Could Celtics Draft Austin Rivers?
Celtics coach Doc Rivers left the door open for Boston selecting his son, Austin, in June’s draft, but said the team will ultimately choose based on need not bloodlines.
“I’m going to say, ‘Danny you better draft him,’” Rivers half-joked when asked if he’d select his son if he was still available when Boston is on the clock. The Celtics will have two first-round picks in this year’s draft, including one belonging to the Los Angeles Clippers (received by Boston as part of the Kendrick Perkins trade with Oklahoma City).
“And [Austin] could [still be on the board] , that could actually happen,” said Rivers. “If it happens, it happens. We’re going to do what’s best for the team.”