Nuggets signing Austin Rivers for rest of season | Inquirer Sports

Nuggets signing Austin Rivers for rest of season

/ 02:15 PM April 30, 2021
Austin Rivers Denver Nuggets

FILE — Austin Rivers #8 of the New York Knicks warms up prior to their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on January 11, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP

The Denver Nuggets plan to sign guard Austin Rivers for the remainder of the season, ESPN reported Thursday.

The Nuggets are short-handed in the backcourt, having lost Jamal Murray for the season to a torn left ACL earlier this month. Will Barton has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury.


Rivers, 28, has averaged 24.2 minutes, 5.2 points, 2.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in five games with Denver since signing a 10-day contract on April 20.

He began the season with the New York Knicks but was traded to Oklahoma City on March 25 and waived by the Thunder three days later.


A first-round pick in 2012, Rivers has career averages of 9.1 points, 2.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 578 games (151 starts) with six teams.

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