The Los Angeles Clippers have decided to trade point guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for center Marcin Gortat. Austin Rivers has been playing under his dad, Doc Rivers, ever since the middle of the 2014-2015 season.
This trade signifies that the Los Angeles Clippers are heading in a different direction. Even if center DeAndre Jordan opts in to his final year of his contract, the Clippers plan on trading him.
Gortat has one more year left on his contract. He is 34 years old and is owed $13.565 million next season. Gortat averaged 8.4 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.7 BPG, and 0.5 SPG, in all 82 games last season with the Washington Wizards.
Rivers is 37 years old. He is owed $12.65 million next season. Austin Rivers averaged 15.1 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 4 APG, 0.3 BPG, and 1.2 SPG, in 61 games last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.