Clippers’ Austin Rivers traded to Wizards for Marcin Gortat

Ruben Hill
June 27, 2018

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Clippers will send Austin Rivers to Washington, while the Wizards will ship veteran big man Marcin Gortat to Los Angeles. The Clippers went 42-40 and finished 10th in the West.

Gortat had been with the Wizards five seasons, averaging 8.5 points and 7 rebounds this year.

Last season, Gortat averaged 25.3 minutes per game, his fewest since his third year in the National Basketball Association, as well as 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds.

Rivers will address another concern that Wall brought up - scoring off the bench. Wall missed half of last season due to injury.

The news comes after The New York Times' Marc Stein reported earlier Tuesday that DeAndre Jordan is contemplating opting into his $24.1 million contract with the Clippers and facilitating a trade.

However, Rivers' three-plus seasons in Los Angeles saw rumors of behind-the-scenes dissent from people in the organization who felt Rivers received preferential treatment from Clippers coach Doc Rivers, his father. That would be ideal for the Clippers, since they would have the option of trading Jordan for assets instead of losing him for nothing via free agency.

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