Sources: Clippers officials met with Austin Rivers Thursday in Orlando, and Rivers is expected to talk with Knicks, possibly Portland Friday— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
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%.