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Reports: Celtics Interested in Acquiring Austin Rivers?

The Boston Celtics may be looking to add a familiar face on draft night. According to reports from Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald and John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Boston is targeting New Orleans Pelicans' guard Austin Rivers in a trade.

Rivers is the son of former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. The second-year guard was drafted by the Pelicans at the no. 10 spot in 2012. The former Duke star has been an inconsistent member of the Pelicans rotation since entering the NBA, averaging just 7 points per game on 39 percent shooting from the field during 130 career games.

Rivers is scheduled to earn $2.4 million dollars next season.

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