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Austin Rivers | Guard | #25

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / NO
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Austin Rivers left Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans with a possible concussion and will not return per Clippers PR.
He took a shot to the head and remained down for a couple minutes. Rivers' teammates tried to help him up, but Rivers didn't want to get off the floor right away. After he was up, he needed two people to help him get to the locker room. The Clippers are currently evaluating him in the locker room, so we may get another update shortly. Dec 11 - 12:33 AM

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Austin Rivers will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

With Blake Griffin (knee) out, Luc Mbah a Moute will likely slide to the four to accommodate Rivers. Griffin will be back for Monday's game vs. Portland, so leaving Rivers on the wire is the right call. With that said, he could have a "revenge game" tonight.
Dec 10 - 8:57 PM

Austin Rivers played 23 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's blowout win over the Cavs.

Rivers scored 15 in his previous game, but scored just seven and two points in his previous two games. He's fine to use in blowouts, but figuring out when those are coming is next to impossible, meaning he belongs on your waiver wire.
Dec 1 - 11:21 PM

Austin Rivers caught fire off the bench vs. Dallas, making 7-of-11 shots with a 6-of-7 mark from deep to finish with 22 points, one board, one assist, one steal and zero turnovers.

Rivers played 26 minutes and got more burn due to the lopsided score -- the Clippers led by 23 points at halftime and the starters got extensive rest down the stretch. Tonight's fireworks notwithstanding, Rivers has been nowhere near standard-league value this season.
Nov 24 - 12:42 AM

Austin Rivers came off the Clippers' bench on Sunday for a game-high 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting, adding two 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist.

Unlike previous seasons, L.A. views their improved depth as an asset. "I think our bench is more talented than a lot of teams in this league," said Blake Griffin. "Definitely a little bit deeper than a lot of teams." Rivers in particular has been shooting the ball very well lately, but his fantasy upside is very limited while Chris Paul and J.J. Redick are healthy.
Source: L.A. Times
Oct 30 - 7:19 PM

Austin Rivers played 26 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots for eight points, four rebounds, one assist and a steal off the Clippers' bench on Thursday.

He was 0-for-3 from downtown, but the minutes were encouraging. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues right now, but if Chris Paul suffers and injury, he could become a hot waiver-wire pickup.
Oct 28 - 2:27 AM

Austin Rivers led the Clippers on Monday with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, adding five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

Rivers also turned the ball over four times while committing five fouls, and he only saw this much burn because Chris Paul was rested, J.J. Redick played 20 minutes, and Jamal Crawford played 22 minutes. Rivers will reportedly play some SF this season, opening up a few extra minutes, but his fantasy limitations are glaring.
Oct 17 - 11:37 PM

Austin Rivers, Brandon Bass and Marreese Speights are expected to start on Monday vs. the Jazz.

Chris Paul (thumb), Blake Griffin (rest) and DeAndre Jordan (rest) are all out, but they are expected to return on Tuesday vs. the Kings. Barring a surprise, Luc Mbah a Moute and J.J. Redick will also start.
Oct 17 - 8:13 PM

Austin Rivers (groin) returned to practice on Saturday.

Rivers sat out Thursday's preseason game with a minor tweak, but it must have been really minor given he's already back to practicing. He's expected to be fine moving forward.
Oct 15 - 2:15 PM

Austin Rivers (rest) will not play on Thursday.

It's just a minor tweak for Rivers, who has looked decent so far this month. His dad has talked about using him at the three and he did see some minutes there in their last game. Additionally, Rivers would've played in a regular season game.
Oct 13 - 9:00 PM

Austin Rivers could play minutes at small forward this season.

OK, let's think about this one for a second. Obviously coach Doc Rivers isn't going to put Rivers out there against guys like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony or Paul George. However, more teams are going with three-guard lineups, so Rivers could wind up getting some burn across Pacific division wings like Devin Booker, Shaun Livingston, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala or Arron Afflalo. Rivers still isn't a factor in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 8 - 7:20 PM

The Clippers started Austin Rivers on Wednesday in a unit that included Chris Paul, Raymond Felton, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

J.J. Redick was resting and this unorthodox lineup isn't likely to be seen much during the regular season. Rivers finished with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with one 3-pointer, one board, one assist, one steal and one block, before taking a seat after 24 minutes of action.
Oct 6 - 1:13 AM

Doc Rivers hinted that there will be situations this upcoming season where he starts either Austin Rivers or Raymond Felton.

"When you play Austin with that group, he can guard a better offensive player and [Chris Paul] can do what the rest of the league does – their point guards never guard the other point guard," Rivers said. "We want to do that a lot this year. We want to put a lineup where CP doesn’t have to guard the best guy. Raymond can do that, and Austin can do that." Even with a handful of spot-starts, it's unlikely that Felton or Rivers will be able to establish themselves as worthwhile standard league assets.
Sep 28 - 1:20 PM

Austin Rivers will re-sign with the Clippers on a three-year, $35 million-plus deal.

He'll stay with his dad after his best professional season. Rivers will turn 24 in August and could show some improvement again. He had career highs in points, free throw percentage and field goal percentage last year. Rivers is still only going to be a backup with the Clippers, but his role could grow if they can't bring back Jamal Crawford.
Jul 2 - 8:01 PM

Austin Rivers met with the Clippers on Thursday and is also planning to meet with the Knicks and Blazers on Friday.

Rivers would be looking at a backup role on each one of these teams, but he will get a nice raise after a strong finish to the 2015-16 season. Rivers averaged 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.9 3-pointers, shooting 43.8 percent from the field.
Jul 1 - 12:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Raymond Felton
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Wes Johnson
3Paul Pierce
4Alan Anderson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Brandon Bass
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Marreese Speights
3Diamond Stone