A person familiar with the deal says that the Washington Wizards have agreed to trade center Marcin Gortat to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers.

The 1-for-1 deal was described to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because neither team had announced the swap.

Both players are entering the final season of their contracts.

The 34-year-old Gortat is a durable, screen-setting big man who has played 12 years in the NBA, the past five with Washington. He averaged 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, his lowest numbers since 2009-10, when he was with the Orlando Magic. The Wizards finished eighth in the Eastern Conference and lost in the first round of the playoffs to No. 1 seed Toronto.

Rivers, who turns 26 in August, averaged a career-best 15.1 points and four assists last season while playing for his father, Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach.

The deal was first reported by ESPN.

Diversity report

A diversity report released Tuesday shows the NBA continues to lead the way in men’s professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices.

The league earned an A+ for racial hiring practices and a B for gender hiring practices for an overall grade of an A. That keeps the NBA “significantly above” other professional sports, according to the report’s author Richard Lapchick, the director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

Lapchick said Tuesday that “the NBA remains the industry leader among men’s sports for racial and gender hiring practices.”

The report states that the NBA league office has the best record for people of color in men’s professional sports at a 36.4 percent employment rate.

The league, which was first to have three team owners who are people of color, now has seven women who served as team presidents/CEOs during the 2017-2018 season — the highest among men’s professional sports.

Timberwolves rookies

The Minnesota Timberwolves used the draft to add two players possessing the skills they want for the wing positions.

Even if Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop prove they are capable right away of a place in the rotation, though, there is a question about how much they will actually play as rookies. This is, after all, the team run by Tom Thibodeau, who is as likely to prefer experience over potential as any head coach in the NBA.

“Practices are important. Playing time is based on performance. You earn that,” Thibodeau said. “That’s not just something that is given to you.”

Okogie and Bates-Diop, during their introduction at a news conference Tuesday, sounded like they understand the climb they face. All five starters for the Wolves last season averaged 33 minutes per game or more and ranked among the top 36 most-used players in the league, with Jimmy Butler third and Andrew Wiggins ninth.

Both players will go through an adjustment phase with their offensive game, beginning with the longer 3-point shot.