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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 overcame a slow start and hit 6-of-14 shots and 3-of-8 3-pointers for 15 points, one rebound, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes on Monday.
Rivers might take a small hit once Milos Teodosic is back up to speed, but has been playing very well for the Clippers, averaging 18.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 3.4 3-pointers on 45 percent shooting over his last five. Just keep rolling him out there until further notice. Dec 12 - 1:22 AM

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Austin Rivers scored 23 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday.

At shootaround, Rivers said he doesn't think the return of Danilo Gallinari will hurt how he's being aggressive, and coach Doc Rivers said something similar on the sidelines during an ESPN interview. Rivers added Gallo should open up the offense and credited guys for stepping up. In other words, Rivers may still hold his value as long as he's making shots.
Dec 7 - 1:19 AM

Austin Rivers started at PG on Sunday and scored a season-high 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting (7-of-10 from deep) with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

Rivers scored L.A.'s first eight points tonight and had a career-best 20 points by halftime -- we're not expecting a repeat performance any time soon, but L.A. will lean on him heavily until Danilo Gallinari (glute) returns. Owners should remember that Milos Teodosic (left foot, plantar fascia) has resumed jogging and could return before Christmas, according to Doc Rivers, so the Clippers will get some PG help soon.
Dec 3 - 10:23 PM

Austin Rivers scored 25 points with six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

In the team's Wednesday practice, Rivers said he talked to Lou Williams about how they'll have to take more shots now that Blake Griffin (knee) is out, and so far it's gone well for the coach's son. The problem for the Clippers wasn't their offense today, but Rivers got torched on defense. Fantasy owners won't care about that and should own him in standard leagues despite his issues in percentages.
Dec 1 - 12:53 AM

Austin Rivers hit 7-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and a steal in Monday's win over the Lakers.

Rivers is going to get a ton of usage and production with Patrick Beverley lost for the season, and his line would have looked a lot better had he hit more than 1-of-6 3-pointers tonight. He's averaging 17 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 3-pointers over his last three games, and looks like a must-own player going forward.
Nov 28 - 1:49 AM

Austin Rivers scored 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting Saturday to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound, seven assists, one steal and four turnovers in 38 minutes.

Rivers' shooting percentages have been all over the place this season, but he's locked into heavy minutes with Patrick Beverley (knee) done of the year and Milos Teodosic (foot) without a firm return date, and if you neglect the percentages he's bringing enough to the box score to warrant a roster spot in 12-team, category-based leagues. He's a much more attractive asset in points formats, though.
Nov 26 - 12:48 AM

Austin Rivers scored 18 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

The bad news is he made just 1-of-4 from the line in this win. Before tonight, he’s been pretty bad this year and entered tonight as one of just four players to play at least 20 minutes per game while shooting under 37 percent from the field and under 65 percent from the line (Ball, Stephenson and Cunningham). The good news is his usage rate holds up even when he’s next to Lou Williams and he should be getting minutes the rest of the way. He's going to be brutal for percentages, but he has enough value to hold as a trade chip at least.
Nov 22 - 10:30 PM

Austin Rivers hit just 1-of-9 shots for two points, five assists, one rebound and one steal in 32 minutes vs. the Knicks on Monday.

He continues to have the green light on offense despite shooting 37.2 percent from the field prior to this nightmare. Rivers' value has been trending in the wrong direction, but he'll continue to see a healthy dose of minutes with Danilo Gallinari (hip) out another 7-10 days.
Nov 20 - 10:53 PM

Austin Rivers finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists across 34 minutes in Saturday's 102-87 loss in Charlotte.

Rivers hit just 3-of-14 from the floor, including 1-of-6 from behind the arc, as his shooting woes continue. He's now just 19-of-63 (30.2 percent) across the past four outings. He trolled his ankle in practice last week and perhaps he is still dealing with the after effects of that injury. He remains a low-end option in fantasy despite his current starting status.
Nov 18 - 9:41 PM

Austin Rivers scored 17 points with two assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

It was a night he'd probably like to forget on defense and maybe he wasn't 100 percent. Rivers was "50-50" to play in this game because he rolled his ankle in practice on Thursday, but the Clippers needed him badly with Pat Beverley (knee) out. He's a low-end option in fantasy.
Nov 11 - 12:27 AM

Austin Rivers (ankle) will play on Friday vs. the Thunder.

He said he would be play and now we have confirmation from his head coach (and father) as well. The Clippers are shorthanded with both Patrick Beverley (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) out, so Rivers and Lou Williams will have to play as many minutes as they can handle.
Nov 10 - 7:33 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) said he will play Friday vs. the Thunder.

"I’m gonna play," said Rivers. "There’s a difference between pain and discomfort. If it’s discomfort, you can play with that." Patrick Beverley (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) have been ruled out Friday, so Rivers has a chance to play heavy minutes if he can handle it. Lou Williams will replace Beverly in the starting lineup on Friday.
Nov 10 - 12:44 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said Austin Rivers (ankle) is "50-50" to play Friday vs. OKC.

The Clippers are already short-handed with Patrick Beverley (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) ruled out for Friday. If Rivers is unable to suit up, Lou Williams would be asked to play extended minutes. Wes Johnson, Sindarius Thornwell and Juwan Evans would also see additional playing time.
Nov 10 - 12:19 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) suffered a mild sprain on Thursday and is questionable to play against the Thunder on Friday.

This could be bad news with Patrick Beverley (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) already ruled out. Lou Williams has played just 69 minutes next to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan this season, so he'll be adding to that number in a big way regardless. Plus, Wes Johnson, Sam Dekker and Sindarius Thornwell should have their minutes extended. Plus, Juwan Evans should be in the rotation, so that could be something to watch in super deep leagues -- he scored 22 points in the preseason finale.
Nov 9 - 3:20 PM

Austin Rivers scored a season-high 24 points in a losing effort on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-17 field goals with four 3-pointers in 36 minutes of action.

The Clippers have six players averaging double-digit points, but they were missing one tonight (Danilo Gallinari) and they're not the deepest team. Rivers stepped up admirably, adding three assists, two rebounds and two steals, but it wasn't enough to avoid the Clippers' fifth loss in their past six games. Rivers' value has been anchored by steals (2.1) and he's better suited to points leagues.
Nov 7 - 11:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Austin Rivers
2Milos Teodosic
3Jawun Evans
4Patrick Beverley
SG1Lou Williams
2Sindarius Thornwell
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wes Johnson
3Sam Dekker
PF1Blake Griffin
2Montrezl Harrell
3Brice Johnson
4Jamil Wilson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Willie Reed