The Los Angeles Clippers will trade Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Rivers, 25, is coming off his best season yet. He posted averages of 15.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.0apg.
It’s a sort of surprising move, but a move that was bound to happen.
Wizards star, John Wall, said that the team needed to get a more athletic big, and trading Gortat might be the first step to doing so.
It’s worth pointing out, and maybe the Wizards front office made an attempt, but acquiring DeAndre Jordan, in the trade, might have satisfied Wall’s desires.
As for the Clippers, it’s no secret that DeAndre Jordan is most likely on his way out of L.A. Even though Gortat isn’t as dominant as Jordan, he’s a solid replacement.