The Nuggets have signed free agent guard Austin Rivers to a ten-day agreement on Tuesday.
Rivers is currently in Denver and has absent as a result of the health and protection protocols, a league resource instructed The Denver Write-up. He’s envisioned to be readily available for tomorrow’s sport vs. Portland.
Rivers, who performed 21 video games for the Knicks this time ahead of getting traded and then waived by Oklahoma Metropolis, will increase rapid backcourt depth in the wake of Jamal Murray’s ACL tear previous 7 days.
The Nuggets experienced been considering Rivers even ahead of Murray’s personal injury took place, The Write-up reported previous 7 days, to increase sizing and shooting out of the backcourt.
Rivers, who’s averaging seven.three details on forty three% shooting with 2. helps this time, will also increase coverage for guard Monte Morris, who’ll be out for a “little though,” according to Nuggets coach Michael Malone. Morris wounded his hamstring in Friday’s win over Houston. He only returned to the lineup two months in the past soon after recovering from a left quad pressure.
With forty five postseason video games (23 with the Clippers from 2014-‘17 and 22 with the Rockets from 2018-’20), Rivers will have the most NBA playoff encounter of any guard on the roster.
Rivers is qualified for Denver’s playoff roster for the reason that he was not on an NBA roster past April 9.