Rivers reportedly staying with Rockets

NBA.com Global on Jul 02, 2019 07:20 AM
Rivers reportedly staying with Rockets
Austin Rivers NBA file photo

NBA.com staff report

Guard Austin Rivers will be back for another go at it with the Houston Rockets, it seems.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen both report Rivers has agreed to a two-year deal with Houston. The Rockets acquired Rivers in December of last year after he was waived by the Phoenix Suns. He became a valuable contributor for them off the bench, averaging 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 29 games.

In the 2019 playoffs, he posted similar numbers -- 7.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.0 apg -- as the Rockets fell to the rival Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.

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