Austin Rivers may not be without a home for long.
The Suns and Austin Rivers have agreed that the veteran guard would fit better on an older team looking to earn a playoff spot.
According to The Athletic, there are four or five teams that have expressed interest in signing the free-agent guard now that he has been bought out by the Suns.
Four to five other teams are still expressing interest in Rivers, sources said. No formal offer yet from Memphis, with several days until Rivers clears waivers. https://t.co/RUkLDrVqJF
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 18, 2018
The Athletic initially reported that the Grizzlies were expected to sign him when he was bought out, but that tweet has since been deleted.
ESPN reported Monday that Phoenix and Rivers agreed he would fit better on a veteran team and not a rebuilding one like the Suns.
The Grizzlies are in eighth place in the Western Conference with a 16-14 record. The Suns are tied for the second-worst record in the NBA at 7-24.
Rivers was traded to the Suns as part of the deal which sent forward Trevor Ariza to Washington. He is owed $12.6 million for the rest of the season.
The Suns also received 23-year-old forward Kelly Oubre Jr. in the deal.
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