Doc Rivers was asked how he would evaluate the roster moves he has made as president of the Los Angeles Clippers.
“I don’t know. I don’t evaluate,” said Rivers. “I have too many people evaluating for me. I let them do it and I keep doing my job. I don’t care about the evaluations. I care about the team. We’re a team that doesn’t have a lot of leverage. We don’t have a lot of assets. But to me, we keep ending up with the Jeff Greens of the world, Cole Aldrich is terrific, Wes Johnson. … We’re getting these guys at minimum contracts.
“Even Josh [Smith] was a good gamble. It didn’t work out for us. But when you are in that minimum contract deal, you’re going to have some hits and misses and we’re fine with it and you keep doing it.”
Rivers was also asked about how he would describe his relationship with Steve Ballmer.
“He’s been phenomenal. He’s so supportive. Wants to win, like we all do. Involved, but lets us do our job. He is a great spirit to have in our organization and he’s the smartest man in the room every time he walks in the room. I just listen to him. I love his business.”