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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 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

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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

Austin Rivers hit 7-of-15 shots for 18 points with six assists, four rebounds and one block in 36 minutes on Thursday against the Warriors.

Rivers got off to a rocky start in this contest, but finished strong. In his last nine games, he is averaging 34.4 minutes, 17.3 points, 4.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game. Despite Blake Griffin’s return, Rivers is still taking over 10 shots per game. Rivers has been a bit hit-or-miss lately, but as long as he's starting and Chris Paul (thumb) is out, he should be a decent play on most nights.
Feb 3 - 1:38 AM

Austin Rivers made 4-of-12 from the field for 14 points against the Suns on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, four assists, three steals and no 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

That's two bad games in a row for Rivers with a 3-of-11 shooting line on Saturday. Rivers gets another date with the Warriors on Thursday, but he should still stick in the starting lineup. Although, maybe coach Doc Rivers mixes it up after his team was destroyed in that aforementioned Saturday game 144-98. Rivers has only posted 12th-round value in his last six and is really just a low-end guy now that Blake Griffin is back.
Feb 2 - 2:04 AM

Austin Rivers scored 10 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Warriors.

This game can basically be thrown out. It's pretty clear that his dad wants to use him as his point guard until Chris Paul (thumb) comes back. Rivers did drop 20 in 39 minutes on Tuesday even with Blake Griffin back, so he should have value for the next month. He could also be traded, which may help him as well.
Jan 28 - 11:03 PM

Clippers team president and head coach Doc Rivers confirmed that he would not hesitate to trade his son, Austin, if such a trade would improve his team.

The Clippers and Knicks are reportedly discussing a swap involving Carmelo Anthony in which the Clips would not move Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin. Thus, any trade would almost certainly have to involve Austin Rivers. "I would trade anyone. You have to be willing to do that, so — and he would be one of them, and any of them would be one," said Doc. Austin has played surprisingly well for L.A. this season. He is averaging 17.7 points, 3.9 assists and 2.1 3-pointers over the Clippers last 14 games.
Jan 28 - 10:18 AM

A potential Carmelo Anthony trade with the Clippers would "almost certainly" include Austin Rivers, according to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register.

Woike has been on the Clippers beat for several years, so this is noteworthy. The Knicks were interested in Rivers in free agency before the Clippers signed him to a three-year, $35 million. Of course, his dad, Doc Rivers, agreeing to trade Austin would be something. For now, Rivers looks like he could have value for another month with Chris Paul (thumb) still out.
Jan 26 - 3:00 PM

Austin Rivers started at point guard in Tuesday's loss to the 76ers and scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting

With Blake Griffin (knee) back in action, it was encouraging for Rivers' owners that Raymond Felton was demoted to the bench instead of Rivers. He had a 21.3 usage rate tonight and added three assists, two rebounds, one steal and four triples in 39 minutes. Rivers tweaked his ankle in his previous game, but it wasn't an issue tonight. Raymond Felton was in some foul trouble which gave Rivers a boost, but he looks like a strong play for the next 5-7 weeks with Chris Paul (thumb) out.
Jan 24 - 10:51 PM

Austin Rivers says he knew he was going to have a big season in 2016-17, as he finished up last year strong and went into the summer with confidence.

"It’s not like this is a shock to me. I knew I was going to play well this year," said Rivers. "I knew it was coming." After pouring in 27 points in Monday night's win over the Hawks, Rivers is averaging 19.4 points (on 51.8 percent shooting), 4.4 assists and 2.4 3-pointers over the Clippers last eight games. Rivers' ownership levels should remain sky-high for as long as Chris Paul (thumb) is sidelined. In his 16 starts this season, Rivers is averaging 17.4 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 33.8 minutes.
Jan 24 - 10:01 AM

Austin Rivers played through a sprained ankle and finished Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks with 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and five 3-pointers on 10-of-21 shooting, and played 41 minutes despite the injury.

The ankle sprain didn't look great on television, but Rivers powered through it and looked like the best player on the court tonight. He's playing very well right now. averaging 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. River and teammate Raymond Felton are both players to own for as long as Chris Paul remains out with his thumb injury, which will be at least for another month.
Jan 23 - 10:40 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) is available to return on Monday vs. the Hawks.

The injury looked pretty bad and Rivers had quite a limp, but the Clippers finally get some injury luck with this report. Rivers was the best player on the floor in the first half, so his owners are very fortunate right now. We'll let you know how he fares after the game.
Jan 23 - 8:51 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) left Monday's game vs. the Hawks and went back to the locker room.

He rolled his left ankle pretty good after a missed layup, so he's likely dealing with a sprain. Rivers had a noticeable limp heading back to the locker room and he will likely get X-rays. We will have an update at halftime, but Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford will benefit the most if Rivers misses time.
Jan 23 - 8:38 PM

Austin Rivers scored 16 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes as the starting point guard against the Nuggets on Saturday.

The fact that he started over Raymond Felton was a good sign, but getting smoked in the first half negates that. With Blake Griffin (knee) getting really close, it should affect Rivers the most because he's more of a score-first guard and that's not needed as much next to BG. Plus, he has been a nightmare on defense. He's a hold for the rest of the month, but may fall off in February.
Jan 22 - 12:24 AM

Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back.
Jan 20 - 1:11 AM

Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up.
Jan 17 - 7:34 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