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Austin Rivers has certainly had a good impact in the New York Knicks. Tom Thibodeau recognized how important it is to have him on the team:

“I think the experience is huge,” Thibodeau said. “It gives you another guy who can put the ball on the floor, who can make threes, he can play defense. That’s the way, in general, the league is moving. He hasn’t practiced a lot, and he’s gonna be able to get better and better as we go forward. And he’s still working his way through the conditioning piece of it.”

Against Indiana Pacers, Rivers scored 15 points off the bench for the Knicks, going 3 for 6 three-pointers in 17 minutes of action.