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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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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

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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

Austin Rivers is available to play against the Cavs.

It should be interesting to see if his dad plays him in his rotation. Austin was not very good in New Orleans as one of the worst offensive guards in the NBA.
Jan 16 - 9:04 PM

Austin Rivers has officially been traded to the Clippers in a three-team deal.

Boston will send Rivers to the Clippers in exchange for Chris Douglas-Roberts, a 2017 second round draft pick. Shavlik Randolph will also be sent to Boston from Phoenix, and Phoenix will receive Reggie Bullock. To be clear, none of these guys warrant any consideration in standard leagues.

Austin Rivers is reportedly being sent to the Clippers in a three-team deal involving Reggie Bullock, Shavlik Randolph, and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

While the deal isn't official just yet, it appears that Rivers will be playing for his father in Los Angeles with Bullock heading to Phoenix, and Randolph and CDR going to Boston. None of the guys involved in this deal are worth owning in standard leagues.

The rumored trade that would send Austin Rivers to the Clippers could be finalized on Thursday, according to a league source.

According to the source, the trade would likely include some combination of Jordan Farmar, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and Reggie Bullock headed to the Celtics as the Clippers need to relinquish $1.8 million of salary in order to bring on Rivers. While Rivers would be the first NBA player to play for his father, neither he nor the other players involved in the rumored deal belong on standard league fantasy rosters.

Austin Rivers will be traded to the Clippers, but the details of the deal are still being finalized.

Nothing is official yet, but it is clear that Rivers is going to join his dad in Los Angeles. We will let you know when everything is finalized, but there is no reason to grab Rivers in most leagues no matter where he goes.
Jan 13 - 9:44 PM

The Celtics are still exploring their options with newly-acquired Austin Rivers.

There have been rumblings that the Celtics may flip Rivers after acquiring him as part of the Jeff Green deal, but Celtics president Danny Ainge is weighing his options. "That’s an uncertainty," Ainge said. "We’re having conversations with Austin right now and trying to figure out what’s best, but he could be in town shortly." Regardless of where Rivers ends up, he's averaging 6.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists on the season, so he can be safely left on waiver wires.
Jan 13 - 10:11 AM

Austin Rivers is a member of the Celtics, but he could still be traded to the Clippers.

The three-team deal sending Jeff Green to Memphis is now finalized, but Rivers' future with the Celtics remains up in the air. The Clippers are trying to find a way to make a deal with Boston work, but have been unsuccessful thus far.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 12 - 11:42 AM

Austin Rivers will be sent to Boston as part of the Jeff Green deal.

There's still a chance Rivers eventually makes his way to the Clippers to play for his dad, but he'll be in Boston for the time being. He's entering a crowded backcourt, so there's no reason to be excited about a move to Boston. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 11 - 5:35 PM

Austin Rivers was not in the building for the Pelicans' practice on Sunday, suggesting that he will surely be traded very soon.

He is rumored to be heading to the Clippers to team up with his father, coach Doc Rivers, but nothing is official just yet. We will continue to pass along further updates as needed, but there's no reason to add Rivers in almost any league.
Jan 11 - 12:26 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said on Saturday that he would be open to coaching Austin Rivers should he traded to the Clippers.

"I think a year ago I probably wouldn't," Rivers said. "But I think I would for sure. I think this team could handle that. He's a downhill guard, which is something we need, so I certainly would." It's a little surprising that the Clippers would go after Rivers considering that they already have Jordan Farmar and Jamal Crawford, but we will still follow this story closely. Whether he plays for his dad or not, Rivers can still be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 11 - 9:36 AM

Austin Rivers is expected to be trade to the Clippers to join his dad, coach Doc Rivers.

It's unclear what the Clippers would give up, but they could do it for Jordan Farmar straight up. Farmar has played much better than Rivers and he's also a better fit as a floor spacer. Neither will see much change in their fantasy value.
Jan 10 - 7:31 PM