I MUST PLAY FOR CELTICS: Austin Rivers to join Celtics “he has made his statement…….

“We’ll see if that’s something that will come to fruition.”

Malcolm Brogdon and the Boston Celtics seem to have a tumultuous relationship. According to recent rumors, the NBA’s current Sixth Man of the Year harbors some ill will toward his team, especially because of how they treated the elbow injury he sustained last season.

If he is to miss extended time, the Celtics’ backcourt could be compromised until his return. But at least one NBA guard has since expressed interest in shipping up to Boston.

“I had a great talk with [Celtics president] Brad [Stevens] actually like a week ago,” Austin Rivers said on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” “I told him I’d love to be a part of the team. He said a lot of positive things. We’ll see if that’s something that will come to fruition.”

Rivers has played for seven different teams since he was drafted 10th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. Last season, Rivers averaged 4.9 points per game while shooting 43.5% from the field and 35% from the 3-point line in 19.5 minutes per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

His father, Doc Rivers, served as the team’s head coach when the Celtics won the 2008 NBA Finals, therefore he has ties to Boston. Rivers still has admiration for the franchise and the leaders there, even though his father no longer lives in Boston.

“I’ve always loved Brad,” Rivers declared. I have always admired him.

It’s difficult to predict whether the Celtics will ultimately sign Rivers, especially since they appear to have reached an agreement with Lamar Stevens. Time will tell if Rivers gets a shot in Boston, though, if Brogdon misses his opportunity.

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