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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 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

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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

Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton.
Jan 17 - 1:18 AM

Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward.
Jan 14 - 6:26 PM

Austin Rivers (illness) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action.

Rivers moved back into the starting five alongside Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan, as the Clippers continue to go small in the absence of Blake Griffin (knee). He's worth a glance if you need points, 3-pointers and a dash of assists, but he's not a well-rounded roto option.
Jan 12 - 2:30 AM

Austin Rivers (illness) will start against the Magic on Wednesday.

His dad is also well enough to coach tonight. Rivers absolutely went off against the Magic in their last game on Dec. 14 with 25 points, so maybe he can have another big outing. Because he's playing well these days, Rivers is worth a look in standard leagues while he's going strong.
Jan 11 - 8:54 PM

Austin Rivers (illness) returned to practiced with the team on Tuesday and appears probable for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

Rivers missed Sunday's game vs. Miami due to the flu bug that has rampaged the NBA. In his previous four games, Rivers was averaging 18.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 37.9 minutes. However, with Chris Paul back in the mix, Rivers will not see the same amount of extended playing time.
Jan 10 - 1:11 PM

Austin Rivers (illness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Heat.

Rivers has been playing an average of 33.2 minutes over his last five games, so his absence will open the door for Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford to see more minutes in a great matchup. Rivers should be relevant until Blake Griffin (knee) returns with averages of 16.8 points, 4.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 triples over his last five, but the Clippers only play twice in Week 12.
Jan 8 - 1:56 PM

Austin Rivers started on the wing against the Kings on Friday, finishing with 24 points, six rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He was on fire with 18 points in the first half. Rivers has looked lightning quick on the offensive side to offset his defensive issues, so his dad is willing to deal with the trade off. Rivers is not going to be this good most nights, so he's more of a 16-team guy right now.
Jan 7 - 1:39 AM

Austin Rivers torched the Grizzlies during a 115-106 win on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 28 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

It was a pick-and-roll fest for Rivers in his season high in playing time with the Grizzlies bigs having a tough time staying with him. This could be Rivers' last big chance with Chris Paul (hamstring) going through some workouts and having a decent chance to play on Friday. Rivers should still have some value in deeper leagues, but owners in shallower leagues shouldn't cut something they're going to miss to grab him.
Jan 5 - 1:50 AM

Austin Rivers played 34 minutes in the starting lineup against the Thunder on Saturday with 14 points, one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer.

He was the focal point of the offense, taking a team-high 11 attempts from the field and only making three. His dad, Doc Rivers, has used him at three different spots this season, but he is running the offense while Chris Paul (hamstring) is out. Rivers only has short-term value in standard leagues.
Jan 1 - 12:16 AM

Austin Rivers will get the start against the Thunder on Saturday.

He didn't get any additional punishment from the league for his contact on the ref from Friday. Rivers should be looking at around 30 minutes tonight and is a DFS play. He also has value in the short-term with Chris Paul (hamstring) on the shelf.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Austin Rivers and coach Doc Rivers were ejected against the Rockets on Friday.

This has to be the first time a father-son combo has been ejected within five minutes in the same game, right? Austin seemed to make contact with the ref, which will cause an ejection under most circumstances. Rivers could be subjected to a suspension, but it was very mild contact and Doc had a beef for this call. He finished with nine points, one rebound and three assists.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:02:00 PM

With Chris Paul (hamstring) sidelined, Austin Rivers will start at point guard against the Rockets on Friday night.

Rivers has started five games for the Clips this season and is averaging 18.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 34.9 minutes over those five contests. Rivers has also posted a usage rate of 19.7 in his starts. He is an intriguing DFS tournament play on Friday in what projects to be a very high-scoring affair. J.J. Redick (hamstring) will play on Friday, so Jamal Crawford will back up both guard spots.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Austin Rivers scored 22 points with four rebounds, two steals and two triples against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

J.J. Redick (hamstring) missed his second straight game and Chris Paul (hamstring) returned to action, but Rivers got the nod as the starting shooting guard with Jamal Crawford moving back to the bench. He hit 9-of-20 shots in 32 minutes, and considering he was coming off a 19-point game in his previous outing, he now looks like the best short-term option out of Crawford and Raymond Felton until Redick is able to return. The Clippers have two more games in Week 10.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:51:00 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