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Page 11. Knicks guard austin rivers arrived as a veteran team leader who was set to close games as a backup. 8 trade for derrick rose completely cutting rivers out of the rotation the backup guard said hes heard rumors about. Austin rivers understands his time in new york could be over. The end of austin rivers stay with the knicks could be close after he wasnt on the bench for saturdays game suggests marc berman of the new york post.
Both have been influential in the teams recent success but other players have been left in the dust as a result of these moves. Austin rivers had an explosive fourth quarter to seal the knicks fifth win of the season on wednesday night and his performance and postgame comments had us feeling that the. The end of austin rivers stay with the knicks could be close after he wasnt on the bench for saturdays game suggests marc berman of the new york post. A team official told berman that rivers was at madison square garden but was getting treatment for a sore ankle.
Since february 9 rivers has only made two. The new york knicks have been making gradual changes to their roster notably the acquisition of derrick rose and taj gibson. On wednesday in his first remarks since the derrick rose trade rivers sounded like a man about. He wasnt listed on the.
Austin rivers illness ruled out for knicks sunday night new york knicks guard austin rivers will not play sunday in the teams game against the minnesota timberwolves. Coach tom thibodeaus advice to rivers was to just stay. Austin rivers 8 of the new york knicks reacts after hitting a three point basket against the atlanta hawks during the second half at state farm arena on jan. For example the moment the knicks acquired rose shooting guard austin rivers took a backseat.