Warriors Rumors: Austin Rivers Reportedly Player of Interest for Golden State?

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Austin Rivers is a player of interest for the NBA’s defending champs, Golden State Warriors.

The Washington Wizards traded Rivers to the Phoenix Suns. Rivers and the team reached a buyout agreement.

According to The Athletic, Rivers gave back $650,000 as part of his buyout agreement with the Suns.

Rivers is on a $12.6 million expiring contract this season.

While Rivers has been linked with the Memphis Grizzlies when he clears waivers, a league source shared with me earlier this week that the Golden State Warriors are also interested.

In 29 games with the Wizards this season, Rivers has averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 39.2 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 54.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Per Clutchpoints’ Ashish Mathur: Rivers is best suited in a sixth-man role where he can come off the bench and score the basketball. For whatever reason, it just didn’t work out in Washington.