Published on December 19th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
The Dallas Mavericks May Have Interest In Adding Austin Rivers
According to multiple reporters the Dallas Mavericks might have some interest in signing veteran point guard Austin Rivers.
This come shortly after the Washington Wizard traded Rivers to Phoenix Suns as part of a trade that sent Trevor Ariza to Washington. Rivers and the Suns have reached a buyout agreement.
Per The Athletic, Rivers gave back $650,000 as part of his buyout agreement with the Suns.
Rivers is on a one year deal worth 12.6 million this season.
It was reported that Rivers would sign with the Grizzles once he cleared waivers, according to a league source, but earlier this week another league source shared with Heavy’s Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, that the Golden State Warriors have also expressed interests.
Other teams who reportedly have interest are Pelicans, and Rockets, Mavericks.
Pelicans, Warriors, Rockets, Mavs all have interest in Austin Rivers. pic.twitter.com/Nh8YZRTlkD
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) December 18, 2018
According to Clutch Points ’Ashish Mathur:
Rivers is thrives best in a sixth man role, where he can come off the bench and give his team a spark, but for whatever reason that didn’t work in Washington.
If the Mavericks are able to added Rivers to their roster, that would be five point guards on the team with Dennis Smith Jr., Devin Harris, JJ Barea, and Jalen Brunson. That would also raise the question are the Mavericks looking to move Smith in via trade?
Earlier this year I spoke with Rivers about the Mavericks’ rookie Luka Doncic:
“Talented they have a bright future. Luka is the real deal he is definitely as advertised everyone has skepticism before him before he came over and how his athleticism would translate. He is a big player 6’6 crafty and smart, skilled, and he a real remedy for a future All-Star level. People are going to enjoy to see him play at an All-Star for a long time to come. The fact that he is playing right now as a rookie he. is adjusting just fine. He is getting the freedom to do it, Said Austin Rivers.”Tweet