The move will break up the father-son combo for the Clippers, which has been together in LA since January 2015 when he was traded twice in a matter of days. And considering Doc himself has a say in making these trades, it means he likely signed off traded his son to another team.More news: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel's PC market
On January 16, 2015 Rivers made his debut for the Clippers and became the first son to play for his father in an National Basketball Association game. The reactions to the news of the trade were as amusing as you'd expect.
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With the Clippers, Gortat provides insurance in case starting center DeAndre Jordan opts not to exercise his $24.1 million player option for next season. While Gortat established an alter ego as the "Polish Hammer", not missing a regular season or playoff game over the past two seasons and setting punishing screens to free up his teammates, his role on the court had been diminished as the team favored smaller players. A year ago he averaged 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game.
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