The Phoenix Suns waived Austin Rivers

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The Phoenix Suns and Austin Rivers parted ways, as Adrian Wojnarowski of the ESPN reported.

According to Wojnarowski, the 26-year-old player and the Suns “concluded [he] fits better on an older team that’s pursuing playoffs”. Austin Rivers was on the final year of his $12.6 million contract.

This season, Rivers is averaging 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting at 39.2 percent from the field.