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Sunday Basketball Notes

Draft will be time for Doc Rivers’s son to rise

Austin Rivers was on his own last week in Chicago while his father was guiding the Celtics in an intense playoff series with the Miami Heat. It should be a prelude to the younger Rivers’s future, with him most likely playing for one NBA team while his father coaches another.

He was at the league’s predraft camp - limiting his workouts, as most lottery-pick candidates did at the suggestion of their agents - as he attempts to build his own image, separating himself from his famous father.

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