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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 had seven points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 105-100 win vs. the Lakers.
Jamal Crawford (calf) returned tonight after a 17-game absence, which poses an imminent threat to Rivers' playing time going forward. Anyone squeezing value out of Rivers in deep leagues can comfortably cut him for another free agent. Apr 8 - 1:28 AM

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Austin Rivers posted another productive line in 24 minutes on Sunday -- seven points, five rebounds and four assists with one steal and one block.

Rivers isn't a trustworthy option in standard leagues but it's hard to ignore his averages over the past three games -- 17.0 points on 62.5 percent shooting, 0.7 triples, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals. He's doing all of that in just 22 minutes per game and it's unlikely that he'll keep up such a scintillating per-minute pace, so deploy him with due caution, if at all.
Mar 29 - 9:13 PM

The Clippers got a "bye" against the Knicks on Friday when all five starters hit double digits in scoring and Austin Rivers led the team in scoring with 21 points, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 9-of-10 shooting in the 111-80 blowout. .

Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan double-doubled in the easy win, while Doc Rivers' son made the most of garbage time by hitting almost everything he shot. He played just 19 minutes and scored two points in his previous game, so you can forget you even saw tonight's line from Rivers, in terms of fantasy.
Mar 25 - 11:52 PM

Austin Rivers had two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes off the Clippers' bench on Sunday, adding one rebound and one block without any assists or steals.

The coach's son is shooting under 30 percent in his past five games. He continues to play a 15-minute role out of necessity, as Jamal Crawford's calf injury has him out indefinitely, but Rivers doesn't offer any fantasy upside. His paltry steals totals don't even tell the full story defensively, as he and Nate Robinson (seven points, three assists in 10 minutes) are getting carved up by opposing guards on a nightly basis. Both of L.A.'s backup guards belong on the waiver wire.
Mar 22 - 6:23 PM

Austin Rivers scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, six assists and two steals in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Rivers is on perhaps the best three-game stretch of his career, averaging 12.3 points with 1.0 threes, 4.3 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals while hitting 48.3 percent of his shots. He's doing this with Jamal Crawford out and that seems more week-to-week than day-to-day, but we still can't get behind an add at this time. He'll eventually cool off and there's no long-term upside here.
Mar 10 - 1:40 AM

Austin Rivers got loose for 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Warriors, adding three rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and four turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

Rivers took full advantage of the increased opportunity tonight with Jamal Crawford (calf) out, but his biggest problem is consistency. Rivers has scored 22, two, and 13 points in his previous three outings, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 8 - 6:46 PM

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

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