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January 10, 2015 Updates

Though Austin Rivers, son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was listed as part of the deal in an ESPN report, a league source said that it's unlikely the struggling guard is heading to his father's former team. "The bottom line is that the Celtics don't need another guard," the source said while acknowledging that Rivers has been added to the mix, it's not with the Celtics as a destination. Boston Herald

Instead, the trade, which must wait until the opening of league offices on Monday to be approved, is expected to bring the Celtics a future first round pick and Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince, whose $7.3 million contract is expiring. "This deal is a continuously changing thing," said the source. "More names could still be added to it before it's over." Boston Herald

The Pelicans agreed to trade guard to the Boston Celtics on Saturday as part of a three-team deal, which includes acquiring small forward Quincy Pondexter from the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources confirmed. The deal also involves the Celtics sending forward Jeff Green to the Grizzlies in exchange for forward Tayshaun Prince and his expiring $7.7 million contract. Rivers was drafted by the Pelicans as the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, but he struggled to meet expectations during his 2 1/2 seasons in New Orleans. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Sources told ESPN.com that the Pelicans have been recruited to join the trade struck Friday by the Celtics and Grizzlies by sending Rivers to Boston and taking on guard Quincy Pondexter from the Grizzlies. On Friday, as ESPN.com first reported, Boston and Memphis came to terms on the larger elements of a deal, with the Celtics agreeing to send Green to the Grizzlies for Tayshaun Prince's $7.7 million expiring contract and a future first-round pick. ESPN.com

Marc Stein: Remains to be seen if deal is pushed through today or if it waits until league office opens Monday. But the three teams have agreed to terms Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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