The Denver Nuggets intend to sign Austin Rivers to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Rivers has averaged 5.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 24.1 minutes in five games since joining the Nuggets.

Rivers began the season with the New York Knicks and was waived after his trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Rivers gives the Nuggets depth at guard following the season-ending injury to Jamal Murray.