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Austin Rivers Met With Clippers, Will Meet Knicks, Blazers

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The Clippers' youngest returning contributor has other suitors

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the The Vertical, Austin Rivers met with the Clippers before free agency opened, and will take meetings with the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Rivers is thought to be seeking a salary of about $8 million a year, which seems like a good price given his production, age, and the rising salary cap.  I wouldn't mind at all to see the Clippers lock Austin up for 4 years and $32 million.  The Clippers have Austin's bird rights, so he is one of the few players that they are permitted to exceed the salary cap to sign.

Rivers averaged 8.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.7 steals in 21.9 minutes a game last season as a Clipper.  He was one of the team's best defenders and upped his three point shooting percentage to 33.5%.