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January 15, 2015 Updates

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

In the case of Robinson, anyway, business is completed. A source said yesterday that though paperwork on the one-time Celtic’s buyout wasn’t signed, “as far as everyone is concerned, he’s been bought out.” Though the Celtics continue to make good progress on a variety of other transactional fronts as well, a source said that the team should start finalizing the deals currently on Danny Ainge’s table today. Boston Herald

The Celtics are looking into potential deals for Prince, reasoning that there could be yet another future draft pick for an experienced veteran small forward. A buyout is considered a secondary option. . . . The Celtics and Clippers were still looking for a third team to facilitate a trade of Rivers to Los Angeles. The Celtics expect to receive two expiring contracts in return. Boston Herald

Evan Turner injured his right thumb in the first quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Hawks, and had it heavily bandaged with ice after the game. He told CSNNE.com that they would look at "pictures" of it in the morning, and determine how serious the injury is. CSNNE.com

January 14, 2015 Updates

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

Steve Bulpett: Celts will send Austin Rivers to Clippers, but have to wait to clear roster space for two expiring contracts. Twitter @SteveBHoop

January 13, 2015 Updates

Eric Pincus: Added Nate Robinson to Boston Celtics - Jameer Nelson off @BBallInsiders estimate a $625k TPE generated basketballinsiders.com/boston-celtics… Twitter @EricPincus


How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.


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