Doc Rivers' move to LA could be bad news for Rockets

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers gestures to his team in the second half of Game 1 against the New York Knicks at the NBA basketball playoffs in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013.

June 24, 2013 4:53:03 PM PDT
On Monday, the NBA officially approved Doc Rivers' move from the Celtics to the Clippers.

The ramifications for the Rockets? Chris Paul almost certainly stays put in LA and the Clippers are now legitimate contenders for Dwight Howard in a trade with the Lakers.

Doc Rivers establishes the Clippers as a legitimate option.