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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 scored 18 points in 31 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.
The last four games for the Clippers haven't been close at all, so Rivers' minutes have been on the rise. He hit 6-of-11 shots from the field with four rebounds, four assists and one steal, and with a 17-point game on Monday, Rivers is off to a great start during the Clippers' five-game week. Mar 22 - 1:35 AM

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Austin Rivers scored 17 points in 23 minutes vs. the Knicks on Monday.

He finished 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with two assists, one rebound and one triple. This game was basically over at halftime, so most fantasy owners shouldn't read too much into this line. With that said, Rivers is a sneaky low-end option with four more games on the schedule this week.
Mar 21 - 1:14 AM

Austin Rivers returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored 11 points in 29 minutes.

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan returned from a day of rest, but maybe Rivers will draw another start in the near future -- the Clippers have five games next week which includes two back-to-back sets. Rivers missed all three of his triples tonight with three rebounds, but he could be a sneaky low-end streaming option next week if the Clippers rest their veterans in a game or two.
Mar 18 - 11:35 PM

Austin Rivers scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes during his start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He started at forward because of no Blake Griffin (rest) tonight. He's actually been effective on the stat sheet as a starting forward, averaging 18.3 points, 3.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 treys in those previous 13 starts at that position. He'll be moving back to the bench on Saturday against the Cavs and isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 16 - 11:43 PM

Austin Rivers will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

It's an expected move for the Clippers with Blake Griffin (rest) out. Rivers should see minutes around 30 in this game while we might see Wes Johnson in the rotation to help out on the wings. Rivers is a decent DFS punt in a great matchup.
Mar 16 - 8:31 PM

Austin Rivers ended up with 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in Monday's 114-108 loss against the Jazz.

Rivers bounced back from an ugly 2-of-8 shooting performance last time out. He is averaging 12.8 points per game over his past four outings, slightly above his season total (12.1 PPG). He continues to be productive even with Chris Paul back in the lineup and finally 100 percent.
Mar 14 - 12:28 AM

Austin Rivers came off the bench and hit 7-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, five rebounds and four assists in Thursday's win over the Grizzlies.

Rivers reached the 20-point mark for the 11th time this season, which is more than his first four seasons combined (nine). He was much more reliable when Chris Paul was hurt and got some extra run with the Grizzlies looking like a mess again tonight. Despite his nice season, he's averaging just 9.8 points, 2.8 assists and 1.0 3-pointes over his last five games, making him a risky fantasy option.
Mar 9 - 11:20 PM

Austin Rivers scored four points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

He only played 19 minutes, as Jamal Crawford caught fire off the bench for 25 points. Rivers added just three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one triple, and it doesn't help that he was held to eight points on 2-of-6 shooting vs. the Bucks on Friday. Chris Paul (thumb) looked healthy tonight, so it's time to let go of Rivers outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 4 - 11:12 PM

Austin Rivers was held to eight points on 2-of-6 shooting vs. the Bucks on Friday, adding two rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.

His minutes and production has predictably slipped with Chris Paul back in the lineup, as he's averaging just 13.0 points per game over his last four with 2.3 assists and 1.5 triples. CP3 did tweak his thumb tonight, but the Clippers said after the game that he's "fine." Rivers is probably more of a 14-team guy going forward.
Mar 3 - 11:39 PM

Austin Rivers scored 16 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He had 13 points in the fourth quarter, so take this line with a grain of salt. He's clearly trending down since Chris Paul has returned and is more of a 14-team guy, especially with so many teams going with a youth movement.
Mar 2 - 1:13 AM

Austin Rivers vanished during Sunday's game, scoring just five points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, one assist and zero defensive stats in 20 minutes.

Rivers came in hot and foul trouble played a role tonight, so most owners should cut him some slack. He hadn't played fewer than 26 minutes in a game since Dec. 30, but owners obviously shouldn't expect the lofty playing time he got while Chris Paul was injured. Rivers is a low-end hold in most situations.
Feb 27 - 12:51 AM

Austin Rivers moved back to the bench on Friday with 23 points, three assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

He looks like he's going to still have a role as a combo wing for the Clippers. Rivers is still likely going to see a drop in overall production and he really won't do too much outside of scoring, he's better for points leagues or deeper leagues.
Feb 25 - 3:08 AM

Austin Rivers hit 7-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Warriors.

Is this the last hurrah for Rivers? Maybe not, but all signs are pointing to Chris Paul returning from his thumb injury on Friday night against the Spurs. Rivers, for the most part, has been rolling since CP3 went down, starting most nights and averaging 14.4 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games. With Paul on the verge of coming back, Rivers will surely take a hit. Don't drop him just yet, but once Paul proves he's healthy and ready to roll, and once Rivers' minutes take the hit that's coming, owners will be thankful they pre-planned for what's coming.
Feb 24 - 1:29 AM

Austin Rivers dished out a career-high 10 assists in 36 minutes vs. the Knicks, adding seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and five turnovers.

He's not exactly Chris Paul with the 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, but the Clippers will take what they can get. Rivers came in averaging 16.0 points and 4.2 dimes over his past dozen games, but he also averaged a mere 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks, while making 43.6 percent FGs and 68.0 percent FTs. He's a better option in points leagues that don't heavily penalize percentages.
Feb 9 - 1:42 AM

Austin Rivers hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 22 points, two rebounds and not much else in Monday's loss to the Raptors.

He did have a block and bounced back nicely after a five-point dud on Sunday, and is now averaging 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and a 3-pointer on 37 percent shooting over his last five games. His shooting is a bit of a problem, but he's averaging 35 minutes per game over that stretch, and is capable of getting hot at any time. He's a decent fantasy option right now, especially with Chris Paul still out for a few weeks with his thumb injury.
Feb 6 - 10:29 PM

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