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, told ESPN on Thursday.
Rivers joins the Timberwolves after playing 67 games for the Denver Nuggets a season ago. New Minnesota president of basketball operations Tim Connelly signed Rivers in consecutive seasons as the Nuggets’ president and now has landed him on a third straight deal with the Timberwolves.
Rivers, 29, arrives in the wake of the Rudy Gobert trade with the Utah Jazz that cost the Timberwolves some of its bench depth, including guard Patrick Beverley. The Timberwolves also signed forward Kyle Anderson on a two-year, $18 million deal in free agency.
Rivers averaged six points in 22 minutes a game for the Nuggets a year ago. Rivers has played 10 NBA seasons, including stops with the New Orleans Pelicans, LA Clippers, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Nuggets.