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News: The Clippers re-signed backup guard Austin Rivers.
Impact: Rivers, the 22-year-old son of coach Doc Rivers, averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 41 regular-season games after arriving from Boston in a January trade. He became the first player in NBA history to be coached by his father. Rivers signed a reported $6.4 million, two-year deal that includes a player option in the second year. He appeared in all of the team's 14 postseason games, averaging 8.4 points and 1.1 assists.
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News: Rivers re-signed with the Clippers on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Sports reports.
Impact: The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but as expected, Rivers will return to the Clippers and play another season for his father and coach, Doc Rivers. Rivers was traded to the Clippers mid-year from the Pelicans during the 2014-15 regular season. Playing in 41 games for them, Rivers finished with averages of 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.6 steals over 21 minutes per game. He'll likely see similar minutes moving forward as he remains the back-up point guard to Chris Paul.