Report: Clips send G Rivers to Wizards for C Gortat

Report: Clips send G Rivers to Wizards for C Gortat

The Los Angeles Clippers are trading point guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards in exchange for center Marcin Gortat, according to a report from ESPN on Tuesday.Rivers, the son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, is coming off a career year after taking over as the team’s primary point guard following the trade of Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. The 25-year-old averaged 15.1 points and 4.0 assists in 61 games (59 starts), missing the entire month of January with a right Achilles tendon injury.Austin Rivers will make $12.65 million next season if he exercises his player option as expected.Gortat will make roughly $13.5 million next season on the final year of his current deal. The 34-year-old big man averaged 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 82 games last season.Gortat started at least 80 games in four of his five seasons with the Wizards.