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NBA roundup: Three-team trade could send Rivers to Clippers

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The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to send Austin Rivers to the Celtics as part of a five-player trade that would send Jeff Green from Boston to Memphis.

Rivers, the son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and is expected to be dealt before he ever plays in Boston, according to Yahoo Sports.

A trade call with the teams and the NBA that would finalize the deal was set for Monday.

Austin Rivers could be dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers, where his father is head coach and team president.

The Pelicans apparently were recruited to join the trade struck Friday by the Celtics and Memphis by sending Rivers to Boston and taking guard Quincy Pondexter from the Grizzlies.

On Friday, Boston and Memphis came to terms on the larger elements of a deal, with the Celtics agreeing to send Green, a forward, to the Grizzlies for forward Tayshaun Prince’s $7.7 million expiring contract and a future first-round pick.

The Pelicans also will send point guard Russ Smith to Memphis as part of the transaction and receive a future second-round pick from the Grizzlies.

–The Miami Heat signed guard Tyler Johnson to a 10-day contract from the D-League, according to the Miami Herald.

Johnson was with the Heat during training camp but did not make the season-opening roster. The former Fresno State star is averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for the Sioux Falls SkyForce.

–Atlanta Hawks guard John Jenkins, assigned to the NBA Development League, is sidelined by a left hamstring injury suffered in a game Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated Monday.

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