"That's my job," Doc Rivers said Friday in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols.
"If you think you can make your team better, you make your team better," Rivers said, speaking one day after a report that the New York Knicks let the Clippers know they are open to trading Carmelo Anthony without getting stars Chris Paul, Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan in return.
"We're not talking to anyone; people are talking to us -- I guess I can say that," Rivers told ESPN. "Listen, we love our team. We believe we are good enough right now. Having said that, my job is to look at this team and see if we can get better. And if we can, we'll do it."
By rule, the Clippers couldn't deal Griffin to the Knicks with Derrick Rose still on New York's roster. A provision in the league's collective bargaining agreement says teams cannot have two designated rookie max extensions on their roster via trade.
But Rivers said even his son was on the table as a potential trade piece.
"Listen, I would trade anyone," Rivers said. "You have to be willing to do that ... and he would be one of them. And any of them would be one. But I don't want to trade any of our guys. I like our team."