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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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Coach Doc Rivers said adding Austin Rivers "was a gamble" for him this season.
"It was just a tough one for me," Rivers said. "I was on the other side of not wanting to do it, and I’m glad I listened to people for a change. I wasn’t so stubborn." The Clippers will likely bring Rivers back for next season and he should be a backup for them. He won't be worth drafting in most leagues. May 25 - 7:52 PM
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Coach Doc Rivers said calling Austin Rivers' mom would be his easiest free agent pitch.

"I think he loved it here," Doc said. "I even think he liked the coach at times." Obviously, Doc transformed Austin into a capable backup player and his 25-point game on May 8 was one of the best moments of the playoffs. He'll likely be brought back at the minimum next season.
May 18 - 8:11 PM

Austin Rivers bruised his hip during the third quarter of Game 5 but he quickly returned to finish with eight points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

He shot just 3-of-11 from the field in a game that was more reminiscent of his regular-season play. Rivers has averaged 13.4 points on 50.0 percent shooting, 2.0 threes, 2.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals vs. the Rockets.
May 13 - 12:42 AM

Austin Rivers scored 25 points in Friday's Game 3 blowout win over the Rockets, hitting 10-of-13 shots (including three treys) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

Rivers started getting going in the third quarter after a sequence of good defensive plays and tough buckets. The Rockets were crumbling at the same time and Rivers' play put them over the edge, as he proceeded to take over the game to the extent the home crowd was chanting his name. This was not a hallucination.
May 9 - 1:32 AM

Austin Rivers started at point guard again on Wednesday, but hit just 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points and two assists in a loss to the Rockets.

Chris Paul's hamstring injury may or may not keep him out of Game 3, but the guy you want to rely on when he's out is Jamal Crawford, who was solid again with 19 points, five boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer. He hit just 6-of-22 shots, but seems to be the guy to rely on while Paul is wearing street clothes.
May 7 - 1:11 AM

Austin Rivers is listed as the probable starter for Game 2 against the Rockets on Wednesday.

Head coach Doc Rivers said that Chris Paul (hamstring) is very unlikely to play, so it looks like Rivers could make his second consecutive start tonight. Rivers scored 17 points with one rebound, three assists, four steals, and four three-pointers in Game 1, so he would be worth a look in daily leagues if Paul sits out tonight. Expect an update prior to tip-off.
May 6 - 1:50 PM

Austin Rivers said there are sets he can run that Chris Paul can't and vice versa.

"I can’t run the same sets he does and there are sets that I run that he can’t run," Rivers said. While Rivers scored 17 points to go along with one rebound, three assists, four steals, and four three-pointers in Monday's Game 1 win over the Rockets, he's also saying he can do things that a top-5 MVP candidate can't. We'll just let the quote speak for itself.
May 5 - 12:19 PM

Austin Rivers started for injured Chris Paul (hamstring) and scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with one rebound, three assists and four steals in Monday's Game 1 win over the Rockets.

Let's be clear, he had more bad plays than we could count and was a sieve defensively, but he buried open threes and the Rockets were their own brand of terrible. If Paul can't go in Game 2 (or Doc Rivers thinks he can win one without him), then this would be Rivers' high-water mark.
May 5 - 1:06 AM

Austin Rivers will start for injured Chris Paul (hamstring) in Monday's Game 1 opener against the Rockets.

Rivers won't face an impact defender and he'll have quite a bit of playing time to put points on the board, but look for the offense to be run through Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes.
May 4 - 9:30 PM

Austin Rivers was fantastic for the Clippers during their Game 4 win over the Spurs on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting through just 17 minutes of action.

As per usual, Rivers didn't do much aside from score (one assist, one steal, and one turnover), but he did give the Clippers' bench a major lift, and he was a big part of LA's win today. Rivers has actually been coming on for the Clippers lately, scoring in double figures in his last two outings, but he's still not much of a fantasy option as scoring is his only asset. It'll be very interesting to see if he can have a repeat performance during Game 5 on Tuesday.
Apr 26 - 7:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Lester Hudson
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh