The signing of Austin Rivers by the Minnesota Timberwolves was announced recently. Over the course of his career, the former Duke standout has played for the New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and Houston. He is the offspring of Doc Rivers, head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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The signing was made on Thursday and the veteran guard took to twitter to show his excitement:
Rivers first tweet: “Minnesota I’m out of hype. Excited to join the team! We have a big year ahead!! “
Rivers’ second tweet: “I’ve wanted to live in Minneapolis since the great ducks! Where’s Charlie Conway?…let’s hook up.”
Stats and Background
The 10-year-old NBA veteran has played for teams including the New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Houston. In 2018, he averaged 15.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game, which was his finest season with the Clippers.
His father, Doc Rivers, is the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and was also the coach of the Clippers when he played for them. He played for the Denver Nuggets last season and scored 6.0 points per game on average. Moreover, he has also participated in 60 playoff games throughout the course of his career, giving the Timberwolves a solid amount of experience.
The team returns to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2018 during this season. In the Western Conference, they were ranked eighth after posting a 46-36 record. They defeated the Clippers during the play cycle to clinch a place.
They were defeated by Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in six games during the playoffs. As the season draws near, D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert, and Anthony Edwards join the list.