8. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Ray Allen
Ray Allen was at the tail-end of his prime when he was traded to the Boston Celtics when he won a title with Rivers. Allen is a top-5 3-point shooter of all-time. Allen gained three of his 10 All-Star appearances under Rivers in Boston. For his career, he averaged 18.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting on 3-pointers.
7. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Tracey McGrady
Rivers was the head coach of the Orlando Magic when Tracey McGrady came in and become one of the best scorers in the NBA. McGrady had four of his seven All-Star appearances under Rivers. Injuries stole the second half of McGrady’s prime and shortened the height of his career. He averaged for his career 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists.
6. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Joel Embiid
Rivers has been the head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers for the past two seasons and in each of those seasons, Joel Embiid has been the runner-up for MVP. Embiid can end up higher on this list if he continues to dominate during his career. Last season, the big man averaged 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.
5. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Paul Pierce
Pierce had Rivers as a coach more than any other player on this list. For nine seasons Rivers’ coached the 10-time All-Star in Boston. Pierce won a title and made seven All-Star appearances with Rivers. For his career, the elite small forward averaged 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.3 steals.