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Oklahoma City Thunder to waive guard Austin Rivers

Jan 26, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; New York Knicks guard Austin Rivers (8) shoots an open jump shot against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to waive veteran guard Austin Rivers several days after acquiring him from the New York Knicks, according to a report from Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.

The decision could pave the way for Rivers to join the Milwaukee Bucks. Charania reported there is “strong mutual interest” for him to join the team.

Rivers, 28, averaged 7.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21 games (two starts) with the Knicks this season. He was dealt to Oklahoma City on Thursday as part of a three-team trade between New York, Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers.

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The son of 76ers coach Doc Rivers has played for five NBA teams: New York, Washington, Houston, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers. He has averaged 9.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 573 games (151 starts).

–Field Level Media

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