Rivers, of course, coached Pierce with the Celtics. That didn’t make the signing any better, but it probably helped lure Pierce to Los Angeles (as did L.A. being Pierce’s native city).
Likewise, this wouldn’t be a good signing because Rivers coached Kendrick Perkins. This wouldn’t be a good signing at all.
Arash Markazi of ESPN:
Why stop at Perkins?
At least a few of those players – all but Perkins – would actually help the Clippers.
Perkins, 30, has struggled the last few years and has declined even within that span. He might have intangible and leadership value.
But the Clippers just lost a playoff series because their short bench caused them to ran out of gas. They still have major depth questions, and that’s the optimistic spin. They can’t afford to use a roster spot on Perkins, who’s so limited on the court.