Austin Rivers stays with Clippers on two-year deal; Cole Aldrich signs

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers are keeping things in the family, re-signing backup guard Austin Rivers, the son of head coach Doc Rivers.They also added reserve center Cole Aldrich.

Rivers, 22, 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.

Aldrich, 26, joins the Clippers as a backup to DeAndre Jordan, who re-signed with the team after reneging on a verbal agreement to join Dallas.

Aldrich averaged 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 61 games last season for the Knicks, where he played for two years. He has played with Oklahoma City, Houston and Sacramento.