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Austin Rivers signs new deal with the Los Angeles Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers have been through hell of a roller-coaster in NBA free agency ahead of the 2015-16 season.

Free Agency Frenzy

The Clippers pulled off the impressive signing of Paul Pierce to add some extra fight and playoff experience to the roster. But all that will be completely overlooked thanks to the DeAndre Jordan saga that dominated headlines and made the NBA relevant in July, which is something hardly ever never happens.

Well whilst it isn't on the same level as managing to convince Jordan to stay in Los Angeles, but the Clippers have made another signing.

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Rivers In

According to a report from the unrelenting Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers have agreed to a new two-year deal with point guard Austin Rivers.

"Free-agent guard Austin Rivers has reached agreement on a two-year, $6.4 million contract to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers," Woj wrote. The second year of the contract is a player option."

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Rivers Ridicule

Rivers, and his Dad, Doc Rivers, the Clippers head coach and general manager, were ridiculed when the point guard was brought in by his old man to play for him, with the elder Rivers taking a lot of stick for his poor GM moves.

Rivers isn't the breakout star his father hoped he would be, but he's a solid player who will give the Clippers some decent minutes off the bench. 

In his 41 games with the Clippers last season, Rivers averaged 7.1 points in 19.3 minutes per game while hitting just 30% from beyond the three-point line, something that will certainly have to improve.

Despite all the negative attention, Rivers did show some glimpses of quality. In Game 3 of the Clippers hotly contested series with the Rockets he stepped up with an incredibly important 25 points.

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