The Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through a pretty busy few weeks.
They have been working hard behind the scenes on a blockbuster trade that resulted in them landing Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz.
That was one of the biggest moves of the offseason: it shook up the Western Conference and could greatly enhance their chances of making it far next season.
But they’re not done yet.
Free agent guard Austin Rivers has agreed on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, his agents Dave Spahn and Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports tell ESPN. Rivers played 67 games for Denver a year ago, where new president Tim Connelly signed him in consecutive seasons.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 15, 2022
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Timberwolves have signed free agent guard Austin Rivers to a one-year deal.
Rivers will add a lot of speed and shooting skill – at least that’s the hope.
He has hopped around to multiple teams over the last few seasons and hasn’t found a stable home.
Will he plant his flag for a long time in Minnesota?
During his ten years in the NBA, Rivers has bounced around from team to team, with varying degrees of success.
His career average is 8.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists a game.
Rivers’ heyday came when he played for his dad, Doc Rivers, with the Los Angeles Clippers: he reached a career-high 15.1 points and 4 assists a game when playing at the Staples Center.
Since then, Rivers has been shipped to the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and finally the Denver Nuggets.
His average last season was 6 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists a game – a far cry from what he once put up.
Rivers hasn’t really found a team to legitimately call his own in some time but there is space for him to play well with the T-Wolves.
They already have a stellar point guard, D’Angelo Russell, but Rivers could complement him quite well.
Maybe Rivers’ next act will be his biggest.