Austin Rivers, a free agent guard, and the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement on a one-year contract, according to ESPN on Thursday, which was confirmed by Dave Spahn and Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports.
After appearing in 67 games for the Denver Nuggets last season, Rivers has joined the Timberwolves. Rivers was signed by Tim Connelly, the new president of basketball operations in Minnesota, during his two seasons as the Nuggets’ president, and he has now signed him to a third consecutive contract with the Timberwolves.
After the Timberwolves lost part of their bench depth, notably guard Patrick Beverley, in the Rudy Gobert trade with the Utah Jazz, Rivers, 29 years old, joins the team. Additionally, in free agency, the Timberwolves signed forward Kyle Anderson to a two-year, $18 million contract.
For the Nuggets a year ago, Rivers averaged six points in 22 minutes per game. With stops with the New Orleans Pelicans, LA Clippers, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, and Nuggets among his ten NBA seasons of play.