Report: Austin Rivers, Troy Daniels, Gerald Green Drawing Interest from Nuggets

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2021

New York Knicks guard Austin Rivers (8) brings the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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The Denver Nuggets reportedly "have interest" in signing veteran guard Austin Rivers and also have free agents Troy Daniels and Gerald Green "on their radar," according to Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

The Nuggets already made a big splash this season, trading for forward Aaron Gordon, though losing Gary Harris and R.J. Hampton in that deal left their backcourt depth a bit thin. 

Rivers, 28, appeared in 21 games for the New York Knicks this season, averaging 7.3 points and two assists in 21 minutes per game while shooting 43 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three. 

But with players like R.J. Barrett, Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley and Alec Burks in the backcourt, Rivers fell down the pecking order. He was ultimately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder and waived. 

Daniels, 29, has not appeared in an NBA game this season. He last played for the Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 4.3 points in 47 total appearances.

Green, 35, last played for the Houston Rockets in the 2018-19 season, averaging 9.2 points across 73 contests. He missed the 2019-20 campaign with a fractured foot and was released by the Rockets as a cap casualty ahead of this season. 

Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Monte Morris have locked down roles in Denver's backcourt, but players like Rivers, Daniels or Green could compete with P.J. Dozier and Facundo Campazzo for playing time should any of them choose to join the Nuggets.