Los Angeles Clippers Reunion With Austin Rivers Not Likely

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Doc Rivers caught flack after trading with the Celtics to bring his son Austin to the Clippers midway through the 2014-15 season. (Getty)

Austin Rivers returning to the Clippers?

Not likely!

After the Washington Wizards traded Rivers to the Phoenix Suns, Rivers reached a buyout agreement with the ball club.

Once he clears waivers, a league source shared with me earlier this week that the Clippers are NOT one of the teams interested in bringing Rivers back.

If you’re tardy to the party, Austin Rivers’ dad, Doc Rivers is the head coach of the LA Clippers.

According to The Athletic, Rivers who is on a $12.6 million expiring contract this season, gave back $650,000 as part of his buyout agreement with the Suns.

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 a team of interest for Rivers. 

The Houston Rockets also have interest in Rivers, reportedly have interest as do the Dallas Mavericks and so do the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

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.


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