run into the Western Conference playoffs, are working to finalize a three-team deal to acquire Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Memphis, Boston and New Orleans are in the advanced stages of a deal framework that would send the Grizzlies' Tayshaun Prince, New Orleans' Austin Rivers and a future Memphis first-round pick to the Celtics, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The trade is expected to be official Monday when the NBA league office opens and Green is in Boston awaiting the official trade. According to an NBA source, the Celtics do not have interest in keeping Rivers, son of former coach Doc Rivers, and are looking for landing spots for the third-year guard. Boston Globe

Memphis would send forward Quincy Pondexter to the Pelicans and the Pelicans will move guard Russ Smith to the Grizzlies, sources said. The teams still have issues to work The trade can’t be made official until the league office reopens on Monday. The Pelicans had agreed to send John Salmons to the Celtics on Friday, but backed away and pushed to include Rivers in the trade instead, league souces said. Yahoo! Sports

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