Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has revealed the third team is the New Orleans Pelicans, and Grizzlies guard Quincy Pondexter is involved. Wojnarowski is reporting Pondexter would go to New Orleans, while Boston would receive forward John Salmons from New Orleans.
Wojnarowski is also reporting the Grizzlies could complete a deal with the Celtics without the involvement of New Orleans or Pondexter. They are also working with several other teams on dealing Pondexter, but the main focus is the New Orleans angle of the deal.
According to multiple reports, Austin Rivers is now involved in lieu of John Salmons. Rivers would go to the Celtics, and be eventually flipped to the Los Angeles Clippers for a Clippers second round pick.
As it stands, the framework of the proposed deal looks like this:
F Jeff Green
G Russ Smith
F Tayshaun Prince
G Austin Rivers
Grizzlies future 1st Round Pick
To NEW ORLEANS:
G Quincy Pondexter
Grizzlies future 2nd round pick
The league office is closed for the weekend, so the deal should be finalized Monday.
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