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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Austin Rivers is reportedly hoping to command an annual salary of $8 million as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Rivers is going to really benefit from the salary cap increase, and he already has meetings lined up with the Clippers and several other teams, according to sources of Brad Turner. Rivers is a capable backup, but he's a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 29 - 1:49 PM

Austin Rivers is expected to decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

He would've made $3.3 million next season, but he's going to take his chances and try to land a larger deal with the salary cap rising. The Clippers will obviously try to bring him back, but he wouldn't have much fantasy value if he decides to re-sign with Los Angeles. Rivers is coming off the best season of his career with averages of 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.9 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting.
Source: ESPN
May 6 - 11:14 AM

Austin Rivers needed 11 stitches after an Al-Farouq Aminu elbow to his face during a season-ending loss to the Blazers on Friday, finishing with 21 points, six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had four stitches above his eye and seven below it. Rivers made the offense go and the Clippers may have been blown out without him. He'll likely be getting more attention in free agency this summer with the Clippers as the favorites to sign him.
Apr 30 - 1:28 AM

Austin Rivers (face) is probable to return on Friday.

He needed stitches to two different cuts, but he'll be back out there. The Clippers will need Rivers, too.
Apr 29 - 11:11 PM

Austin Rivers caught an accidental Al-Farouq Aminu elbow to his face and went to the locker room.

It was pretty bad with Rivers' face gushing with blood. He'll likely be getting a concussion test along with some stitches. Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick are going to have to play a ton while the Clippers have to go bigger, as well.
Apr 29 - 10:55 PM

Austin Rivers started Wednesday's game in place of Chris Paul (broken metacarpal) and had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

Rivers faces a daunting task with CP3 out of commission, assuming lead playmaking duties while defending Damian Lillard at the other end. Paul had the second-highest Player Impact Estimate in the playoffs prior to his injury, trailing only Paul George, and nobody is expecting Rivers to approach that production. DFS owners can still view him as a viable punt play, assuming his price doesn't spike prior to Game 6.
Apr 28 - 1:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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