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January 17, 2015 Updates

Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers became the first father-son coach-player duo in NBA history on Friday after Austin was traded to the Clippers in a three-team deal on Thursday. Doc and Austin downplayed any possibility of nepotism before the game, with Austin saying his dad wouldn’t make this move or play him just because he’s his son. “My dad is too focused on his thing for that to even be an issue;that's almost a disrespectful thing to my dad," Austin said. "My dad would never, ever play me over somebody because I'm his son. If I'm not playing well, I'm sitting on the bench. He wants to win. My dad's the type of guy when I was 5 years old, we played checkers and he would not let me win.” ESPN.com

January 16, 2015 Updates
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

January 14, 2015 Updates

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