As first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Clippers will be sending guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards in exchange for center Marcin Gortat. And considering Doc himself has a say in making these trades, it means he likely signed off traded his son to another team.
It was just a few days ago when Rivers opted in for a fifth season with the team and was scheduled to make $12.65 million for the 2018-2019 season.
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Wizards are reportedly the NBA's latest trade partners.
The reason the deal is surprising is it breaks up the first father-son coach-player duo in NBA history, although Doc Rivers is no longer in charge of basketball operations for the Clippers. It wasn't much of a blockbuster trade, but Kyle Kuzma's reaction is a sign of bigger things to come. On the very same day news broke that Jordan would opt into his contract as a way to facilitate a trade to the Dallas Mavericks, there appears to be a pretty massive trade in the works. Past year he averaged 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game.
Gortat has one year and $13.5 million left on his contract.