Report: Clippers re-sign Austin Rivers to two-year contract

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Report: Clippers re-sign Austin Rivers to two-year contract
Sunday July 12th, 2015

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a two-year deal to keep free agent guard Austin Rivers, reports Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to Wojnarowski, Rivers' new contract is worth $6.4 million and contains a player option for the second year.

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

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