Celtics will get Austin Rivers, Tayshaun Prince, and pick as Pelicans enter 3-team Jeff Green trade

ESPN's Marc Stein has updated the current terms of agreement for the Jeff Green to Memphis trade that came to light yesterday, but failed to be completed before the end of the business day.

As it stands, the Pelicans have entered the picture, and have agreed in principle to the terms of a 3 team trade which sends Green to Memphis, Tayshaun Price, Austin Rivers, and a future 1st round pick to Boston, and Quincy Pondexter to New Orleans:

We've heard Austin Rivers' name come up repeatedly in the past, from all the talk before the 2012 draft, to the rumors in 2013, and even in 2014 after his father was no longer the coach of the Celtics.

So does Danny Ainge have a giant mancrush on Austin Rivers? Is it just a sheer coincidence that he happens to be part of this 3 team deal? New CelticsLife.com writer Chris Quimby brought up a different idea: could Ainge be planning on dangling Austin in front of Doc Rivers at some point in the future to get some goods from the Clippers? Or Rivers could simply end up sitting on the bench or being shipped out of town.

Prince will come to Boston with a $7.7 million expiring contract, while Rivers is on the 3rd year of his 5 year rookie contract at $2.4 million, set to make $3.1 million next year with a team option. The future 1st round pick that Boston receives will be from the Grizzlies.

UPDATE: The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy is reporting that an unnamed league source indicates that Boston WILL NOT be Rivers' final destination

From the Boston Herald

Though Austin Rivers, son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was listed as part of the deal in an ESPN report, a league source said that it's unlikely the struggling guard is heading to his father's former team.

"The bottom line is that the Celtics don't need another guard," the source said while acknowledging that Rivers has been added to the mix, it's not with the Celtics as a destination.
Instead, the trade, which must wait until the opening of league offices on Monday to be improved, is expected to bring the Celtics a future first round pick and Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince, whose $7.3 million contract is expiring.

"This deal is a continuously changing thing," said the source. "More names could still be added to it before it's over."

We will see how this trade ends up developing.