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Austin Rivers | Guard | #25

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / NO
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Austin Rivers (glute) returned to practice on Sunday.
Rivers had been sidelined since October 5 with a strained right glute, but with him getting through Sunday's practice, it looks like there's a chance he could be cleared for the Clippers' season opener on Thursday. Rivers might be starting for the Clippers this season, but it's tough to see him earning much more than 20 minutes a night while Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic are healthy. Oct 15 - 3:59 PM

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Austin Rivers (glute) is doubtful to play against the Lakers on Friday.

He's almost certainly out, but at least being called doubtful gives some hope. Rivers should be in play as a last-round pick, but it doesn't help him that Lou Williams has looked great this month.
Oct 13 - 3:01 PM

Austin Rivers (strained right glute) will not suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Kings.

Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) will also join Rivers on the sidelines, which will result in Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams sliding into the starting five. It's unclear if Rivers will be ready for the Clippers' regular-season opener, and as long as he's out, Teodosic will be the primary beneficiary.
Oct 12 - 11:29 AM

Austin Rivers (strained right glute) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Trail Blazers.

Head coach Doc Rivers stated on Thursday that his son would be out for "a while," so we might not see him again during the preseason. With Austin on the sidelines, Milo Teodosic will continue to work with the first unit and Lou Williams should also see some increased floor time.
Oct 8 - 2:17 PM

Austin Rivers (strained right glute) "is going to be out for a while" according to coach Doc Rivers.

Rivers isn't the most transparent coach, so we have no idea what kind of timetable Austin is looking at. The regular season is two weeks away, so expect the Clippers to be very cautious in the preseason. If Rivers misses any regular-season games, Milos Teodosic, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams will all get a bump.
Source: LA Times
Oct 5 - 12:48 PM

Austin Rivers won't play in Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors due to a strained right glute.

Rivers got the start alongside Patrick Beverley in the preseason opener, but struggled with eight points (3-of-12 shooting), three assists, one board and four steals in 30 minutes. He could have some low-end value if he can hold onto his new starting gig, but Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams are a serious threat to his workload.
Oct 2 - 10:05 PM

Austin Rivers went 4-of-12 from the field in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Jazz, on his way to nine points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

Rivers perhaps was a bit too comfortable jacking up contested shots in this one, and while he did do a decent job defensively against Gordon Hayward, his inability to have a positive impact on the offensive end was a major issue for Los Angeles. As a side note, with the Game 7 loss, the Clippers became the first team in NBA history to blow a series lead in five straight postseasons, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with J.J. Redick, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin during free agency.
Apr 30 - 6:40 PM

Austin Rivers came through in his start against the Jazz on Friday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He had two very clutch treys with less than four minutes left in the game, including a huge one with 1:29 remaining to give the Clippers a 10-point lead. Coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers were much better on the perimeter with defense, so you can pencil his son as a starter for Game 7. After playing just 18 minutes in Game 5, Rivers could be flirting with 40 minutes on Sunday. Daily Slant: Rivers price didn’t jump dramatically on FanDuel or DraftKings after his solid performance in Game 6, which keeps him in play as a nice value target. Across 246.0 minutes this season when Rivers was on the court with Chris Paul and without Blake Griffin, he managed a per-36 pace of 25.16 FD points and 27.18 DK points. Although his ownership will rise, he’s worth a roster spot given his expected workload.
Apr 29 - 1:45 AM

Austin Rivers is starting over Mo Speights in Game 6 against the Jazz on Friday.

Coach Doc Rivers said he was going to start either Paul Pierce or Speights, but he'll go with his son. This almost certainly means Rivers will see much more than his 18 minutes in Game 5, and he could even get into the 30s. The Clippers will do their best to push the pace here and get Utah out of their halfcourt rhythm on both ends.
Apr 28 - 9:58 PM

Austin Rivers vowed to be more aggressive in Game 6 in Utah on Friday.

"All I needed was that one game just to get my rhythm back," Rivers said. "I’m not going to be out there trying to figure stuff out next game. I’m going to be aggressive." The rust was very apparent in his return from an 11-game absence on Tuesday, as he missed all four of his shots and brought very little to the box score in his 18 minutes off the bench. He should be able to flirt with 20 minutes again in Game 6, but given the matchup, he's not a great guy to target in fantasy hoops.
Apr 26 - 11:29 AM

Austin Rivers (hamstring) returned to action in Tuesday's Game 5 vs. the Jazz, scoring two points with two boards and one assist in 18 minutes.

Coach Doc Rivers was only expecting him to play around 12 minutes and the rust was obvious as the SG missed all four of his shots from the field. With that said, he did play some solid defense and his minutes will likely be in the 20s for Game 6 in Utah on Friday. He will be tough to trust in fantasy leagues until his restrictions are lifted.
Apr 26 - 1:52 AM

Austin Rivers (hamstring) is expected to play about 12 minutes in Game 5 vs. the Jazz on Tuesday.

Additionally, Rivers will come off the bench and Mo Speights will remain in the starting lineup. If Rivers' hamstring holds up well tonight, his minutes should quickly trend up and he will eventually have some nice DFS appeal with Blake Griffin (toe) out for the postseason.
Apr 25 - 9:14 PM

Doc Rivers confirmed that Austin Rivers (hamstring) will play with a minutes limit in Game 5 against the Jazz on Tuesday.

Rivers hasn't taken the court since March 29, so his minutes will likely be in the lower-20s on Tuesday night. Raymond Felton will likely lose some minutes with Rivers back in the rotation.
Apr 24 - 5:15 PM

Austin Rivers said his hamstring has made "significant improvement," and he will return to the court for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Jazz.

This falls in line with an earlier report from Adrian Wojnarowski that stated Rivers was expected to play on Tuesday, so we should get official confirmation following Tuesday morning's shootaround. With Rivers back in action, Raymond Felton won't play as much.
Apr 24 - 3:36 PM

Austin Rivers (hamstring) is expected to play in Game 5 vs. the Jazz on Tuesday.

This is huge for the Clippers because Rivers is one of their best perimeter defenders and could potentially move into the starting lineup. He also gives them more flexibility to use smaller lineups. Rivers has been out for weeks and will likely have restrictions, so he will be tough to trust right out of the gate.
Apr 24 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Milos Teodosic
3Jawun Evans
SG1Austin Rivers
2Lou Williams
3Sindarius Thornwell
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Sam Dekker
3Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Montrezl Harrell
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Willie Reed