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Austin reed sale suits. 8 trade for derrick rose completely cutting rivers out of the rotation the backup guard said hes heard rumors about. Austin rivers had an explosive fourth quarter to seal the knicks fifth win of the season on wednesday night and his performance and postgame comments had us feeling that the. Knicks guard austin rivers arrived as a veteran team leader who was set to close games as a backup. Austin rivers illness ruled out for knicks sunday night new york knicks guard austin rivers will not play sunday in the teams game against the minnesota timberwolves.
New york ny november 27 2020 the new york knicks announced today that the team has acquired guard austin rivers in a sign and trade and the draft rights to guard sergio llull and forwards. The new york knicks have been making gradual changes to their roster notably the acquisition of derrick rose and taj gibson. The end of austin rivers stay with the knicks could be close after he wasnt on the bench for saturdays game suggests marc berman of the new york post. For example the moment the knicks acquired rose shooting guard austin rivers took a backseat.
Austin rivers understands his time in new york could be over. Since february 9 rivers has only made two. Coach tom thibodeaus advice to rivers was to just stay. Austin rivers explains his disappointment with not being in the knicks rotation after new york traded for derrick rose.
A team official told berman that. Austin rivers 8 of the new york knicks reacts after hitting a three point basket against the atlanta hawks during the second half at state farm arena on jan. On wednesday in his first remarks since the derrick rose trade rivers sounded like a man about. 4 2021 in.