Guard Austin Rivers has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he joins his father: head coach Doc Rivers.
The Clippers acquired Rivers on Thursday (Jan. 15) in a three-team deal with the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns.
L.A. sent former first-round pick Reggie Bullock to the Suns, while sending swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 second-round draft pick to the Celtics. Boston also got Phoenix big man Shavlik Randolph in the trade and generated a $2.4 million trade exception.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Austin Rivers will become the first son to play for his father, when he makes his first appearance with the Clippers. Previously, Coby Karl was briefly a member of the Nuggets in 2010 under father George Karl, but did not play.
In addition to acquiring Rivers, ESPN reports that the Clippers have waived veteran guard Jordan Farmar to create the roster room needed for the deal. The Boston Herald reported Thursday that the Celtics plan to release Douglas-Roberts.
Furthermore, the Clippers are expected to pursue Nate Robinson, who has agreed to terms on a buyout with the Celtics after being traded to Boston from Denver earlier in the week. The Celtics requested waivers on Robinson on Thursday.