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Clippers Re-Sign Austin Rivers

MONDAY, 3:21pm: The deal is official, the team announced via press release.

SUNDAY, 12:40pm: Austin Rivers has agreed to return to the Clippers as the team’s backup point guard, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports tweets. It’s a two-year, $6.4MM deal, a league source told Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders had reported that Rivers would likely sign a short-team deal with the club (Twitter link). Other teams had offered him multiyear contracts, but he felt as though he could improve his stock if he stayed with the Clippers, Kennedy added (on Twitter).

Clippers coach Doc Rivers made it clear this spring that he wanted to re-sign his son.

Rivers could not receive more than $3,110,796 this coming season from the Clippers because the Pelicans declined the fourth-year option on his rookie scale contract before this past season. Thus, the Clippers were limited to no more than the amount of that option.

Rivers averaged 7.1 points, 1.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 41 regular-season games after joining the Clippers, and 8.4/1.1/1.7 in 14 postseason appearances.

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