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Austin Rivers | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
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Austin Rivers scored 13 points off the bench on Monday against the Wolves, hitting 5-of-9 shots (including a three) with one rebound, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes.
Matt Barnes did not play and Jamal Crawford left after playing just 11 minutes, so adjust your evaluations accordingly. Rivers and KG started barking at each other late in the game, and it we're looking forward to hearing Doc Rivers' take on the situation. Mar 2 - 11:37 PM

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Austin Rivers scored five points with three rebounds and one block in 15 minutes against the Rockets on Monday.

It was nice to see him drop a career-high 28 points on Saturday. However, if you believed that was going to continue, we have a bridge in Brooklyn we'd like to sell you. Rivers can be left on the wire in most leagues despite his interesting story this season.
Feb 26 - 2:19 AM

Austin Rivers followed up his 28-point night against the lowly Kings on Saturday with zero points in 11 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

Sounds about right.
Feb 24 - 1:37 AM

Austin Rivers (ankle) returned to action in an easy win over the Kings on Saturday, scoring a career-high 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with one board, two assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

The Kings clearly didn't read their scouting report on Rivers, as this guy has been known to have ice running through his veins for a while now. All joking aside, this qualifies as one of the biggest flukes of the night, and the huge scoring outburst can largely be attributed to the King's shocking defense. Garbage time was also a huge factor here with 15 of his points coming in the fourth, so there's no need to rush and grab Rivers off the wire following this performance.
Feb 22 - 12:44 AM

Coach Doc Rivers said the team may need to sign another with Austin Rivers (ankle) out.

Austin has a left ankle injury, which comes on the heels of a left foot injury just before the break. The Clippers gave plenty of minutes to J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford on Thursday, so they should be fine as of right now. However, Redick probably shouldn't be playing big minutes all the time.
Feb 20 - 4:35 PM

Austin Rivers was a late scratch on Thursday due to a sore left ankle.

He had a foot injury before the break, so it's possible this is a lingering issue. Rivers was logging some big minutes for the Clippers, but he's still not going to do enough on the stat sheet to warrant a pickup. Expect more out of Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick.
Feb 19 - 11:16 PM

Austin Rivers (foot) said that he "felt fine" after scoring nine points with one rebound, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes as a starter on Sunday.

"I’m more comfortable," Rivers said after playing through soreness on Sunday. "Now I know I can do it [Monday] and go out there and play." J.J. Redick is day-to-day with back spasms and the Clippers might rest him through the All-Star break, but Rivers is a lackluster fantasy option even if he does start on Monday and Wednesday.
Feb 9 - 1:49 AM

Austin Rivers is dealing with a sore foot but will play against the Thunder on Sunday.

X-rays came back negative on his foot, and he reportedly had an MRI and CT scan come back clean as well. Rivers has seen his role increased due to the absence of J.J. Redick (back spasms), and is suddenly worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of scoring. Just be sure to keep your expectations in check.
Feb 8 - 11:50 AM

Austin Rivers played a whopping 33 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with 12 points, two assists, four steals and one turnover on 6-of-11 from the field.

He had a couple bad fouls, but this wasn't the worst game for Rivers. J.J. Redick (back) is likely to miss more time, so Rivers may have a couple more starts going his way. He won't be this good and is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Feb 6 - 10:22 PM

Austin Rivers will start at shooting guard on Friday.

Wait, what? Sure, Jamal Crawford is probably better off the bench, but this is a bold move from his dad to start Rivers. He's still not someone almost any fantasy owners should count on and Crawford may still have a nice game.
Feb 6 - 7:11 PM

Austin Rivers said he's feeling as happy as ever now that's he's on the Clippers.

Despite taking criticism that he's only in Los Angeles because of his father (Clippers head coach Doc Rivers), Rivers said he's loving life right now. "This is the happiest I’ve probably been in my life," Rivers said. "I’m dead serious. I haven’t been this happy since I was in high school." Happiness aside, the 22-year-old has only been averaging 8.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.8 assists over his last five games, so he can be left on waivers.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 5 - 1:20 PM

Blake Griffin praised Austin Rivers' play during a recent interview.

"I just love his aggression on offense and his willingness to attack the basket," Griffin said of Rivers. "And defensively, on the ball, he’s a dog on the ball. It’s tough to get around him." Rivers made a blip on the radar during Wednesday's game, scoring 12 points off the bench. However, this outing comes with an asterisk, as J.J. Redick (back spasms) did not play in that one. We need to see consistency from Rivers before we can get behind adding him in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 6:38 PM

Austin Rivers hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

He likes playing for his dad and was the only Clipper to score off the pine tonight. Put him on your radar, but it will take more than an injury to J.J. Redick (out tonight with back spasms) to give him fantasy value.
Jan 29 - 2:23 AM

Austin Rivers missed all three shots from the field against the Kings on Saturday.

He's the first player in the history of the NBA to miss his first seven shots from the field with his dad as his coach. While some day another coach will have his son on his team, this record will likely never be broken.
Jan 18 - 2:16 AM

Austin Rivers was really bad in his debut for the Clippers, managing just one assist in 12 minutes as the first player ever to play for his father in an NBA game.

This has train wreck written all over it, though in fairness it was his first game with the team and he barely knows these guys. In a wack fantasy league, he might be an elite asset.
Jan 17 - 3:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh