Austin Rivers stays with Clippers; Cole Aldrich signs

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers are keeping things in the family, re-signing backup guard Austin Rivers while adding reserve center Cole Aldrich.

Rivers, the 22-year-old son of coach Doc Rivers, averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 41 regular-season games after arriving from Boston in a January trade. He became the first player in NBA history to be coached by his father.

Rivers signed a reported $6.4 million, two-year deal that includes a player option in the second year.

He appeared in all of the team's 14 postseason games, averaging 8.4 points and 1.1 assists.

Aldrich joins the Clippers as a backup to DeAndre Jordan, who re-signed with the team after reneging on a verbal agreement to join Dallas.

Aldrich averaged 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 61 games last season for the Knicks, where he played for two years. The 26-year-old has played with Oklahoma City, Houston and Sacramento.

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