Rivers, who will turn 23 on August 1, is the son of Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers. The Clippers acquired him in January from the Boston Celtics in a three-team deal that also involved the Phoenix Suns. He became the first player ever to be coached by his own father in an NBA game.
Rivers averaged 7.1 points, and 1.7 assists in 41 games for the Clippers last season and took on a key role for a thin Los Angeles team during the playoffs. He scored 25 points in a Western Conference semifinal game against the Houston Rockets to put the Clippers up 2-1.
Rivers was the 10th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Duke by the New Orleans Pelicans.
- Jeremy Woo