The Los Angeles Clippers are trading guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for center Marcin Gortat, league sources tell ESPN.
Very curious to see Docís reaction. But both players were trouble for their respective locker rooms, so the deal makes sense for that purpose alone. Wizards will save about $1.5 million in luxury tax.
Only until they end up signing a center. This will probably end up putting them further into tax after all is said and done.
I like this move for Washington though. They needed depth and got it. They now have 2 quality bench players in Rivers and Oubre along with some serviceable rotational players in Satoransky, Meeks, and Mahinmi. Signing Dwight is now a necessity and would be a huge move for them.
For LAC I find it not as strong. I guess they had a log jam at guard with Beverly, Milos, Lou Williams, and Rivers which is cleared up a little and they got insurance for if DJ walks.