Pelicans Rumors: Anthony Davis Could Welcome Austin Rivers Soon

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Getty New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans could welcome a new addition to their team soon: Austin Rivers.

This comes after the Washington Wizards traded Rivers to the Phoenix Suns, with Rivers and the team reaching 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.

Austin Rivers Clippers vs. Rockets

Austin Rivers gave L.A. really good minutes in the playoffs Getty)

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. 

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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