Source: Celtics Not Trying to Draft Rivers
In fact, a couple of theorists suggested (Austin) Rivers signed a lucrative long-term extension with the Celtics last summer so he could rebuild with Austin as one of his centerpieces.
“Ridiculous,” Celtics boss Danny Ainge declared.
“Nonsense,” Doc (Rivers) concurred.
Boston has the No. 21 and 22 picks and, according to team sources, has no intention of breaking its back to move up and grab the coach’s son.
Austin said he hasn’t talked to anyone in the Celtics organization, nor was he asked to work out for them. He attributes that to two factors: He will likely be gone by the time the Celtics pick and they already know his personality and his game.
“I think it would be interesting and cool to play for my dad,” Austin said. “Obviously it would require us going from a father-son relationship to a coach-player one, but I’d love it. I’m not expecting it to happen though.”