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Austin Rivers | Guard | #25

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / NO
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Austin Rivers (ankle, heel) will wear a protective walking boot for at least one more week.
Doc Rivers said Austin will be "in and out" of the boot, but it's still unclear when he might return to the court. His absence ensures that Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic will be leaned on heavily, with Jawun Evans and Tyrone Williams also earning more minutes. Jan 17 - 9:15 PM

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Austin Rivers (bruised heel) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

The official diagnosis is a right ankle impingement after he underwent additional testing on Wednesday. To be clear, just because he's scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks doesn't mean he will return right after that. Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams are locked into heavy minutes, while C.J. Williams and Jawun Evans will also get a chance to step up.
Jan 4 - 8:27 PM

When asked if Austin Rivers was getting closer to playing, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, "We thought he was."

"I know he was working out the last couple of days and had some discomfort," Doc Rivers said. "So they’re going to reevaluate his foot again. I think they are going to send him to another guy and see what’s going on. We have to wait and see." We still don't know how that evaluation went, and while the Clippers listed him as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Thunder, he's probably closer to doubtful. C.J. Williams had his best game as pro with 18 points on Tuesday and could get another chance to impress.
Jan 4 - 10:16 AM

Austin Rivers (sore right Achilles) is questionable for Thursday against the Thunder..

He did not play on Tuesday and Sunday, but Rivers is only day-to-day. C.J. Williams had a career night on Tuesday and may be asked to step up again. Rivers' Achilles injury looked a lot worse over the weekend, so getting back within a week would be great news.
Source: Clippers PR
Jan 3 - 7:15 PM

Austin Rivers (right Achilles) will not play on Tuesday vs. Memphis.

Rivers got good news after his MRI over the weekend and he said he was expecting to play, so this whole situation is a little odd. He will undergo additional testing, so we wouldn't count on seeing him on Thursday vs. the Thunder. Jawun Evans may get another start and will try to bounce back after picking up four fouls in 14 minutes in his last one.
Jan 2 - 8:54 PM

Austin Rivers (right Achilles) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Memphis.

The Clippers got good news over the weekend when the MRI on Rivers' Achilles came back clean. We should have an update from the team this afternoon regarding his status for the matchup with Memphis on Tuesday night.
Jan 2 - 9:28 AM

Austin Rivers (right Achilles) said his recent injury stems from a muscle that gets "jammed," but he feels better and plans to play on Tuesday.

"[Clippers trainers] pulled my foot and it just popped to where I was able to just start walking again," Rivers said. "There was something jammed, they unjammed it, so I’ve just got to continue to strengthen it, but its not a problem." An MRI came back negative for structural damage, fortunately, and this curious injury doesn't sound like it will cost Rivers much time, but we're still considering him questionable for Tuesday until L.A. officially updates his status. If he can't go, Jawun Evans should draw another start alongside Milos Teodosic and C.J. Williams.
Jan 1 - 1:57 AM

Austin Rivers (right Achilles strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

With Rivers unavailable today, it'll likely be Lou Williams or Jawun Evans moving into the starting five, but Williams is the guy you'll want to target in fantasy hoops. Rivers is reportedly expected to return to action for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, so it looks like he's dodged a bullet with this Achilles issue and he'll only be required to spend one game on the sidelines.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 02:13:00 PM

Austin Rivers (Achilles) is questionable for Sunday against the Hornets.

Even if he doesn't play, this is awesome news that he even has a chance to be out there. An MRI was negative on his Achilles and he is only day-to-day from his Friday injury.
Source: Clippers PR
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 07:49:00 PM

An MRI on Austin Rivers' right Achilles was negative on Saturday, and he's expected to be day-to-day, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

This is great news for the Clippers after Rivers needed help off the court. Achilles strains can really linger and we've seen guys like Mike Conley really struggle with an Achilles strain. Rivers could wind up missing a handful of games, but most of his fantasy owners should still hold him. Milos Teodosic, Lou Williams and Wes Johnson figure to step up while Rivers is out.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 03:17:00 PM

Austin Rivers (Achilles) will have an MRI on Saturday.

There was no doubt about Rivers getting an MRI here and early indications are that he's going to miss time. Rivers was on crutches after the game and he needed help off the floor after he suffered the injury. If he's out, Wes Johnson, Jawun Evans and Milos Teodosic may play more minutes.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:15:00 AM

Austin Rivers (right Achilles strain) won't return on Friday night against the Lakers.

Not good and he wasn't putting much weight on his right foot as he went to the locker room. Rivers is probably going to get an MRI in the next 24 hours and it's certainly possible he needs to miss time. Wes Johnson returning should help the Clippers while Jawun Evans should get a good amount of the backup guard minutes.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:38:00 AM

Austin Rivers (right leg) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Friday.

He got tangled up and may have tweaked his right leg on Blake Griffin's foot. Rivers needed help to the locker room and this is a different injury than his left elbow from earlier. Jawun Evans would likely be the next man up.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Austin Rivers (arm) went to the locker room in the second quarter on Friday, but he did return.

He was in a lot of pain as he was grabbing his left elbow. Andrew Bogut went for a board and pushed Rivers' arm up, so it pressure on his elbow and shoulder. It looks like he's going to be OK.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 11:21:00 PM

Austin Rivers posted a career-high 38 points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's loss at Memphis.

If the career high thing sounds familiar, it's because Rivers just set a new high mark with 36 points last night in Houston. It's the first time he has ever had 30 points in back-to-back games. Rivers heads into the holiday break on fire, posting three or more 3-pointers in each of his past four outings.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Milos Teodosic
3Jawun Evans
4Tyrone Wallace
SG1Austin Rivers
2Lou Williams
3C.J. Williams
4Sindarius Thornwell
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wes Johnson
3Sam Dekker
PF1Blake Griffin
2Montrezl Harrell
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Willie Reed