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Clippers get F for Rivers deal

Let's take a look at how the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns did in their trade on Thursday. Here's a breakdown of the deal:

Celtics get: Forward Chris Douglas-Roberts, center Shavlik Randolph, 2017 Clippers second-round pick

Clippers get: Guard Austin Rivers

Suns get: Forward Reggie Bullock


Boston Celtics: B

The Celtics were never interested in Rivers' services, but willing to accommodate the New Orleans Pelicans, who preferred to send Rivers rather than John Salmons to Boston in the three-team trade with the Memphis Grizzlies that was consummated earlier this week. The goal for team president Danny Ainge then became moving Rivers without taking on salary beyond this season. Getting a second-round pick out of the deal is a happy bonus.